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Jacqueline Ng successfully defends dissertation on how teams form and what they need to perform

Jacqueline Ng successfully defends dissertation on how teams form and what they need to perform

Jackie successfully defended her dissertation titled “Teams and Organizing in the Digital Age:  How Team Networks Form and Why They Perform”.  Her research explores the relationship between how teams form and what they need to perform, highlighting a paradox between what teams do and what they ought to do. ... read more »

 

SONIC Speaker Series welcomes Prasad Balkundi in April 2018

Despite a resurgence of research on negative ties in social networks, a comprehensive understanding of negative and positive has yet to be provided. Incorporating evidence from prior 163 independent samples we examine whether the initiation of positive and negative relationships (i.e., out-degree) or the reception of positive... read more »

 

SONIC welcomes Koustav Rudra

Koustav Rudra joins SONIC as a post-doctoral researcher, following completion of his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He will contribute his text analytic skills to various projects at SONIC.  read more »

 

Noshir Contractor participates in the induction of IIT Madras’ Robert Bosch Center for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence

Noshir Contractor participates in the induction of IIT Madras’ Robert Bosch Center for Data Science & Artificial Intelligence

On April 25th 2018, Noshir Contractor participated in ceremonies to induct IIT Madras’ Robert Bosch Center for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence as the first member of the Web Science Trust Network (WSTNet) of laboratories from India. https://rbc-dsai.iitm.ac.in/events/2018/04/25/Launch-Webscience-trust-network.html    read more »

 

Noshir Contractor receives a Distinguished Alumnus Award

Noshir Contractor receives a Distinguished Alumnus Award

Noshir Contractor received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from  the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras,  where he received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering in 1983. He received the award during IITM’s 59th Institute Day ceremonies held on April 26th, 2018. http://alumni.iitm.ac.in/daa/list.php?yr=2018  read more »

 

Noshir Contractor presents “Deep Space Teamwork” at CommFest 2018

Noshir Contractor presents “Deep Space Teamwork” at CommFest 2018

Are we really going to Mars? The astronautical community certainly believes the answer is “yes.” Scientists all over the world are solving puzzles related to rocket reusability, human resistance to radiation exposure, and terraforming Mars to warm it up and give it a breathable atmosphere. The scientific challenges... read more »

 

SONIC attends and presents at SIOP 2018

SONIC attends and presents at SIOP 2018

SONIC members present various projects throughout SIOP 2018: April 19th, Thursday 5:00 – 6:00 pm, Room Chicago 7 – Panel Symposium Life in the Network: From People Analytics to Relational Analytics Prasad Balkundi, Ron Burt, Noshir Contractor, Paul Leonardi, Tracey Rizzuto, Jacqueline Ng April 20, Friday 5:00... read more »

 

Noshir Contractor presents at the Institute for Policy Research Colloquium

Noshir Contractor presented on “Leveraging Computational Social Science to Address Grand Societal Challenges” on April 16, 2018. The increased access to big data about social phenomena in general, and network data in particular, has been a windfall for social scientists. But these exciting opportunities must... read more »

 

Diego Gómez-Zará and Silvia Andreoli shared MDT’s results at Radio UBA

Diego Gómez-Zará and Silvia Andreoli shared MDT’s results at Radio UBA

The Ph.D. student, Diego Gómez-Zará, and the CITEP’s Director of Projects, Silvia Andreoli, presented the findings and results of the My Dream Team case study elaborated at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Both scholars were interviewed in the program “Académicamente” transmitted by the... read more »

 

SONIC Lab presented the results of My Dream Team case study at CITEP, Argentina.

SONIC Lab presented the results of My Dream Team case study at CITEP, Argentina.

On April 9th, Professor Noshir Contractor and his Ph.D. student Diego Gómez-Zará presented the results of the team assembly case study conducted at the Center for Technological and Pedagogical Innovation (CITEP – Centro de Innovación en Tecnología y Pedagogía). The talk was given at the University of Buenos Aires... read more »