Sid Jha and Matt Nicholson present at Northwestern Computational Research Day

Sid Jha will give a lightning talk “A Computational Platform to Evaluate the Ability to Perceive Social Connections” at the 2018 Computational Research Day on April 10, 2018. Moreover, Sid and Matt (both Undergraduate Research Assistants at SONIC) will present their posters then, respectively: Creating a Framework... read more »


Jeremy Foote presents at iConference 2018

Jeremy Foote attended iConference on March 27, 2018 in Sheffield, UK where he presented work on characterizing founders of online peer production communities, coauthored with Noshir Contractor. Foote, J., Contractor, N. The Behavior and Network Position of Peer Production Founders.  read more »


Jackie Ng is going to Harvard’s LISH in Fall 2018

SONIC lab member Jackie Ng has accepted a postdoctoral fellowship with the Laboratory for Innovation Science (LISH) at Harvard University starting in Fall 2018. Congratulations!  read more »


Jacqueline Ng and Diego Gómez-Zará presented at the ATLAS’s Teams Research Incubator Weekend

Jacqueline Ng, Ph.D. candidate, and Diego Gómez-Zará, Ph.D. student, presented their current research at the ATLAS’s Teams Research Incubator for doctoral students and junior faculty, in Evanston, IL On March 17th, Jacqueline presented “Information sharing in online teams: How information processing interventions... read more »


SONIC’s paper published in Communication Methods and Measures

A paper co-authored by SONIC’s Alina Lungeanu, Noshir Contractor, ATLAS’ Leslie DeChurch, and UGA’s Dorothy Carter was published in the journal Communication Methods and Measures. Lungeanu, A., Carter, D. R., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2018). How Team Interlock Ecosystems Shape the Assembly of Scientific... read more »


SONIC presents at the Organizational Science Winter Conference in Utah

SONIC members, Jacqueline Ng and Noshir Contractor, are coauthors along with Leslie DeChurch (ATLAS, Northwestern) and Paul Leonardi (UCSB) of “The Sociomateriality of Teamwork”  presented at the Organizational Science Winter Conference on the theme “Technology and the Modern Organization” on March... read more »


SONIC hosts a Relational Event Modeling research incubator

SONIC hosted a Relational Event Modeling research incubator on Feb 23rd and Feb 24th where 10 researchers from the US Army Research Lab, Stanford, University of Georgia, Purdue and Northwestern discussed how recent advances in relational event modeling can be leveraged to address their research questions and how novel research... read more »


Noshir Contractor delivered a keynote address at the Computational Communication Science conference

Noshir Contractor delivered a keynote titled “Combining Big Data and Conventional Methods” at the Computational Communication Science conference, on February 16th in Hanover, Germany.  read more »


SONIC welcomes Cristina Casareale

SONIC welcomes Cristina Casareale, a visiting Ph.D. student in Civil and Environmental Protection at the Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona, Italy). During her 6 month visit, Cristina will work with SONIC to study the networks among the key players involved in response to the 2012 Costa Concordia maritime disaster.  read more »


SONIC will present at the ICA in May 2018

Two SONIC papers will be presented at the 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association in Prague, the Czech Republic on the 24-28 of May 2018. Tanaka, K., DeChurch, L., & Contractor, N. (2018, May). Origins of omission and commission errors in perceptions of group communication networks. Schultz,... read more »