NS-CTA

Integrated Research Center for Network Sciences Collaborative Technology Alliance Army Research Laboratory

Funded by the Army Research Laboratory (subcontract from BBN Technologies), Award number W911NF-09-2-0053.

The Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance (NS CTA) is a collaborative research alliance between the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL), other government researchers, and a Consortium of four research centers:

  1. SCNAR, the Social/Cognitive Academic Research Center
  2. INARC, the  Information Networks Academic Research Center
  3. CNARC, the Communications Networks Academic Research Center
  4. IRC, Interdisciplinary Research Center

The Alliance unites research across organizations, technical disciplines, and research areas to address the critical technical challenges of the Army and Network-Centric Warfare (NCW). Its purpose is to perform foundational cross-cutting research on network science, resulting in greatly enhanced human performance for network-enabled warfare and in greatly enhanced speed and precision for complex military operations.

SONIC participates in the INARC and IRC

Research Studies

MTS Experiment

6-DOS

My Dream Team

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Publications and Presentations:

  • Twyman, M., & Contractor, N. S. (Under preparation). State of the Science: Team Assembly. In K. Hall, R. Croyle, & A. Vogel (Eds.), Advancing Social and Behavioral Health Research through Cross-Disciplinary Team Science: Principles for Success: National Institutes of Health.
  • Gómez-Zará, D., Ng, J., Twyman, M., Andreoli, S., DeChurch, L., & Contractor, N. (2018). Social Cognition and Team Assembly: Competence, Warmth, or Embeddedness. Using team recommender systems to study users’ search preferences. Paper presented at the 13th Annual INGRoup Conference, Washington, DC, USA.
  • Tanaka, K., Jha, S., Gado, H., Twyman, M., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2018). 6-DoS (Six Degrees of Separation): A Web-based Platform to Conduct Small-world Experiments. XXXVIII Sunbelt Conference of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA), Utrecht, Netherlands, June 26-July 1.
  • Tanaka, K., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2018). Origins of Omission and Commission Errors in Perceptions of Group Communication Networks. 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic, May 24-28.
  • Whalen, R. (2018). Boundary spanning innovation and the patent system: Interdisciplinary challenges for a specialized examination system. Research Policy, 1–10. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2018.04.017
  • Nicholson, M., Tanaka, K., Lungeanu. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2018). Creating a Framework for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Various Search Strategies in the Small-World Phenomenon. Poster presented at Northwestern University Computational Research Day, Evanston, IL, April 10.
  • Jha, S., Tanaka. K., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. (2018). Network Acuity: Social Perceptions in a Small-World Experiment. Poster presented at Northwestern University Computational Research Day, Evanston, IL, April 10.
  • Gómez-Zará, D., Ng, J., Twyman, M., DeChurch, L., & Contractor, N. (2018). Social Cognition and Team Assembly: Competence, Warmth, or Embeddedness. Using team recommender systems to study users’ search preferences. Paper presented at the ATLAS’ Teams Research Incubator Weekend 2018, Evanston, IL, USA.
  • Twyman, M., Ma, L., Srivatsa, M., Cansever, D., & Contractor, N. Searching Networks to Assemble Teams. Paper presented at Army Research Laboratory Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance Annual Technical Meeting, Newark, Deleware, May 2-3, 2017.
  • Twyman, M., Ma, L., Srivatsa, M., Cansever, D., & Contractor, N. Searching Networks to Assemble Teams. Poster presented at NetSci 2017 International School and Conference on Network Science, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 19-23, 2017.

 

Investigators:

Noshir Contractor

SONIC Team Members:

Marlon Twyman, Kyosuke Tanaka