Noshir Contractor presented at the University of Buffalo’s Virtual Brown Bag Series and Global HR Forum

Noshir Contractor recently presented at the Virtual Brown Bag Series at the University of Buffalo and the Global HR Forum.

  • At the Virtual Brown Bag Series, his presentation titled “Using Digital Traces to Leverage Network Insights During COVID-19 Today – and in Space in the Future” featured some of our latest works on digital traces and how we can gain network insights from these data.
  • At the Global HR Forum (글로벌인재포럼) 2020, Noshir Contractor was one of the panelists during the “Big Data and the Future of Human Resources Management” session. Other speakers in the session include Sidney Yang (CEO, Heartcount), Heather Whiteman (Fellow, Future Workplace), and Eun Jinki (Partner, HR Strategy, re:BOX Consulting).

Citation:

Contractor, N. (2020, November). Using Digital Traces to Leverage Network Insights During COVID-19 Today – and in Space in the Future. Speaker at the Virtual Brown Bag Series Department of Organization and Human Resources, School of Management, University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY.

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Noshir Presenting at NCA 2020 Tomorrow!

Tomorrow (11/20), Noshir Contractor will be presenting at the National Communication Association (NCA) Convention. He will discuss topics surrounding AI and teams as part of a panel titled Team Communication Research in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

Other speakers in the panel include:

  • Brooke Foucault Welles from Northeastern University
  • Javier Garcia from US CCDC Army Research Laboratory
  • Nina Lauharatanahirun from University of Pennsylvania and US CCDC Army Research Laboratory
  • Andrew Gambino from Penn State University
  • Christoph Riedl from Northeastern University
  • Leslide DeChurch from Northwestern University

More details on the panel can be found below:

Title: Team Communication Research in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Fri, 11/20: 3:30 PM 4:45 PM EST
Room: Zoom Room 17
Artificial intelligence (AI) technology has accelerated at a rapid pace in recent years, presenting novel opportunities and challenges to the study of team communication. In this panel, we bring together experts who use AI in many different aspects of their team communication research, including: AI-supported data collection and analysis, behavioral modeling and prediction in teams, agent-based modeling of teams, and hybrid human-agent teams. This panel will feature short individual presentations about leading edge AI-team research, followed by discussion of critical issues in this domain including data security, ethics, privacy, and student training. Together, we aim to outline an agenda for future work where AI is thoughtfully integrated into team communication research.
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Diego Presenting at the National Communication Association (NCA) Convention 2020

Our gradaute student Diego Gomez-Zara is going to present his research on team formation at the upcoming National Communication Association (NCA) Convention. The 106th Annual NCA Convention will be fully virtual and will cover topics surroounding Communication at the Crossroads. Diego’s presentation will be live from 7-9AM CST and is part of the Information Seeking, Impressions, and Technology.

More information about the presentation can be found here: https://ww4.aievolution.com/nca2001/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&ev=11014

Title: Do I Know You? The Effects of Offline Social Capital on Self-Assembled Teams Online

Abstract: This study investigates how individuals’ offline social capital affects the formation of teams in online contexts. We conducted a study with 854 participants who assembled teams using an online platform developed for this study and examined how they sent invitations to assemble teams to others, as well as their responses to others’ invitations. Through a family of statistical models for analyzing social network data, ERGMs, the result suggests that participants’ prior offline relationships have strong effects on the likelihood of being invited and accepted in a team. We found that the strength of offline relationships, the number of weak and strong ties, and leadership experience influenced the processes of team formation online. This study provides empirical support for social capital theories that explain how teams emerge online.

Citation: Gómez-Zará, D., DeChurch, L. A., & Contractor, N. S. Do I Know You? The Effects of Offline Social Capital on Self-Assembled Teams Online. Accepted at the NCA 106th Annual Convention.

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Niloufar presenting at INFORMS 2020

Our graduate student, Niloufar Izadinia, presented at the 2020 Virtual INFORMS Annual Meeting today (11/13). Her presentation titled Optimization-based Metrics Of Multilevel Performance In Multiteam Systems will be available for the next three months.

 

More Event Details: http://meetings2.informs.org/wordpress/annual2020/schedule/

Below please find the abstract and link to the presentation.


 

Abstract: Members in Multiteam system (MTS) have to negotiate making decisions that optimize their individual performance vis a vis the performance of their team and the MTS. Further, the performance of an individual or a team is constrained by decisions made by others with whom they are independent. Organizational research has generally not accounted for these interdependencies when measuring performance, In this study, we develop optimization-based metrics for assessing the performance of individuals, teams, and MTS that take into account these constraints. We demonstrate that our metrics are valid, reliable, and superior to existing metrics as predictors and outcomes of team states and processes.

 

Link to Presentation: https://cattendee.abstractsonline.com/meeting/9022/Session/3435

 

Note: If you’re not a registered for the annual meeting, you’ll still be able to access the event and watch Niloufar’s presentation by creating an account.

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Watch Noshir Contractor’s SIOP 2020 and MORS Brownbag Talk

A few months ago, Noshir Contractor presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP 2020) as well as at the Management and Organizations (MORS) Brownbag Series. His talk is on (Re-)pairing Teams for the Moon, and it is based on our NASA CREWS project. Check out a recording of the talk here:

 

Citation:

  • Contractor, N. (2020, May). (Re-)pairing Teams for the Moon. Speaker at MORS Brownbag Series, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
  • Antonne, B., DeChurch, L. A., Bell, S., & Contractor, N. S. (2020, April 21-25). Re-Pairing Teams for Long-Duration Space Exploration. Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) 2020, Virtual Conference.

 

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Noshir and Leslie will be delivering the Welcome Plenary at INGroup 2020

We are excited to announce that our Lab Director Noshir Contractor and ATLAS’ Lab Director Leslie DeChurch will be delivering the Welcome Plenary titled Teaming in the Time of COVID-19: Reconfiguration of Workplace Communication Networks” at the 15th Annual 2020 INGRoup Conference.
They will present their latest work on Enterprise Social Media and the effect COVID-19 has on the nature of work and teams. As many of us may have known, COVID-19 strongly affected the working force, forcing many, if not all, companies to transition to remote work. This transition, in turn, changed an organization’s communication structure and produced interesting effects.
Check out a full description of their speech here and join the livestream here. It’ll be this Thursday (Oct 1) from 10AM – 11AM EDT.
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Paper by Yun Huang, Anup Sawant, and Noshir Contractor titled “Enabling teams to self-assemble: the my dream team tool” was presented at the 5th Annual International Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference in Austin, TX on August 8, 2014

Paper by Yun Huang, Anup Sawant, and Noshir Contractor titled “Enabling teams to self-assemble: the my dream team tool” was presented at the 5th Annual International Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference in Austin, TX on August 8, 2014

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Project by Anup Sawant, Harshad Gado, and Noshir Contractor titled “VIVO team builder based on linked open data conforming to the VIVO ontology” was presented at the 5th Annual International Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference in Austin, TX on August 7, 2014

Project by Anup Sawant, Harshad Gado, and Noshir Contractor titled “VIVO team builder based on linked open data conforming to the VIVO ontology” was presented at the 5th Annual International Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference in Austin, TX on August 7, 2014

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Paper by Alina Lungeanu, Sophia Sullivan, and Noshir Contractor titled “Compositional, relational and ecosystem influences on team assembly in emerging scientific fields” was presented at the 5th Annual International Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference in Austin, TX on August 7, 2014

Paper by Alina Lungeanu, Sophia Sullivan, and Noshir Contractor titled “Compositional, relational and ecosystem influences on team assembly in emerging scientific fields” was presented at the 5th Annual International Science of Team Science (SciTS) Conference in Austin, TX on August 7, 2014

http://www.scienceofteamscience.org/conference-schedule

 

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