SONIC’s research with NASA was featured in The Economist on December 18th 2021! Check out the article “How to Prevent Conflict on the Way to Mars” here!
Check out how Noshir Contractor and Leslie DeChurch were featured in this new article by The Economist titled “How to Prevent Conflict on the Way to Mars”! Available on The Economist – https://www.economist.com/christmas-specials/2021/12/18/how-to-prevent-conflict-on-the-way-to-mars or SONIC’s website – https://sonic.northwestern.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/How-to-prevent-conflict-on-the-way-to-Mars-_-The-Economist-compressed.pdf
We have opportunities for undergraduate students to join us as Data Science Interns, and receive class credit for research work in the lab. There is a possibility to extend the internship to subsequent quarters. Contact Arshya Srinivas (email@example.com) or Noshir Contractor (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Detailed description of internship available for Winter 2022 can be found here
On November 15th, Noshir Contractor and Wei Chen discussed the usage of network science in building teams and supporting design preference modeling!
Congratulations to Jasmine Wu, Brennan Antone, Arshya Srinivas, Leslie DeChurch and Noshir Contractor on publishing a paper with the Journal of Applied Psychology! The paper is titled “Teamwork in the Time of COVID-19: Creating, Dissolving, and Reactivating Network Ties in Response to a Crisis”
Wu, Y. J., Antone, B., Srinivas, A., DeChurch, L., & Contractor, N. (2021). Teamwork in the time of COVID-19: Creating, dissolving, and reactivating network ties in response to a crisis. Journal of Applied Psychology, 106(10), 1483–1492. https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000969
Noshir Contractor delivered a lecture at the Hong Kong Baptist University School of Communication and Film yesterday, on the topic “People Analytics: Using Digital Exhaust from the Web to Leverage Network Insights in the Algorithmically Infused Workplace”.
SONIC alum Brooke Foucault Welles recently won the National Communication Association Diamond Anniversary Book Award for coauthoring with Sarah Jackson and Moya Bailey on #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice. Congratulations Brooke!
This past Thursday, 11/18/2021, Noshir Contractor gave a talk entitled “Reimagining Theories and Methods to Understand and Enable the Algorithmically” for the WKWSCI Speaker Series!
The Association for Computing Machinery recently celebrated via the video below the ACM Fellows for 2019, including SONIC’s own Noshir Contractor!
Congratulations to Sophie Fu, Michelle Shumate and Noshir Contractor for receiving the Bill Eadie Distinguished Scholarly Article Award for NCA’s Applied Communication Division this year! They received this award for the article submission “Organizational and individual innovation decisions in an interorganizational system: Social influence and decision-making authority”.