Contractor and DeChurch Featured in Article by The Economist

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 – or SONIC’s website –

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SONIC Recruiting Interns for Winter 2022!

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 ( or Noshir Contractor ( with questions.

Detailed description of internship available for Winter 2022 can be found here

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Contractor and Chen Present at Segal Design at Intersections Series

On November 15th, Noshir Contractor and Wei Chen discussed the usage of network science in building teams and supporting design preference modeling!

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Watch the talk here:

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New Publication in the Journal of Applied Psychology!

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.

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Congratulations for the Bill Eadie Distinguished Scholarly Article Award!

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”.

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