James Hendler recognized for work in AI and government

James Hendler (Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web, and Cognitive Sciences at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) was named a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, recognizing his expertise in artificial intelligence and government. Professor Hendler’s research with the NS-CTA has included extracting knowledge from semantically constructed information and social networks, and using semantic relationships [...]

Postdoctoral Positions Northeastern/Harvard – Network Science

Postdoctoral Research Associate Network Science Institute @ Northeastern University Division of Network Medicine @ Harvard University The lab of Professor Albert-László Barabási, together with the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University and the Division of Network Medicine at Harvard University, is looking for postdoctoral associates in the area of network science and network medicine. We [...]

Yelp Dataset Challenge Winners

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Congratulations to grand prize winners from Professor Jiawei Han’s group at UIUC. Jialu Liu, Jingbo Shang, Chi Wang, and Xiang Ren applied new techniques for mining high quality phrases from massive text corpora. In addition to working with English language corpora, Professor Han’s group has also tackled Chinese and Arabic, in collaboration with ARL researchers. [...]

NetSci-X 2015 coming up

The NetSci-X Conference will be held in Rio de Janeiro, January 14-16, 2015. Leadings researchers examining networks from the perspectives of biological and environmental sciences, computer and information sciences, social sciences, and economics will gather for interdisciplinary collaboration. NS CTA researchers Jiawei Han and Albert-László Barabási are invited speakers.

Semantic Technology for Intelligence, Defense, and Security (STIDS) establishes Michael Dean Best Paper Award

The STIDS community recently established the Michael Dean Best Paper Award in recognition of his many and diverse contributions to the STIDS community. The award was presented for the first time at the STIDS conference this November. Mike Dean worked on the NS CTA program, researching semantic information theory and information modeling for composite networks.

NetSci 2014 symposium on the physics of human social behavior

The NetSci 2014 Symposium “Temporal Networks, Human Dynamics and Social Physics” will be held in Berkeley, CA, June 3 2014. The aim of the symposium is to bring together researchers interested in the use of network science and human behavioral data to improve our understanding of the physics of human social behavior. The symposium is [...]

Summer Schools for Network Science

The Summer School on Network Science at the University of South Carolina provides the opportunity for grad students or postdocs to share their current research and learn more about exciting developments in the field. The program features invited speakers and small group discussions, with the goal of fostering future collaboration. Registration for the two week [...]

Leveraging Social Patterns for Communications Networks

The IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing is spotlighting “On Exploiting Transient Social Contact Patterns for Data Forwarding in Delay-Tolerant Networks,” a paper by Wei Gao, Guohong Cao, Tom La Porta, and Jiawei Han. This paper will be available electronically for free during the next month, at http://www.computer.org/portal/web/tmc. This multi-genre NS CTA research explores a way [...]

Reality Commons Web Portal Launched

Alex (Sandy) Pentland and the Human Dynamics Lab of the MIT Media Lab are pleased to announce the launch of the Reality Commons web portal: http://realitycommons.media.mit.edu On Reality Commons, we release four mobile data sets, collected from 2004 onward, that contain the dynamics of several communities of about 100 people each. We invite  researchers to [...]

Exploiting Friendship Relations for Efficient Routing in Mobile Social Networks

A paper about NS CTA research on Mobile Social Networks, by Eyuphan Bulut and Boleslaw K. Szymanski, was selected as the featured article in the December issue of IEEE TPDS. Their research considers how awareness of the strength and pattern of social links can be used to facilitate more efficient communications in a Delay Tolerant [...]

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