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Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center
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Launch Event | Live Webcast
(The Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies – CBIS)

9:15 a.m.

Introduction

Welcome

Remarks

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Scientific Session I  (CBIS)

10:15 a.m.  Social Cognitive Network Science

Boleslaw Szymanski, Ph.D.
Claire and Roland Schmitt Distinguished Professor and Center Director
ARL Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

11:00 a.m. Network Science: A Decade and Beyond

Albert-László Barabási, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor and Director, Northeastern University, Center for Complex Network Research

11:45 a.m.  Discussion

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11:55 a.m.  Luncheon  (Russell Sage Dining Hall)

1:15 p.m.  Poster Session and Virtual Tour of the Army Research Laboratory  (CBIS)

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Scientific Session II  (CBIS)

2:15 p.m.  Building A Nervous System For Humanity

Alex Paul Pentland, Ph.D.
Toshiba Professor of Media, Arts, and Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

3:00 p.m.  Discussion

3:10 p.m.  Predicting the Behavior of Socio-technical Systems: a Network Approach

Alessandro Vespignani, Ph.D.
The James H. Rudy Professor of Informatics and Computing, University of Indiana





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Read the October 22, 2009 news article:

Rensselaer To Lead Multimillion-Dollar Research Center for Social and Cognitive Networks

With $16.75 million in funding from the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute will launch a new interdisciplinary research center devoted to the study of social and cognitive networks.

The Center for Social and Cognitive Networks is part of the newly created Collaborative Technology Alliance (CTA) of the ARL, which includes a total of four nationwide centers focused on different aspects of the emerging field of network science.  Read the full article

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