What’s new?

WHAT’S NEW?

  • Becker, J. Russell Wharton Risk Center Russell Ackoff Doctoral Student Fellowship, “Can social influence improve financial forecasting?” ($2,000 direct), April 2017.
  • Kim, S., Centola, D. “A seeding strategy to promote the spread of behavior on social networks,” International School and Conference on Network Science, Indianapolis, Indiana, June 2017.
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Columbia, Mailman School of Public Health, April 2017
  • Becker, J., Brackbill, D., Centola, D.  “The Network Dynamics of Social Influence in the Wisdom of Crowds.”  Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Montreal, Canada, August 2017.
  • Yang, S., Zhang, J., Dehlendorf, C., & Centola, D. (2017, May). What Topics Matter? Applying Structural Topic Modeling (STM) to Extract Insights from Social Media-Based Health Interventions. International Communication Association Annual Conference. San Diego, CA.
  • Guilbeault, D., RightsCon Brussels, Workshop on Detecting and Building Bots, Belgium, March 29 – 31, 2017
  • Centola, D., Keynote, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, New Orleans, March 2017
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, UCLA, California’s Center for Population Research, February 2017
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Harvard, GSE, February 2017
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Department of Psychology, Drexel, January 2016
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Behavioral Economics and Health Symposium, December 2016
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, UCSF, Center for Vulnerable Populations, December 2016
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, The Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences, November 2016
  • Centola, D., Keynote, American Heart Association Annual Innovation Forum, Chicago, November 2016
  • Centola, D., Keynote, Social Informatics 2016, Seattle, November 2016
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Penn- CMU, Roybal Center on Behavioral Economics Annual Meeting, October 2016
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Penn, Psychology and Evolutionary Biology, October 2016.
  • Becker, J., “Support or competition? How online social networks increase physical activity: A randomized controlled trial.” Social Media and Health Innovation Lab, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, October 2016.
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Ignite Talk, RWJF, New York City, October 2016
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Princeton, Department of Sociology, October 2016
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Yale, YINS Workshop, September 2016
  • PI, Robert Wood Johnson Pioneer Grant for “Improving Medical Decision Making through the Wisdom of Crowds” ($390,041), September 2016
  • Co-PI, Swedish Foundation Grant for “Career Development Workshops to Promote Analytical Sociology” (with Peter Hedstrom, Elizabeth Bruch, and Emily Erikson) ($109,350 direct)
  • Support or competition? How online social networks increase physical activity: A randomized controlled trial Preventive Medicine Reports, 2016
  • Brackbill, D., Becker, J., Centola, D., “The Danger of Opinion Leaders: How Social Influence Affects the Wisdom of Crowds.” Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Seattle, WA, August 2016
  • Herbert, N., Kim, S., and Centola, D., “Is inequality inevitable? An agent-based bargaining model of network structure and nominal characteristic tags”, Advances in Mathematical Sociology session, Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Seattle, WA, August 2016
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Stanford, Department of Psychology, July 2016
  • Brackbill, D., Becker, J., Centola, D. “The Danger of Opinion Leaders: How Social Influence Affects the Wisdom of Crowds.” International Conference on Computational Social Science, Chicago, IL, June 24-26 2016
  • Becker, J., Brackbill, D., Centola, D. “An Experimental Study of Critical Mass.” International Conference on Computational Social Science, Chicago, IL, June 24-26 2016
  • Herbert, N., Kim, S., and Centola, D., “Is inequality inevitable? An agent-based bargaining model of network structure and nominal characteristic tags”, International Conference on Computational Social Science, Evanston, IL, June 24-26 2016
  • Becker, J., Brackbill, D., Centola, D. “An Experimental Study of Collective Intelligence.” Collective Intelligence Conference, New York, NY, June 2016
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, WZB Science Center, Berlin, June 2016
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Norms, Actions and Games Conference, Toulouse, June 2016
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Sorbonne, Paris, June 2016
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Institute for Advanced Study, Sweden, June 2016
  • Joshua Becker, Natalie Herbert, and Damon Centola. Penn Online Learning Initiative Development Grant for “Network Dynamics and Social Behavior” ($17,000), May 2016.
  • Natalie Herbert. Wharton Russell Ackoff Doctoral Student Fellowship for Research on Human Decision Processes and Risk Management, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania ($3,000 direct). “Is inequality inescapable? Modeling and experimental studies on structural inequality,” April 2016
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Cornell, Department of Communications, April 2016
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Duke, Department of Sociology, April 2016
  • Jingwen Zhang, Chinese government award for outstanding  students abroad (Link in Chinese). March 18, 2016
  • Centola, D., Keynote, Center for Mathematical Sciences Annual Symposium, Auckland, NZ, February 2016
  • Centola, D., Keynote, AAAI & World Wide Web and Population Health (W3PHI), February 2016
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Northwestern, Kellogg, January 2016
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, January 2016
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Penn, Language and Cultural Evolution Workshop, December 2015
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Penn, Health Communication Speaker Series, December 2015
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Penn, Perelman School of Medicine, December 2015
  • Identifying the effects of social media on health behavior: Data from a large-scale online experiment Data in Brief (2015)
  • Efficacy and causal mechanism of an online social media intervention to increase physical activity: Results of a randomized controlled trial Preventive Medicine Reports (2015)
  • The social origins of networks and diffusion  American Journal of Sociology (2015)
  • Jingwen Zhang accepts assistant professor position in persuasive technologies at the department of Communication at the University of California, Davis. December 21, 2015
  • The spontaneous emergence of conventions: An experimental study of cultural evolution  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2015)
  • Zhang, J., “Hacking the system of networked social influence: Linking social networks, social influence, and persuasive technology”, Invited Talk, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, December 1, 2015
  • Zhang, J., Brackbill, D., Yang, S., & Centola, D. “Efficacy and causal mechanism of an online social network intervention to increase physical activity”, Chicago, IL, November 4, 2015
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Penn, Elihu Katz Symposium, November 2015
  • Becker, J. & Centola, D., “Coordination, exploration, and collective decisions”, Workshop on Information and Networks, New York, NY., Oct 2-3, 2015
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Penn, Warren Center for Network and Data Sciences, October 2015
  • Brackbill, D., Becker, J., Herbert, N., and Centola, D., “The Danger of Opinion Leaders: How Centralization Undermines the Wisdom of Crowds”, Workshop on Information in Networks, New York, NY., October, 2015
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Colby, Sociology Seminar, October 2015
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Rutgers, Center for Cognitive Science, September 2015
  • Becker, J., “Collective Decisions as Coordination Processes: The Influence of Hubs”,  NetSci 2015, Zaragoza, Spain, June 1-15, 2015
  • Brackbill, D., “Designing Collaboration Networks for Collective Problem Solving.” NetSci, Zaragoza, Spain, June 1-15, 2015
  • Brackbill, D., “Engineering Behavior Change through Social Media”, International Conference on Computational Social Science, Helsinki, Finland, June, 2015,  https://youtu.be/auvv9MHTzfs?t=59m5s
  • Zhang, J., Brackbill, D., Yang, S., & Centola, D., “Efficacy and causal mechanism of an online social media intervention to increase physical activity: Results of a randomized controlled trial”, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 24, 2015
  • Centola, D., ICA Panel on Computational Social Science, San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 24, 2015
  • Becker, J., “Collective Decisions as Coordination Processes: The Influence of Hubs”, Computational Social Science Summit, Chicago, IL. May 15-17, 2015
  • Devon Brackbill. Wharton Russell Ackoff Doctoral Student Fellowship for Research on Human Decision Processes and Risk Management, Wharton, University of Pennsylvania ($3,500 direct), April 2015. “Designing Collaboration Networks to Optimize Collective Problem-Solving.”
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Northwestern, Institute on Complex Systems, May 2015
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, USC, Gould School of Law, April 2015
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Stanford, Psychology Department, April 2015
  • Devon Brackbill and Damon Centola. National Science Foundation. Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, Sociology ($11,912), March 2015. “Designing Collaboration Networks to Optimize Collective Problem-Solving.”
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Stanford, Media X, March 2015
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Stanford, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, February 2015
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Northeastern, Network Science Seminar, February 2015
  • 2014-2017, Centola D., Sarkar, U., NIH R01 Grant for “Influencing Cervical Cancer Prevention and Detection through Social Media,” ($1,885,685)
  • 2014-2016, Centola, D., Dehlendorf, C., Hewlett Foundation Grant for “Effects of Peer Influence on Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Use” ($423,500, direct)
  • Centola, D., Keynote, Center for Mathematical Sciences Annual Symposium,  Auckland, NZ,  December 2014
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Columbia, Department of Sociology, Columbia University, November 2014
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, NIH, National Cancer Institute, Shady Grove, MD, November 2014
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Berkeley, Department of Sociology, October 2014
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Keynote, Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health Symposium, October 2014
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Cornell, Computational Social Science Seminar, September 2014
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Stanford, Symposium on Computational Social Science, August 2014
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Penn, Wharton School, August 2014
  • Zhang, J., Brackbill, D., Yang, S., & Centola, D., “A social media intervention to increase physical activity”, Beijing, China, July 14-18, 2014
  • Choosing your network: Social preferences in an online health community Social Science and Medicine (2014)
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Microsoft, New York City, June 2014
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, McDonnell Foundation, Complex Systems Scholars Symposium, May 2014
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Penn, Department of Sociology, April 2014
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Stony Brook, Institute for Advanced Computational Science, April 2014
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, UCLA, Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics, January 2014
  • 2013-2014, Centola, D., Zhang, J., Brackbill, D., Yang, S., Annenberg National Health Communication Study Seed Grant for “How Online
    Networks Impact Health Outcomes” ($35,000, direct)
  • Social Media and the Science of Health Behavior Circulation (2013)
  • A Simple Model of Stability in Critical Mass Dynamics Journal of Statistical Physics (2013)
  • Homophily, networks and critical mass: Solving the start-up problem in large group collective action Rationality and Society (2013)
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Berkeley, Simons Center for the Theory of Computing, November 2013
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Harvard, U.S.-China Health Summit, October 2013
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Penn, Behavioral Ethics Seminar, Philosophy Department, October 2013
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Penn, Decision Process Seminar, Wharton School, October 2013
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Princeton, NIH RAPIDD Workshop, Epidemiology and Networks, October 2013
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, ASA, Web-Based Social Science Forum, August 2013
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Apple, Cupertino, CA, June 2013
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, UCSF, Center for Vulnerable Populations, UCSF, May 2013
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Scott & White Healthcare, Austin, TX, May 2013
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Harvard, Causal Inference Conference, May 2013
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, Program for Health Innovation, April 2013
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, M.I.T, Future ICT Conference, February 2013
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, M.I.T., Plenary Speaker, Future of Health and Wellness, February 2013
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Yale, School of Public Health, January 2013