What’s new?

WHAT’S NEW?

  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Computational Social Science Workshop, University of Chicago, November 2017
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, CMU Roybal Center on Behavioral Economics and Health, Penn, October 2017.
  • Centola, D., Keynote, cSCAN, Glasgow, Scotland, October 2017.
  • Yang, S., Zhang, J., Dehlendorf, C., & Centola, D.. Applying Structural Topic Modeling (STM) to explain the efficacy of an online group intervention to promote perceived norms for using intrauterine devices. Poster to be presented at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA, November 2017.
  • Becker, J., Brackbill, D., Centola, D. “Harnessing the Wisdom of Crowds to Improve Group Decisions.” Wharton Innovation Doctoral Symposium, Wharton School, Philadelphia, October 2017.
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Amazon Radical Social Science & Humanities, Seattle, Washington, October 2017
  • Becker, J., Porter, E., Russell Sage Foundation, Summer Institute for Computational Social Science, “Harnessing the Wisdom of Crowds to Increase Political Knowledge.” ($7800 direct), July 2017.
  • Damon Centola, Doug Guilbeault, Jaya Aysola, Janet Audrain, and Joshua Becker were awarded an NIH grant from the Tobacco Centers for Regulatory Control for, “Using Social Networks to Improve Scientific Communication about Tobacco Use” ($50,000, direct), June 2017.
  • Becker, J. Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, Princeton University, June 18 – July 1, 2017.
  • Network dynamics of social influence in the wisdom of crowds Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2017
  • Centola, D., James Coleman Award for Outstanding Article of the Rationality and Society Section of the American Sociological Association, 2017
  • Becker, J., Brackbill, D., Centola, D. “Network Dynamics of Social Influence in the Wisdom of Crowds,” International Conference on Computational Social Science, Cologne, Germany, July 2017.
  • Kim, S., Herbert, N., van de Rijt, A., Centola, D. “Emergence and Stability of Status Hierarchy,” International Conference on Computational Social Science, Cologne, Germany, July 2017.
  • Centola, D., Santa Fe Institute, New York, July 2017
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, Analytical Sociology Workshop, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2017
  • Centola, D., Invited Talk, UC Davis, Re-computing Social Sciences Workshop, May 2017.
  • 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.
  • 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