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Research Interests

He investigates factors that lead to the formation, maintenance, and dissolution of dynamically linked social and knowledge networks in a wide variety of contexts including communities of practice in business, translational science and engineering communities, public health networks and virtual worlds.

Education/Academic qualification

Communication, PhD, University of Southern California

… → 1987

Communication, MA, University of Southern California

… → 1986

Electrical Engineering, BTech, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (Chennai)

… → 1983

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Electric network analysis Engineering & Materials Science
Communication Engineering & Materials Science
Telecommunication networks Engineering & Materials Science
communication Social Sciences
Social sciences Engineering & Materials Science
Health Engineering & Materials Science
social network Social Sciences
Data storage equipment Engineering & Materials Science

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Grants 2007 2023

Research Output 1986 2019

Seniors’ usage of mobile social network sites: Applying theories of innovation diffusion and uses and gratifications

Kim, M. J., Lee, C. K. & Contractor, N., Jan 1 2019, In : Computers in Human Behavior. 90, p. 60-73 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Diffusion of Innovation
Social Support
Mobile devices
Theoretical Models

A Network-Based Approach to Modeling and Predicting Product Coconsideration Relations

Sha, Z., Huang, Y., Fu, J. S., Wang, M., Fu, Y., Contractor, N. & Chen, W., Jan 1 2018, In : Complexity. 2018, 2753638.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Engineering design
Network model
Choice modelling
Predictive power

Generative modeling of human behavior and social interactions using abductive analysis

Ren, Y., Cedeno-Mieles, V., Hu, Z., Deng, X., Adiga, A., Barrett, C., Ekanayake, S., Goode, B. J., Korkmaz, G., Kuhlman, C. J., Machi, D., Marathe, M. V., Ramakrishnan, N., Ravi, S. S., Sarat, P., Selt, N., Contractor, N., Epstein, J. & Macy, M. W., Oct 24 2018, Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, ASONAM 2018. Tagarelli, A., Reddy, C. & Brandes, U. (eds.). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., p. 413-420 8 p. 8508282

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Social sciences
social science
Image understanding
process analysis
1 Citations

How Team Interlock Ecosystems Shape the Assembly of Scientific Teams: A Hypergraph Approach

Lungeanu, A. I., Carter, D. R., DeChurch, L. A. & Contractor, N., Feb 19 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Communication Methods and Measures. p. 1-25 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle