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Aram Galstyan
 Project Leader 
 Information Sciences Institute 
 Research Assistant Professor 
 Department of Computer Science 
 University of Southern California 
  Aram Galstyan is a Project Leader at the Information Sciences Institute and a Research Assistant Professor in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Computer Science Department. His current research focuses on statistical mechanics based approaches to inference and learning, statistical models of complex networks, and social network analysis. His other research interests include mathematical modeling of complex adaptive systems, emergent coordination in robotic swarms, and learning and adaptation in multi-agent systems.  
 Research Interests  
  Artificial Intelligence: machine learning, graphical models, semi-supervised learning, statistical mechanics of inference and learning.  
  Complex Networks: Statistical models of co-evolving networks, staitsical mechanics of networks, social network modeling and analysis, dynamical processes in networks.  
  Multi-agent systems: emergent phenomena in MAS, learning and adaptation in MAS, swarm robtics.  
 Recent News  
  September 2014  
  Our paper " Discovering Structure in High-Dimensional Data Through Correlation Explanation" has been accepted to NIPS'14'.  
  December 2013  
  Our paper " Demystifying Information-Theoretic Clustering" has been accepted to ICML'14'.  
  July 2013  
  The slides from our ICWSM tutorial on "Information Theoretic Tools for Social Media" are online.  
  May 2013  
  I gave a talk at the SFI workshop on "Structure, Statistical Inference and Dynamics in Networks: From Graphs to Rich Data".  
  January 2013  
  I will be giving a tutorial on "Information Theoretic Tools for Social Media" at ICWSM'13 (together with Greg Ver Steeg).  
  October 2012  
  Our paper "Information-Theoretic Measures of Influence Based on Content Dynamics" has been accepted for a plenary presentation at WSDM'13.  
  May 2012  
  The final project presentations for our CSCI-599 class "Computation and Physics" are available here.  
  February 2012  
  I gave a talk at Twitter on Modeling Influence in Dynamic Networks  
  January 2012  
  Our paper Information Transfer in Social Media was accepted as a full paper at the 21th International Conference on World Wide Web, WWW'12  
  USC team led by Prof. Galstyan has been awarded a 3 year, 6.2M grant from DARPA under the SMISC (Strategic Communication in Social Media) program.