SHIELD (Novel Techniques for the Synthesis of High Fidelity Social Network Data)

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Amount:
$149,998.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W31P4Q-12-C-0045
Agency Tracking Number:
11SB2-0099
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
SB112-004
Solicitation Number:
2011.2
Small Business Information
Perceptronics Solutions, Inc.
3527 Beverly Glen Ter, Sherman Oaks, CA, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
124668711
Principal Investigator
 Amos Freedy
 President
 (818) 788-4830
 afreedy@percsolutions.com
Business Contact
 Gershon Weltman
Title: Vice President
Phone: (818) 788-1025
Email: gweltman@percsolutions.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
This proposal is for developing Novel Techniques for the Synthesis of High Fidelity Social Network Data (SHIELD). The objective is to develop scalable methods, tools and techniques to synthesize and validate high fidelity social network data and to provide these to researchers in a modular, easy-to-use system. Our innovative program will integrate a set of social science tools for working with social networks; these include respondent driven sampling, consensus analysis, influence models, exponential random graph models, and the economy of relations. Using these tools, we will develop new scalable methods, tools and techniques to synthesize and validate high fidelity social networks which are similar enough to real networks such that applications developed with their data will work on corresponding real data. The essential features of these modeled networks are: they are longitudinal (i.e., they will account for change in nodes and links across time); they are dynamic (i.e., they will account for regular flows across relational interactions); their members respond to their dynamics; they involve multiple types of links, each with multiple attributes; and they involve multiple types of connected entities each with multiple attributes.

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