Boleslaw K. Szymanski

Dr. Szymanski's research interests span from network science, with emphasis on social networks and computer wireless and sensor networks to analysis and design of distributed algorithms, simulation of computers, networks and biological/ecological phenomena.

His projects include spread of opinion and other dynamic processes on networks, communities in social networks, and large-scale parallel and distributed computing and simulation. Dr. Szymanski developed a novel Mutual Exclusion algorithm, led the development of the GANXIS and SpeakEasy community detection algorithms; the SENSE simulator for sensor network simulation, and VOGUE and Conceptor-based innovative HMM models.


The two most recent CS Ph.D. Graduates

Projects & Software

  • MetPetDB

    MetPetDB is a database for metamorphic petrology built by a global community of metamorphic petrologists and computer scientists at RPI, a part of the National Cyberinfrastructure Initiative of the NSF.

  • MilkyWay@home

    A research project that uses Internet-connected computers to trace the evolution of the Milkyway galaxy.

  • Szymanski's Mutual Exclusion Algorithm

    Algorithm with linear wait that solved the open problem posed by Lamport in 1978.

  • Parallel Toolkit for Community Quality Metrics

    Software for a Parallel Toolkit for Community Quality Metrics, including modularity Q and modularity density Qds for community detection.

Current Postdocs

  • James Flamino
  • Yongtao Zhang

Current Graduate Researcher Assistants

  • Brendan Cross, CS
  • Aamir Mandviwalla,CS
  • Shahid Modi, CS
  • Jerry Hu, CS
  • David Qian
  • -Ph.D co-advisor:
  • Cheng Ma, Physics
  • Manqing Ma, CS

Current Undergraduate Researchers

  • David Wang, CS
  • Colton Mikolajczyk