NCASD lab member Emma Spiro has accepted a tenure track assistant professor position at the University of Washington Information School starting Fall 2013. Congratulations, Emma!
NCASD lab member Emma Spiro will be interning at Microsoft Research this summer. Spiro will be working with the team at Future Social Experiences (FUSE) Labs in Redmond, WA.
Emma Spiro, Ryan Acton and Carter Butts published an article, “Extended structure of mediation: Re-examining brokerage in dynamics networks,” in the upcoming issue of Social Networks. Their article revisits the concept of brokerage in social networks, elaborating on the concept of brokerage as a process. Spiro et al. develop a framework for measuring brokerage opportunities in dynamic relational data.
NCASD Lab PI Carter Butts was an invited speaker at the Workshop on Algorithmic and Statistical Approaches for Large Social Network data which took place on December 7, 2012 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada alongside NIPS 2012. Butts talked about the Challenges and Directions in Modeling Large-scale Networks. The workshop was organized by NCASD collaborators under the MURI
The NCASD Lab was well-represented at this year’s American Sociological Association meeting. Current and former center members presented seven talks at the Joint Japan/North America Mathematical Sociology Meeting held prior to the ASA. Lb members also presented papers at the ASA conference itself. In addition to presenting the group’s own work, Lab PI Butts served
NCASD alumnus Miruna Petrescu-Prahova accepted a position as Assistant Professor of Health Services in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. Congratulations Miruna!
This project is lead by Principal Investigator Cynthia Lakon, Assistant Professor, Program in Public Health, in collaboration with three co-investigators also from UC Irvine: NCASD PI Carter Butts, Departments of Sociology and Statistics, John Hipp, Departments of Criminology Law and Society and Sociology, and David Timberlake, Program in Public Health. The study will explore why social ties sometimes
Almquist and Butt’s article “Point process models for household
distributions within small areal units” is currently available online
Lab PI Butts will present a full-day workshop on “Exponential Random Graph Models for Social Networks” at the 5th Annual Political Networks Conference and Workshops at the University of Colorado, Boulder. The conference brings together those who study political networks from across a variety of disciplines. The workshop will take place on June 13, 202.
NCASD Alum Lorien Jasny had her article “Baseline Models for 2 Mode Social Network Data” accepted into the forthcoming special issue of the Policy Studies Journal on social networks.