Archive for: social network analysis

What we’re reading – and how it ties us together

What we’re reading – and how it ties us together

Michael Levy of the Center for Environmental Policy and Behavior at UC Davis created a bipartite network of using his coworkers and their preferred journals to illustrate the functional clusters within the highly interdisciplinary lab. He then converted the visualization into a single mode network using ggnet –... read more »


Inside the Secret World of the Data Crunchers Who Helped Obama Win

…the campaign [created] a single massive system that could merge the information collected from pollsters, fundraisers, field workers and consumer databases as well as social-media and mobile contacts with the main Democratic voter files in the swing states. The new megafile didn’t just tell the campaign how to... read more »


Alina Lungeanu presented at the 25th Organizational Communication Mini Conference 2012

SONIC lab PhD researcher Alina Lungeanu presented a poster titled “The Effects of Diversity on Collaborative Innovative Networks: The Case of the Oncofertility Scientific Subfield” at the 25th Organizational Communication Mini Conference hosted by the University of Oklahoma on October 6, 2012.  read more »


Les Misérables Co-occurrence

Les Misérables Co-occurrence Given that an adjacency matrix is a natural representation of a network, a natural visualization is to show the matrix! Forget the tinker toys, who needs nodes and arcs? Amazing retro network visualization demonstrated using an old war horse sample network and d3.js from Mike Bostock. Check... read more »


Graphs Beyond the Hairball

Graphs Beyond the Hairball By Robert Kosara On February 1, 2012 Dual-representation, matrix/node-link diagrams and “node quilts.” Read more…  read more »


World 27% Smaller Than 1967

…as Facebook has grown over the years, representing an ever larger fraction of the global population, it has become steadily more connected. The average distance in 2008 was 5.28 hops, while now it is 4.74. Anatomy of Facebook  read more »


How to get started with p*/ERGM

What’s all this about p*/ERGM? So you’ve just experienced Prof. Noshir Contractor’s keynote, and he was all over this new-fangled technique for the statistical modeling of social networks, and you’ve never heard of it. Curious? Try one of these articles from our collaborators, generally acknowledged... read more »


Bernard Hogan SONIC Speakers Series

On Friday, October 21, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. University of Oxford Research Fellow, Bernie Hogan will be giving a presentation in Room 1-483 of Frances Searle Building on the Northwestern University Evanston Campus. This presentation will provide an overview of several studies that explore the phenomena related to how social... read more »


Six Provocations for Big Data

Paper by danah boyd of Microsoft Research and Kate Crawford of the University of New South Wales, presented at Oxford Internet Institute’s “A Decade in Internet Time: Symposium on the Dynamics of the Internet and Society” on September 21, 2011. Here’s a sample of two of the six provocations: “The current... read more »


Yuval Kalish Workshop

Yuval Kalish Workshop

Yuval Kalish, an assistant professor in the Department of Management of Tel Aviv University will be leading a workshop on Wednesday, September 14 from 2:00-5:30 pm in Frances Searle, Room 1.459. This workshop provides a hands-on tutorial on how to fit Exponential Random Graph (ERG) Models for social selection using Pnet. If... read more »