SONIC director to deliver keynote at GWU Crossroads seminar series
Contractor to deliver a keynote titled “Some Assembly Required: Organizing in the 21st Century” on April 5, 2012 as part of the Crossroads Seminar Series at George Washington University. For more information go to http://departments.columbian.gwu.edu/orgsci/newsevents/crossroads
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 as excellent starting points:
- Anderson, C. J., Wasserman, S. and Crouch, B. (1999) “A p* primer: logit models for social networks.” Social Networks, 21: 37-66.
- Robins, G., Pattison, P., Kalish, Y., & Lusher, D. (2007). “An introduction to exponential random graph (p*) models for social networks.” Social Networks, 29(2): 173-191.
Read both – a slight edge to Robins, Pattison, Kalish and Lusher on the strength of their Figures which may elicit a genuine “Ah, ha!” moment, while the worked examples in Anderson, Wasserman, and Crouch are more substantial.
Contractor Delivers keynote at ACM Conference on Recommender Systems
SONIC Lab director Noshir Contractor delivers opening keynote address titled “From Understanding to Enabling Networks: Using Web Science to Enhance Recommender Systems” at the 5th ACM Conference on Recommender Systems, Chicago IL on October 24th For more information see:
Contractor to give keynote address in Eindhoven, Netherlands
This Wednesday, June 8th, Professor Noshir Contractor will be giving the keynote address at the 22nd annual ACM conference on hypertext and hypermedia in Eidhoven, Netherlands. The title will be “From Disasters to WoW: Using Web Science to Understand and Enable 21st Century Multidimensional Networks”. More information can be found at the ACM website.
Noshir Contractor Presents Keynote at Rutgers University Conference
Professor Noshir Contractor will present a keynote lecture entitled “Social and Knowledge Network-Building to Advance Global Health Decision-Making” at Rutgers University’s “Advancing Global Health Decision-Making” conference. The conference will be held May 20-21, 2011 and marks the launch of a new initiative on health decision- making by EABIS, Rutgers Universiy, and Johnson & Johnson.
The conference website can be found at: http://www.eabis.org/projects/project-detail-view.html?uid=20.
Noshir Contractor Presents Keynote at VOSS Conference
SONIC director, Noshir Contractor, was the keynote presenter at VOSS “Toward a Science of Virtual Organizations” invitational workshop. The workshop was hosted by the University of Central Florida and National Science Foundation in Orlando, Florida, May 16-17, 2011.
For more information regarding the workshop please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/ucfdelta/voss2011.