Autumn 2022 Schedule


Categories: general
Tags: informational

Meeting Information

  • Time: 3PM Eastern Standard Time
  • Dates: 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2 (see below)
  • Zoom: Join meeting
  • Passcode: 002244
  • Location: TBD

Beginning in September and ending in December, SENG is holding seven hybrid meetings.

The focus of our meetings this term is on building confidence in our network analysis methods. We will do this by workshopping a lot and hosting fewer seminar style talks. We want our members to end this term feeling even better about using and teaching network analysis in the future.

Our first meeting will be held entirely in-person. We will meet at 3PM under the Gazebo at Kottman Hall!

After the welcome meeting on 9/9, we will meet to discuss research methods and design, focusing on methods used by social scientists to collect complete and personal networks. We will follow this meeting with a refresher on how to work with networks in R. The next two meetings will involve a deep dive into Exponential Random Graph Models (ERGMs). In these meetings we will work closely with the statnet suite of packages to fit, summarize, diagnose, and interpret ERGMs. In he final two meetings will explore some advanced topics including Bayesian inference for networks and community detection algorithms for identifying groups.

Date Topic Location
2022-09-09 Welcome! Zoom & TBD
2022-09-23 Research methods Zoom & TBD
2022-10-07 Networks in R Zoom & TBD
2022-10-21 ERGMs, Part I Zoom & TBD
2022-11-04 ERGMs, Part II Zoom & TBD
2022-11-18 Bayesian inference Zoom & TBD
2022-12-02 Community detection Zoom & TBD

The table above provides the dates, topics, and locations for each of these meetings this autumn. Below you’ll find a calendar that shows our schedule this autumn and every Friday when we plan to hold a SENG meeting. For the most part, our meetings fall on the 1st and 3rd Friday each month.

We look forward to seeing you this autumn!