Networks Workshops & Special Events

 

January 31, 2007
An Experimental Study of the Coloring Problem on Human Subject Networks
Sid Suri, Postdoctoral Associate, Computer Science
1:15-p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

February 7, 2007
Network Exchange Theory 
Shane Thye, Associate Professor, Sociology, University of South Carolina
1:15 p.m.., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

February 13, 2007
NET Resistance Equations
Arnout van de Rijt, Sociology
3:30 p.m.,146 Myron Taylor Hall

February 14, 2007
Canceled due to weather.

February 21, 2007
Respondent Driven Sampling
Douglas Heckathorn, Prof. of Sociology
1 p.m.,146 Myron Taylor Hall

February 28, 2007
No Seminar

March 7, 2007
Cognitive and Affective Aspects of Network Relationships 
Geri Gay, Kenneth J. Bissett Professor and Chair of Communication, & Connie Yuan, Asst. Prof. of Communication
1:30-3:00 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

March 13, 2007
Ongoing Wikipedia Projects: Evolution of Networks; Predicting Article Quality
Vladimir Barash, Dan Cosley, Gueorgi Kossinets, Tom Lento, Arnout van de Rijt, & Ted Welser
3:30-5:00 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

March 14, 2007
Ongoing Wikipedia Projects Part II: Diffusion of Innovations; Policy-Making
Vladimir Barash, Laura Black, Dan Cosley, Gueorgi Kossinets, & Ted Welser
1:30-3:00 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

March 28-31, 2007
Cornell Microsoft International Symposium on Self-Organizing Online Communities
423 ILR Conference Center

April 3, 2007
Building On-Line Reputations and How Obligations are Formed: A Study of Amazon.com and ACIDplanet.com 
Trevor Pinch, Professor, Science & Technology Studies
3:30-5:00 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

April 11, 2007
Complex Contagions and the Weakness of Long Ties
Michael Macy, Professor of Sociology & ISS Networks Project Leader
1:30-3:00 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

April 18, 2007
Trading Networks with Price-Setting Agents
David Easley, Henry Scarborough Professor of Social Sciences,
Director Center for Analytic Economics & ISS Networks Team Member
1:30-3:00 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

April 24, 2007
What Makes a Grade? The Respective Contribution of Pupils, Schools, and Peers in Achievement in English Primary Education 
Amine Ouazad, CREST-INSEE and CEE
3:30-5 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

April 25, 2007
Networks in the Boardroom 
Francis Kramarz, INSEE
1:30-3:00 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

May 1, 2007
British Telecom Network Data
Nathan Eagle, Research Specialist, MIT Design Laboratory
3:30-5:00 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

May 9, 2007
Virtual Worlds for The Study of Real Business (and Economics, Law, Politics, Sociology….) 
Robert Bloomfield, Nicholas H. Noyes Professor of Management & Professor of Accounting , JGSM
1:30-3:00 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall 

Networks Seminar: Fall 2006

September 5
Group Formation in Large Social Networks: Membership, Growth, and Evolution.
Dan Huttenlocher and Jon Kleinberg , ISS Networks Team Members & Profs. of Computer Science, Cornell
1:00-2:30 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

September 8
NSF -ITR Workshop on Synthetic Data.
8:00 a.m. -4:30 p.m., 109 Ives Hall

September 15
Empirical Analysis of an Evolving Social Network.
Gueorgi Kossinets, Web Lab Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell
10:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

September 22
Networks Emerging in a Volatile World
Fernando Vega-Redondo, Visiting Prof. of Economics, Cornell
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

September 26
Diffusion of the Internet Among Corporate Elite
Mary Still, ISS Networks Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell
1:00-2:30 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

October 3
Recognizing Social Capital in Social Networks: Experimental Results
Kathleen O’Connor, ISS Networks Team Member & Prof. of Management, Cornell
1:00-2:30 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

October 10
No seminar (Fall Break)

October 13
Synthetic Data: We Made the Numbers Up, but It’s OK to Use Them*
John Abowd, Edmund Ezra Day Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Info. Science, Director of the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research, & ISS Networks Team Member
10:00-11:00 a.m., 301 College Ave., Large Conference Room
*Primary sponsor: Info. Science Breakfast Series

October 17
Bluetooth Phone Project*
David Lazar, Asst. Prof. of Public Policy, Harvard University; Michael Macy, Networks Team Leader and Prof. of Sociology; andGueorgi Kossinets, Weblab Postdoctoral Associate, &
1:00-2:30 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall
*See Inferring Social Network Structure Using Mobile Phone Data and Supporting Online Material.

October 20
Social Network Capital, Economic Mobility and Poverty Traps
Chris Barrett and Pin Chantarat, Applied Economics and Management, Cornell
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

October 27
Explaining Retention in Voluntary Associations: The Role of Local Network Structure in Online Community
Ted Welser, ISS Networks Postdoctoral Associate, Cornell
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m ., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

October 31
Who Does an Elite Firm Emulate? Social Networks, Imitation, and Corporate Benchmarking
David Strang, ISS Networks Team Member and Prof. of Sociology, and Mary Still, ISS Networks Postdoctoral Associate
1:00-2:30 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

November 7
Identifying Community Structures from Network Data via Maximum Likelihood Methods 
Matthew Jackson, Professor of Economics, Stanford
1:00-2:30 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

November 8-11
Search & Diffusion on Social Networks Workshop
423 ILR Conference Center

November 14
Statistical Modeling on Networks: A Discussion
John Abowd, Edmund Ezra Day Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Info. Science, Director of the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research, & ISS Networks Team Member, and Ian Schmutte, Economics
1:00 – 2:30 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall

December 1
Automatic Mapping and Modeling of Human Networks 
Alex (Sandy) Pentland, Human Dynamics Laboratory Director & Toshiba Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, The Media Laboratory, MIT
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m., 146 Myron Taylor Hall