March 2, 2023
Social Network Analysis in Python
Thursday, March 2 3:00pm-5:00pm
in Abelson Suite 227
Dr. Daryl DeFord
Ph.D. Dartmouth College
Assistant Professor of Data Analytics in the
WSU Department of Mathematics and Statistics
The science of complex networks offers many useful tools for understanding modern data, particularly for problems arising in the social sciences. This workshop is intended to provide a starting point for working with graphs and networks in Python and doesn’t assume any specific programming or modeling background. In particular, we will explore ways to create network models and measure their relevant properties and statistics. The workshop will follow this outline:
- Introduction to social network modeling
- How do Jupyter notebooks work?
- Building and plotting Ego graphs
- Loading and processing larger graphs
- Centrality comparisons and null models
- Dynamics on networks
with the goal of providing lots of examples and opportunities for attendees to experiment with computational examples.