The end of an amazing International Workshop on Social Networks Analysis

ICONIC International Workshop ANALYZING MULTIPLE NETWORKS FROM DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES, part of the project Longitudinal analysis of coauthorship networks and citations in academia (iCoNiC), implemented by the Research Group on Graphs and Social Networks (GraphNets), University of Bucharest ended up with an amazing hands-on workshop on semantic networks hold by Adina Nergheș

Adina Nergheș started from September 2017 a postdoctoral researcher at the newly formed Digital Humanities Group at the KNAW Humanities Cluster. Prior to joining the KNAW Humanities Cluster, she completed a short-term postdoc project at the Communication Science Department of the Vrije Universitetit in Amsterdam, in which she had investigated the communication strategies of health consumers and their interactions in the social media space (e.g., YouTube comment threads). 

Faculty of Sociology and Social Work becomes these days synonymous with social network analysis

After Timișoara research experience and the keynote address of Professor  José Luis Molina in Bucharest, together with Angelina Kussy, an economic anthropologist, currently working as a postdoctoral researcher (the ORBITS project) at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, the GraphNets research group had a series of amazing presentations about social  network analysis in Bucharest. For two days, the Faculty of Sociology and Social Works became a hub gathering together international and national researchers. We talked about: 

*Social protection systems between/beyond the nation states. The case of Romanians (Angelina Kussy);

*Social network analysis: ethical perspectives (Constantin Vică, Marian-Gabriel Hâncean, Bianca Elena Mihăilă, Iulian Oană, Adelina Alexandra Stoica, Traian Florin Șerbănuță, & Paul Hrimiuc;

*Exploring multidimensional homophily in social transnational fields (Marian-Gabriel Hâncean, Adelina Alexandra Stoica, José Luis Molina & Miranda Jessica Lubbers);

*Social network analysis and anthropology (Angelina Kussy);

*Random forest learning algorithms for link prediction (Paul Hrimiuc, Traian Florin Șerbănuță, Marian-Gabriel Hâncean, Bianca Elena Mihăilă, Adelina Alexandra Stoica, Iulian Oană & Constantin Vică);

*Using computer science tools in the study of coautorship personal networks (Traian Florin Șerbănuță, Marian-Gabriel Hâncean, Paul Hrimiuc, Bianca Elena Mihăilă, Adelina Alexandra Stoica, Iulian Oană & Constantin Vică). 

Social networks analysis in Bucharest

Some few moments from the oral communication of Professor José Luis Molina on Whole, personal or egocentric networks? What do we know about personal networks and why it matters. The event was just amazing and the classroom has become inconspicuous. Starting from today, people interested in social networks analysis can admit that they had access to a great deal of information on the subject in Romania (although  SNA is considered to be an emergent methodology in our country).


GraphNets research group (re)presents in Timișoara

The members of GraphNets research group had a series of presentations regarding how social network analysis (or personal networks analysis) are changing the way we perceive social life. Being part of the ORBITS project (implemented together with  Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Gabriel Hâncean gave a presentation about Exploring multidimensional homophily in social transnational fields and Bianca Mihăilă, together with Iulian Oană, talked about The impact of personal networks on individual social identity. 

Being part of the ICONIC project, Gabriel gave his second talk on The impact of personal co-authorship networks on the citation distribution. The statistical model. Brief report on the current state of the ICONIC research project. Bianca Mihăilă gave her second talk onThe impact of transnational coautorship on the scientific quality of academic researchers. Adelina Stoica talked about Homophily in coautorship networks. Iulian Oană had two presentations. The first one was linked to Seasonality and stationarity in research productivity and the second one has a different topic: The impact of personal networks on cultural consumption. 

The ICONIC international workshop has begun

The first ICONIC international workshop Analyzing multiple networks from diverse perspectives has begun in Timișoara. Members of GraphNets research group are pleased to offer a warm welcome to Professor José Luis Molina (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology) who will address a keynote speech regarding Whole, personal or egocentric networks? What do we know about personal networks and why it matters. 



Sunbelt Conference

Members of GraphNets research group attended XXXVIII Sunbelt Conference in Utrecht, Nederlands. The Sunbelt Conference is and perhaps always will be, an excellent opportunity for professional growth. The event is huge and hosts dozens of researchers from social to natural or logical and formal sciences, all whom are interested in applying social network analysis to their research.

Starting from 23 November, 2017, Alexandru Tache will invite us to attend to a weekly workshop on Social Network Analysis using R.

The workshop is part of the activities of GraphNets seminar. The meetings are still held at the Botanical Garden, located on 32 Cotroceni Avenue, 6th sector, Bucharest, Romania (click here for location).

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