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Workshop on Statistical Analysis of Networks


Analysis of networks from a statistical perspective is evolving rapidly in recent years. The aim of this workshop is to gather researchers working in this area to examine latest developments in the field, exchange ideas and look beyond the state-of-the-art. This workshop is funded by EPSRC and CRiSMLink opens in a new window.

Location: Scarman 10, Warwick Scarman Conference CentreLink opens in a new window, University of Warwick (Google mapLink opens in a new window)

Dates: 18-19 September 2023

Invited speakers 

Francois Caron (Oxford)

Swati Chandna (Birbeck)

Yang Feng (NYU)

Binyan Jiang (HKPU)

Tracy Ke (Harvard)

Steffen Lauritzen (Copenhagen)

Catherine Matias (CNRS)

Gesine Reinert (Oxford)

Kayvan Sadeghi (UCL)

Wanjie Wang (NUS)

Yi Yu (Warwick)

Emma Zhang (Emory)

Yuan Zhang (OSU)

Ji Zhu (Michigan)

Titles and abstracts

Programme (in pdfLink opens in a new window)

Monday 18 Sept

  • 9:00-9:45, Steffen Lauritzen, mixed convex exponential families
  • 9:45-10:30, Wanjie Wang, Network-guided covariate selection and downstream applications
  • 10:30-11:00, Coffee break
  • 11:00-11:45, Yi Yu, Multilayer random dot product graphs: estimation and online change point detection
  • 11:45-12:30, Gesine Reinert, Stein’s method for networks: characterisations, goodness-of-fit, and synthetic data generation
  • 12:30-14:00, Buffet lunch at Scarman restaurant
  • 14:00-14:45, Binyan Jiang, A two-way heterogeneity model for dynamic networks
  • 14:45-15:30, Yuan Zhang, Distribution-free matrix prediction under arbitrary missing pattern
  • 15:30-16:00 Coffee break
  • 16:00-16:45, Ji Zhu, A latent space model for hypergraphs with diversity and heterogeneous popularity
  • 16:45-17:30, Emma Zhang, Network response regressions with applications in neuroimaging
  • 17:30-18:30 Reception
  • 18:30 Invited dinner at Scarman restaurant

Tuesday 19 Sept

  • 9:00-9:45, Catherine Matias, Model-based clustering in simple hypergraphs through a stochastic blockmodel
  • 9:45-10:30, Kayvan Sadeghi, Axiomatization of interventional probability distributions
  • 10:30-11:00 Coffee break
  • 11:00-11:45, Tracy Ke, Optimal network membership estimation under severe degree heterogeneity
  • 11:45-12:30, Yang Feng, Semiparametric modeling and analysis for longitudinal network data
  • 12:30-14:00 Buffet lunch at Scarman restaurant
  • 14:00-14:45, Swati Chandna, Nonparametric methods for network data
  • 14:45-15:30, Francois Caron, Asymptotic analysis of statistical estimators related to multigraphex processes under misspecification
  • 15:30-16:00 Coffee break and farewell

For international participants, travel from/to the university can be done either by bus (search National ExpressLink opens in a new window or MegabusLink opens in a new window) or by rail (search National RailLink opens in a new window or TrainlineLink opens in a new window). More information on travelling is provided by the university travel directionsLink opens in a new window.

If you plan to drive to Warwick campus, Scarman & Radcliffe car parks provide free parking. Please register your vehicle with the front desk upon arrival.

Organiser: Chenlei Leng (