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Workshop Program


Data consisting of multiple interacting entities are increasingly collected in social sciences, engineering, economics, biology and many other fields. Despite the progress made in multiple areas, there is a fundamental lack of statistical models that can characterize the many distinctive features of networked systems such as sparsity, transitivity, reciprocity and etc. with justified guarantees. This workshop aims to gather researchers working on statistical methodology of networks to exchange ideas, forge collaboration and identify open challenges ahead.

Confirmed speakers

Ginestra Bianconi (Queen Mary University of London)
Yang Feng (Columbia University)
Sonja Petrovic (Illinois Institue of Technology)
Eric Kolaczyk (Boston University)
Sofia Olhede (University College London)
Yuguo Chen (University of Illinois Urbana-Champion)
Koen Jochmans (University of Cambridge)
Bryan Graham (University of California at Berkeley)
Sharmodeep Bhattacharyya (Oregon State University)
Chao Gao (University of Chicago)
David Choi (Carnegie Mellon University)
Michael Leung (University of Southern California)
Zongming Ma (University of Pennsylvania)
Vishesh Karwa (Ohio State University)
Michael Sweinberger (Rice University)
Mingli Chen (University of Warwick)


Nikolas Kuhlen (Warwick and Turing)
Stefan Stein (Warwick)
Hilmi Majid (Warwick and Turing)
Sandipan Roy (UCL)
Anatol Wegner (UCL)
Martin Weidner (UCL)
Kathryn Leeming (Bristol)
Martyn Fyles (Bristol)
Jake Spiteri (Bristol)
Patrick Rubin-Delanchy (Bristol)
Fran├žois Caron (Oxford)
Juho Lee (Oxford)
Cian Naik (Oxford)
Fadhel Ayed (Oxford)
Francesca Panero (Oxford)
Marco Battiston (Oxford)
Xenia Miscouridou (Oxford)
Yuichi Kitamura (Yale)
Owen Courtney (QMUL)

Detailed program (pdf)

Day 1: 29 May

9:30-10:00 Registration & Coffee

10:00-10:45 Eric Kolaczyk. Title: On the Propagation of Uncertainty in Network Summaries
10:45-11:30 Sofia Olhede. Title: Nonparametric Network Summaries
11:30-12:15 Mingli Chen. Title: A Sparse Beta Model

12:15-13:45 Lunch

13:45-14:30 Bryan Graham. Title: Homophily and Transitivity in Dynamic Network Formation
14:30-15:15 Michael Leung. Title: Normal Approximation in Strategic Network Formation
15:15-16:00 Koen Jochmans. Title: Fixed-effect Regressions on Network Data

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:15 Yuguo Chen. Title: A Blockmodel for Node Popularity in Networks with Community Structure
17:15-18:00 David Choi. Title: Global Spectral Clustering in Dynamic Networks

18:30 Workshop dinner

Day 2: 30 May

9:45-10:30 Zongming Ma. Title: Optimal Hypothesis Testing for Stochastic Block Models with Growing Degrees
10:30-11:15 Chao Gao. Title: Testing for Global Network Structure Using Small Subgraph Statistics

11:15-11:45 Coffee break

11:45-12:30 Sonja Petrovic. Title: Goodness-of-fit Tests for 3 SBM Variants

12:30-13:45 Lunch

13:45-14:30 Yang Feng. Title: Likelihood Ratio Test for Stochastic Block Models with Bounded Degrees
14:30-15:15 Ginestra Bianconi. Title: Multilayer Networks: Structure and Function
15:15-16:00 Sharmodeep Bhattacharyya. Title: Dynamic Community Detection for Multiple Networks

16:00-16:30 Coffee break

16:30-17:15 Vishesh Karwa. Title: Sharing Social Network Data: Differentially Private Estimation of Exponential-Family Random Graph Models
17:15-18:00 Michael Schweinberger. Title: Concentration and Consistency Results for Random Graph Models with Transitivity

18:00 Finish