DIMACS/DyDAn Working Group on Network Models of Biological and Social Contagion

November 3 - 4, 2008
DIMACS/DyDAn Center, CoRE Building, Rutgers University

Lauren Ancel Meyers, University of Texas at Austin, laurenmeyers at mail.utexas.edu
Michelle Girvan, University of Maryland, girvan at umd.edu
Presented under the auspices of the Special Focus on Computational and Mathematical Epidemiology and the Center for Dynamic Data Analysis (DyDAn).

Workshop Program:

This is a preliminary program.

Monday, November 3, 2008

 8:30 -  9:00  Registration and breakfast

 9:00 -  9:20  Introductions and opening remarks 
               Fred Roberts, DIMACS Director
               Lauren Ancel Meyers, University of Texas at Austin,
               Michelle  Girvan, University of Maryland


 9:20 - 10:00  Measuring human social networks from the perspective of disease transmission
               Jonathan Read, University of Liverpool 

10:00 - 10:40  Inferring social networks
               Aaron Clauset, Santa Fe Institute 

10:40 - 11:00  Morning break

11:00 - 11:40  Network Structure and function: Current perplexities
               Rich Rothenberg, Georgia State University

11:40 - 12:20  Modules, communities, and wannabees:
               inferring the structure and scale of complex networks
               Chris Wiggins, Columbia University

12:30 -  2:00  Lunch at DIMACS


 2:00 -  2:40  Dynamics of Political Polarization
               Delia Baldassarri, Princeton University

 2:40 -  3:20  Serosorting in Dynamic Contact Networks
               Erik Volz, The University of California- San Diego
 3:20 -  3:40  Coffee break

 3:40 -  4:20  Tracing Information Flow Online
               David Liben-Nowell, Carleton College

 4:20 -  5:00  Respiratory disease dynamics
               Thomas House, University of Warwick

 5:00 -  5:40  Social Contagion in Blau Space: Imputing social context in survey data
               Miller McPherson, Duke University

 6:00 -  8:00  Dinner at DIMACS

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

 8:00 -  8:30  Breakfast and registration

 8:30 -  8:40  Opening Remarks 
               Lauren Ancel Meyers, University of Texas at Austin
               Michelle  Girvan, University of Maryland


 8:40 -  9:20  Models of the co-evolution of networks and information flow
               Petter Holme, Royal Institute of Technology

 9:20 - 10:00  Modeling communicable disease spread: New tools for an old problem
               Babak Pourbohloul, British Columbia Centre for Disease Control

10:00 - 10:20  Morning break

10:20 - 11:00  New Theory and Experiments on Diffusion in Social Networks
               Damon Centola, M.I.T. Sloan School

11:00 - 11:40  Relationships between Social Norms, Social Network Characteristics, 
               and HIV Risk Behaviors in Thailand and the U.S.
               Carl Latkin, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

11:40 - 12:20  Using Networks to Study the Social Dynamics of 
               Mathematics Coursetaking in High School
               Chandra Muller, The University of Texas at Austin

12:20 - 12:30  Closing Remarks 
               Lauren and Michelle

12:30 -  2:00  Lunch at DIMACS

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