***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** I don't know what Michael plans, Guy, but the software looks terrific. I'm downloading a copy now. Great that you're offering a tutorial. See you at the Sunbelt. / Ron On 1/13/12 12:42 PM, "Guy Melançon" <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** > >Dear Michael, > >I like the question you raise (I am also a fan of Burt's work), > >I am unsure whether you will find a software that does precisely what >you want. However, using a network analysis software and scripting, I >believe you should be able to easily implement a solution to your problem. > >This gives me the opportunity to promote the Tulip workshop I am >organizing at the next Sunbelt Conference (in collaboration with C. >Rozenblat from Lausanne, SW). > >Tulip allows you to write python script you can run on any network, >being able to visualize the network and see the effect of "hiring X or >Y" is a matter of a few line of codes. May I suggest you to join us in >March? Be there and I promise to deliver a solution to your problem :-) > >For more info, have a look at: >http://tulip.labri.fr/TulipDrupal/?q=node/1621 > >Best, >Guy >-- > >Le 13/01/2012 13:31, Michael Vitevitch a écrit : >> ***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** >> >> >> >> Dear SocNet-ers: >> >> I'm somewhat familiar with the work and measures developed by Burt on >> structural holes, and the work of Borgatti on "keyplayers." What I >> have not been able to find are references/software relevant to a >> related idea (perhaps because I'm not looking in the right area or >> with the right terms). Here is the similar, yet different issue I'm >> interested in: >> >> Imagine a network of faculty at a university, with edges connecting >> faculty with similar research interests. Instead of adding a link >> between two nodes, say A and B, that already exist (what I understand >> as the structural holes issue), I'm interested in being able to >> identify portions of the network that would be "strengthened" by or >> otherwise benefit from the addition of a *new* node that connects to >> two existing nodes in the network. This might be equivalent to hiring >> a new faculty member (X) to build collaborative relations between two >> existing nodes (A and B) rather than directly connecting A and B. I'm >> interesting in some sort of metric/measure to indicate that hiring X >> to "connect" A and B would yield more "benefits" (e.g., more resilient >> network, average path length decreases, etc.) than hiring Y who would >> "connect" A and F, for example. >> >> Pointers to literature on this issue and software that can identify >> such regions of a network would be greatly appreciated. >> >> Thanks for any assistance anyone can offer. >> Mike Vitevitch >> >> >> ______________________________ >> >> Michael S. Vitevitch, Ph.D. >> Associate Professor >> >> Department of Psychology >> 1415 Jayhawk Blvd. >> University of Kansas >> Lawrence, KS 66045 >> >> http://www.people.ku.edu/~mvitevit >> e-mail: [log in to unmask] >> voice: 785-864-9312 >> FAX: 785-864-5696 >> Fraser Hall Room 406 >> >> Spoken Language Laboratory >> Fraser Hall Room 011 >> 785-864-9484 >> >> Senior Associate Director >> University Honors Program >> Nunemaker Center >> Room 105 >> 785-864-4225 >> >> ______________________________ >> >> >> _____________________________________________________________________ >> SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social >> network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send >> an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line >> UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. >> > >-- >Guy Melançon >CNRS UMR 5800 LaBRI >INRIA Bordeaux -- Sud-Ouest >Campus Université Bordeaux I >351 Cours de la libération >33405 Talence Cedex >France > >Tel. +33 540 008 881 >Fax +33 540 006 669 >Bureau 308 > >_____________________________________________________________________ >SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social >network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send >an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line >UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message. _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.