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Dear colleagues,

this is a reminder of the workshop

BAYESIAN EXPONENTIAL RANDOM GRAPH MODELS IN R

which will take place on Wednesday, June 24
at the INSNA Sunbelt 2015 in Brighton, UK.

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INSTRUCTORS

Dr ALBERTO CAIMO
Social Network Analysis Research Centre
University of Lugano, Switzerland

Prof NIAL FRIEL
School of Mathematical Sciences
University College Dublin, Ireland

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DESCRIPTION

This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to acquire
essential knowledge of the main characteristics of Bayesian exponential
random graph models for social network data using the Bergm
package for R.

Topics covered will include:
- an overview of exponential random graph models;
- an introduction to the Bayesian framework for social networks;
- key insights on computational algorithms;
- interpretation of posterior estimates;
- Bayesian graphical goodness-of-fit procedures.

The workshop will have a strong focus on the main practical implementation
features of the software that will be described by the analysis of real
network data.

Online material will support the acquisition of concepts and understanding
of the tutorial through code, scripts, and documentation.

Prerequisites: familiarity with the R/statnet platform.

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MORE INFO

Workshop page: http://tiny.cc/Bergm-Sunbelt2015

Alberto Caimo's website: http://tiny.cc/albertocaimo

Nial Friel's website: http://mathsci.ucd.ie/~nial/

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