19 04, 2014

Facebook data collection and photo network visualization with Gephi and R

2018-06-15T17:48:13+00:00April 19th, 2014|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Facebook Network: Gephi Facebook Network: igraph Facebook Network: qgraph [Update April 26 2o14] Esteban Moro reminded me that there's no need to manually rescale igraph layouts now - one can use layout.norm() instead (script updated accordingly). Hugle [...]

23 03, 2014

Gephi Workshop at Northeastern’s NULab

2018-06-15T17:41:44+00:00March 23rd, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

On March 25, the NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks is holding a Gephi workshop on static/dynamic network visualization that I'm leading.  Details and materials for the workshop follow below. Time: Tue, March 25, 2014 - 12:00-1:30pm Location: Northeastern University, Dana Building floor 5, CCNR Description: This workshop provides an introduction [...]

13 10, 2013

Boston Data Day 2013 Skill-A-Thon

2018-06-15T08:01:28+00:00October 13th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Data Swap 2013 skill-a-thon organized by The Boston Globe, NULab for Texts, Maps, and Networks, and The Boston Area Research Initiative is taking place on October 17-18. The materials for the quick network tutorial I'm doing there are posted below. DataSwap 2013 network presentation (Download PDF). Visualizing network dynamics: Download [...]

12 02, 2013

Topics in Mainstream Media: A Dynamic Network Visualization

2018-06-22T00:17:50+00:00February 12th, 2013|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

My doctoral dissertation (defended a few months back) studies a dynamic network of news outlets and the topics they cover over time. It implements a measure of media fragmentation and uses actor-based modeling to evaluate the impact of economic, political, organizational, and structural forces on certain properties of the media agenda. [...]

21 12, 2012

Intro materials: network analysis software (UCINET, NodeXL, Gephi, Statnet, ERGM, RSiena)

2018-06-15T07:23:46+00:00December 21st, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In the fall of 2012, I got to design & lead the weekly labs for a network seminar at USC. I also worked on the methods portion of the syllabus for the class. COMM 645: Communication Networks is a PhD-level course taught by Peter Monge. The labs cover a range of [...]

30 04, 2012

Social Movements and Network Theory: ANN International Conference

2018-06-15T18:07:07+00:00April 30th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , |

Once a year, the Annenberg Networks Network (ANN) at USC and the Science of Networks in Communities Laboratory (SONIC) at Northwestern University convene an international seminar on network science.  The conference organizers include Manuel Castells, Noshir Contractor, Janet Fulk, and Peter Monge. The seminar that took place at USC this April [...]

30 05, 2011

Actors and Links in the Media System: Taking a Network Perspective

2018-06-22T00:53:15+00:00May 30th, 2011|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Exploring the structure of relationships between news organizations, issues, and audience members is key to understanding the media system.  The paper I'm posting here (just presented at ICA 2011, Boston) looks into a range of network types available to media researchers: inter-organizational, semantic, issue, hyperlink, and social graphs. It discusses important predictors [...]