Artist: Lindsay Obermeyer,

Photographer: Larry Sanders


July 7, 2015

1. Statnet Web is the first interactive interface for the ergm package. Using Shiny tools, it is a web application that brings the powerful modeling algorithms without the burden of the R code. The whole process is more transparent and inviting for the non-experts.
2. Social capital is a multifaceted concept. It can be thought of in terms of bridging versus bonding (Putnam), brokerage and structural holes (Burt), strength of...

June 26, 2015

Earlier this morning, Dr. Dhand, our principal investigator, presented at the International Social Networks Sunbelt Conference in Brighton, England. We’ve been researching how stroke patients’ social networks affect their arrival time to the hospital.  It is crucial for patients to arrive at the hospital as soon as possible after stroke occurs. Time sensitive therapies can only be administered within the first few hours after...

June 8, 2015

A team member Lindsay has started up a spin-off blog of her networks-inspired artwork. She will be documenting progress on her crochet projects and relating the artwork to herself and others. Check it out here.

May 25, 2015

Our laboratory specializes in social network analysis, and particularly personal network analysis, in which we study patterns of relationships among people.  Our goal is to improve patients’ lives by harnessing network science.


We’re interested in connecting with people curious about science, art, education, and social life in general.  To do this, we have a unique collaboration with social scientists and local artists to tran...

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