Class Meeting for 10-802 02/08/2010

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This is one of the class meetings on the schedule for the course Social Media Analysis 10-802 in Spring 2010.



  • A survey of statistical network models, Goldenberg, Zheng, Fienberg, and Airoldi, Sections 1-3. (If you like, you can glance over Section 4.1 - 4.3, which give this author's view of some of the other models we've discussed.)
  • I will also discuss some of the inference issues for estimating parameters of probabilistic graph models, and will discuss this short paper: Juuso Parkkinen, Adam Gyenge, Janne Sinkkonen and Samuel Kaski. A block model suitable for sparse graphs. In MLG 2009, The 7th International Workshop on Mining and Learning with Graphs, Leuven, Belgium, July 2-4,2009.

Optional Readings

I use these two papers as additional background:

  • Snijders, T.A.B. & Nowicki, K., Estimation and prediction for stochastic block models for graphs with latent block structure. Journal of Classification, 14 (1997), 75 - 100.
  • MS Handcock, AE Raftery, JM Tantrum, Model-based clustering for social networks, Journal of the Royal Stat Soc Series A, 2007, 170(2), pages 301-354