Title: Social Network Analysis
Speaker: Dr. Naci Dai
Date/Time: April 22, 2015, 12:40-14:30
Abstract: As online social media became a part of our lives, we are all connected: people, information, jobs, events and places, all the more so with the advent of online social media. A practical way of making sense of these connections is to analyze them as networks. Social Network Analysis is about understanding the structure and evolution of networks, drawing on knowledge from disciplines as diverse as sociology, mathematics, computer science, economics, and physics. In this short seminarthere will be interactive demonstrations and analysis of some real-world data sets will focus on a range of tasks: from identifying important nodes in the network, to detecting communities, to tracing information diffusion and opinion formation.
Bio: Dr. Dai is the chief scientist and founder of Eteration, a.s. An active open source advocate, he created the ObjectWeb Lomboz project and is a member of the Eclipse Web Tools Platform project. He received a Ph.D. from Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada and now a member of the faculty at Sabanci University, where he teaches object technologies and distributed computing. He is the founder of ObjectLearn and in 2000 wrote ObjectWeb Lomboz™, an Open Source Software for JavaEE development and he is an active contributor to open source, the ObjectWeb Consortium and the Eclipse Foundation.