Past Events

Winter 2022
February 25: Dr. David Krackhardt (Carnegie Mellon University and the Tepper School of Business), “The Power of Simmelian Decomposition of Social Networks.”
March 25: Dr. Raghav Singal (Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth), “Axiomatic Effect Propagation in Causal Networks.”

Fall 2021
September 24: Dr. Amro Farid (Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College), “A Hetero-functional Graph Resilience Analysis of the Future American Electric Power System.”
October 29: Dr. James O'Malley (The Dartmouth Institute and the Department of Biomedical Data Science at the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College), “Optimal Physician Shared-Patient Networks and the Diffusion of Medical Technologies.”
November 19: Dr. Peter Mucha (Department of Mathematics, Dartmouth College), “Selected Adventures in Supervised Classification with Network Data.”

March 2020:
March 13: Dr. Warren Lord (Department of Mathematics, Dartmouth College), “Techniques for Data-Driven Network Inference."

Winter 2020
January 17: Dr. Ashley Buchanan (Department of Pharmacy Practice, The University of Rhode Island), “The Effects of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder on Opioid Overdose among Insured Patients within Prescriber Networks."
February 28: Dr. Evimaria Terzi  (Computer Science Department, Boston University), “Simple Models for Optimizing Driver Earnings in Ride-Sharing Platforms."

Fall 2019
September 20: Dr. Kelly Finn (The Neukom Institute for Computational Science at Dartmouth), “Dissecting Social Complexity: The Anatomy and Physiology of Multilayer Networks."
October 25: Dr. Amro Farid (Dartmouth College, Department of Computer Science), “Modeling Interdependent Smart City Infrastructures with Hetero-functional Graphs."
November 15: Dr. Hirokazu Shirado (Carnegie Mellon University), “Experiments with Coordination and Cooperation in Hybrid Systems of Humans and Bots."

Spring 2019
March 29: Ronald Burt (The University of Chicago Booth School of Business): “Comparative Network Analysis in China and the West: Brokers, Warlords, and Guanxi."
April 26: Lauren Meyers (The University of Texas at Austin): “Networks and Data in the Race against Global Pandemics."
May 10: Noa Pinter-Wollman (University of California, Los Angeles): “The Impact of Architecture on Collective Outcomes."

Winter 2019
January 18: David Rand (Massachusetts Institute of Technology): “Fake News: Why We Fall for it and What to do About it."

Fall 2018
September 21: Erika Moen (Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College): “Analyzing Networks," and Xingru Chen (Dartmouth College): “Temporal and Topological Patterns of Reposting Dynamics Reveal Online Influence Inflation in Social Media."
October 19: Kimberly Glass (Harvard Medical School): “Multi-Omic Data Integration in Gene Regulatory Networks."
November 16: Peter Dodds (University of Vermont): "Building and using Lexical Meters to explore Happiness, Health, Public Opinion, Language, and Stories."
December 14: Christopher Schmid (Brown University): "Introduction to Network Meta-Analysis."

Spring 2018
April 13: Erol Akçay (University of Pennsylvania), “Social Inheritance, Network Dynamics, and Their Consequences in Animal Societies.”
May 11: Anne Hoen (Department of Epidemiology, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth College), “Network Analytic Approaches for Understanding Microbial Interactions in the Human Gut.”

Winter 2018
January 19: V.S. Subrahmanian (Dartmouth College, Dartmouth Cybersecurity Cluster), “Diffusion Centrality in Social Networks.”
February 19: Rob Cross and Alia Crocker (Babson University), “Across the Great Divide: Bridging Scholarship and Practice with Social Network Research.”
March 9: Nicholas A. Christakis (Yale University), “Social Network Interventions.”

Fall 2017
October 27: Thalia Wheatley (Dartmouth College, Dartmouth Social Intelligence Laboratory), “Neural Homophily: Similar Neural Responses Predict Social Ties in a Network.”
November 17: Felix Elwert (University of Wisconsin-Madison), “Fixed-Effects Identification of Spillover Effects in Social Networks: Consequences of Teenage Motherhood for Siblings.”
December 8: Adam Kleinbaum (Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth), “Linguistic Homophily: Language Style Similarity and Friendship Network Co-Evolution."

Spring 2017
April 21: Erika Moen (The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice)  
May 12: Chuankai An (Dartmouth College, Computer Science Department)

Winter 2017
January 20: Seth Frey (Dartmouth College, The Neukom Institute), “Insights From Online Communities into Institutional Design and Evolution.”
February 17: Luke Chang (Dartmouth College, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences), “Using Social Networks to Uncover the Psychological and Neural Processes Underlying Social Interactions.”
March 17: Wes Viles (Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Biomedical Data Science), “External Information in Community Detection.”

Fall 2016
September 23: DG Webster (Dartmouth College, Department of Environmental Studies), “From Health Care to Health Governance: Using Networked Agent Based Models to Improve Data Collection and Stakeholder Engagement in Health Systems Science.”
October 21: David Lazer (Northeastern University), “Diffusion of Information Through On-Demand Information Seeking Behavior.”
November 18: Glenn Magerman (Université libre de Bruxelles) with Andy Bernard (Tuck School of Business), “Firms and the Production Network.”
December 16: Krista Gile (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), “Inference from Link-Tracing Network Samples.”

Spring 2016
April 15: James Moody (Duke University), “Reconstructing the Ship of Theseus: The Structural Dynamics of Groups and Roles in Early Adolescent Friendship Networks.”
May 20: Brandon Kinne (UC Davis), “Bilateral Defense Cooperation and the New Global Security Network.”
June 17: Mallikarjun (Arjun) Shankar (University of Tennesse, Knoxville - Oak Ridge National Laboratory), “In Silico Modeling and Predictive Analytics for Healthcare Delivery Innovation: A Case-Study of Diabetes Progression with Agent-Based Models.”

Winter 2016
February 19: John Padgett (University of Chicago), “Economic Credit in Renaissance Florence.”
March 25: Erika Moen (Dartmouth), “An Investigation of Variation of Evidence-Based Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Treatment in the U.S. From a Network Science Perspective.” 
and Feng Fu (Dartmouth), “Coevolution of Homophily and Cooperation in Social Networks.”

Fall 2015
September 25: Mark Laidre (Dartmouth), “The Evolution of Human Gossip.”
October 23: James O’Malley (Dartmouth), “Social Network Analysis: Types of Studies and Methods for Analyzing Them.”
November 13: Matthew Jackson (Stanford University) “Gossip: Identifying Central Individuals in a Social Network.”
December 11: Ko Kuwabara (Columbia Business School), “Lay Theories of Networking.”

Spring 2015
April 17: Ray Reagans (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), “Network Activation and Individual Performance.”
May 15: Amy Gorin (University of Connecticut), “Family Ties: Approaching Weight Management from a Household Perspective.”

Winter 2015
January 16: DINR Internal Investigators Seminar
February 27: Yuri Zhukov (University of Michigan), “External Resources and Indiscriminate Violence: Evidence from German-occupied Belarus.”
March 20: David A. Kim (Harvard Medical School), “A Randomized Controlled Trial of Social Network Targeting to Maximize Population Behavior Change.”

Fall 2014
October 17: Jukka-Pekka Onnela (Harvard School of Public Health), “Cell Phones, Social Networks, and Public Health.”
November 21: Mark Pachucki (MGH Mongan Institute for Health Policy, Harvard Medical School), “Physical Activity and Social Influence in Early Adolescent Networks: How Measurement Matters.”
December 12: Cosma Shalizi (Carnegie Mellon University), “Homophily, Contagion, Confounding.”

Spring 2014
April 11: Janice McCabe (Dartmouth: Sociology), “What about Friends? How Network Structure and Content Matter for College Success.”
May 9: Alex Montgomery (Reed College), “Relationally Challenged: Put the Social Back into Network Analysis."

Winter 2014
January 10: Matthew Salganik (Princeton University) “Know Your Epidemic: Generalized Network Scale-up Method for Estimating the Sizes of the Groups Most At-Risk for HIV/AIDS."
February 14: James O’Malley (Dartmouth: TDI) “Estimating Peer Effects in Longitudinal Dyadic Data using Instrumental Variables.”
March 14: Nicholas Christakis (Yale University) “Social Network Interventions.”

Fall 2013
September 20: Magnus Thor Torfason (Harvard Business School) “Price is What You Pay: The Origins of Value for Bitcoin, a Decentralized Electronic Currency.”
October 11: Derek Ruths (McGill University) “Distinguishing and Estimating Mechanisms of Network Formation.”
November 15: Andrew Bernard (Dartmouth: Tuck School) “Geography, Technology and Production Networks.”
December 13: Robin Lumsdaine (American University) “The Complexity of Systemically Important Financial Institutions.”

Spring 2013
April 11, Paul Ingram (Columbia Business School) “The Gentlemen Slavers: Status, Structure and Social Movements for the Conduct of Dirty Business.”
May 8, Donald P. Green (Columbia University) “Detecting Spillover Effects: Design and Analysis of Multilevel Experiments.”

Winter 2013
Monday January 28, Andreas Moxnes (Dartmouth: Economics) and Andrew Barnard (Dartmouth: Tuck School) “Two-sided Heterogeneity and Trade.”
Tuesday February 26, Yonatan Lupu (Princeton University) “The Network of States and International Relations.”
Monday March 4, Brian Uzzi (Northwestern University) “Atypical Knowledge and Scientific Impact.”

Fall 2012
Tuesday November 13, Adam Kleinbaum (Dartmouth: Tuck School) “Inside the Black Box of the Corporate Staff: Social Networks and the Implementation of Corporate Strategy.”
Tuesday December 11, Scott Pauls (Dartmouth: Mathematics) “Social Support in Virtual Social Networks.”

Spring 2012
April 24: Brian Greenhill (Dartmouth: Government)  “Modeling States' Participation in Networks of Intergovernmental Organizations.”
May 24: Brendan Nyhan (Dartmouth: Government) “Connecting Campaigns: Consultant-Candidate Networks in American Congressional Elections.”

Winter 2012
January 23: Adam M. Kleinbaum (Dartmouth: Tuck School) “Career Ladders and the Origins of Brokerage in Intraorganizational Networks.”
March 1: Nick Foti (Dartmouth: Computer Science) “Link Prediction for Massive Networks with Latent Feature Relational Models.”