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3rd NETWORKS Match Makers Seminar

October 1 , 13:00 18:00 UTC+2

Lecture by Frank Takes

The Networks Match Makers seminar series started in October 2020 after a succesfull workshop in January 2020, called NETWORKS Matchmaking Event. In this series we bring together network scientists from the social and economic sciences with network scientists from mathematics and computer science, with the goal to explore the opportunity to build synergies.

The third seminar takes place in the afternoon of October 1, 2021, and will be held online.

Frank Takes is assistant professor at the computer science department (LIACS) of Leiden University. Frank will talk about ‘Population-scale social network analysis’.

Population-scale social network analysis

This talk considers responsibly anonymized population-scale social network data on all 17 million inhabitants of the Netherlands. The data is sourced from country-wide administrative register data, enabling the discovery of population-scale insights into a society. I will show how the analysis of a population-scale multilayer network of family, work, school, household and neighborhood relations enables us to revisit the well-known small-world phenomenon from a unique angle. Moreover, I discuss how the type of formal links in this social network require one to critically rethink network analysis concepts such as the unit of analysis, measurement errors effects and the boundary specification problem.

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