Carnegie Mellon University
April 01, 2016

CASOS to Host Talks at INSNA Sunbelt 2016

Members of the Center for Computational Analysis of Social and Organizational Systems (CASOS) will be giving talks at this year’s INSNA Sunbelt Conference.

CASOS Director, Prof. Kathleen Carley will be taking part in two talks this year, “Efficient Incremental Extraction of Social Groups from Real-World Social Network Data Sets” and “Changing Allegiance: Insider Threat and Inadvertent Leaks”. Additionally, Dr. Carley and the CASOS Center group will be conducting a training session on their network analysis tool, ORA.

The conference will also see two CASOS graduate students Kenneth Joseph and Larry Lin Jun Jie delivering talks. Joseph’s talk, entitled “Latent Cognitive Social Spaces: Theory and Methods For Extracting Prejudice From Text” will cover recent work on a new (network-based) cognitive model of prejudice and how his group is combining text data and survey data to measure prejudice using this model. Lin’s talked, entitled “Climate Change and Migration Movement” will focus on the use of a country-level agent-based dynamic network model to examine shifts in population given an ecology of network relations among countries, which influences overall population change.

The Sunbelt Social Networks Conference is an annual conference, hosted by the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA). The event provides a regular venue for interdisciplinary discourse by social scientists, mathematicians, computer scientists, ethnologists, epidemiologists, organizational theorists, public health experts, and others interested in the current work in social networks