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Seventh International Summer School «THEORY AND METHODS OF NETWORK ANALYSIS» (TMSA-2017) Moscow

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NRU HSE International Laboratory for Applied Network Research, the home of the new Master’s Program “Applied Statistics with Network Analysis” is delighted to invite applications for its Seventh summer school, “Clustering network data: methods and applications.”

The purpose of the school is to provide students with an understanding of clustering in general and network clustering, with a solid theoretical base and a variety of applications. The working language of the school is English.


Dates and Location: June 19-23, 2017, Moscow, Russia



Drs. Anuška Ferligoj and Vladimir Batagelj, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


Participation requirements and course content

Researchers and students who have a basic understanding of SNA methods and interested in utilizing SNA in their respective areas of study, are invited to apply. The main goal of the school is to help participants, who have a basic understanding of networks, to use the integrated systems thinking approach to create theoretically driven, methodologically sound research projects, with focus on data aggregation. This course focuses in the first part on the most frequently used clustering approaches that are implemented in most of the statistical programs (R, SPSS, SAS, etc.). In the second part clustering with the relational constraint and blockmodeling that are implemented in the program Pajek will be introduced. The topics are:


·         Introduction to cluster analysis

·         Clustering problem

·         Relocation procedure

·         Hierarchical agglomerative procedure

·         K-means algorithm

·         Clustering with relational constraint

·         The goal of blockmodeling 

·         Cluster, clustering, blocks

·         Equivalences

·         Establishing blockmodels 

·         Indirect approach

·         Direct approach

·         Generalized blockmodeling

·         Pre-specified blockmodeling

·         Symmetric-acyclic blockmodel

·         Blockmodeling of two-mode network

·         New developments in blockmodeling



Deadline for application is June 10, 2017. To apply, please follow the link. Please include your CV and any other materials you find relevant (such as abstracts of working papers), so that we can better tailor your individual reading list to your academic interests.


Fees and scholarships

The course fee is 750 euros, which includes instruction, all materials (including individually customized reading packets based on students’ interest), accommodations, and all meals except dinner. Limited number of scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis.


e-mail: anr@hse.ru

Contact person: Enge Iskhakova, manager