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A new book of scientific supervisors of ANR-Lab Anuška Ferligoj and Vladimir Batagelj, dedicated to new achievements in blockmodeling

A new book of scientific supervisors of ANR-Lab Anuška Ferligoj and Vladimir Batagelj, dedicated to new achievements in blockmodeling

In January 2020, Wiley has published the book "Advances in Network Clustering and Blockmodeling", edited by the ANR-Lab leading foreign experts Anuška Ferligoj and Vladimir Batagelj, jointly with Patrick Doreian. The work contains an overview of developments and achievements in the field of network clustering and blockmodeling over the past 10 years.

 

This book offers an integrated treatment of network clustering and blockmodeling, covering all of the newest approaches and methods that have been developed over the last decade. Presented in a comprehensive manner, it offers the foundations for understanding network structures and processes, and features a wide variety of new techniques addressing issues that occur during the partitioning of networks across multiple disciplines such as community detection, blockmodeling of valued networks, role assignment, and stochastic blockmodeling.

 

"Advances in Network Clustering and Blockmodeling" is an ideal book for researchers and practitioners interested in clustering and network analysis, as well as graduate and undergraduate students taking courses on network analysis or working with networks using real data. The book:

  • Offers a clear and insightful look at the state of the art in network clustering and blockmodeling
  • Provides an excellent mix of mathematical rigor and practical application in a comprehensive manner, presents a suite of new methods, procedures, algorithms for partitioning networks, as well as new techniques for visualizing matrix arrays
  • Features numerous examples throughout, enabling readers to gain a better understanding of research methods and to conduct their own research effectively
  • Written by leading contributors in the field.

In addition to the general edition of the book, Anuška Ferligoj and Vladimir Batagelj authored the following chapters: Bibliometric Analyses of the Network Clustering Literature, Clustering Approaches to Networks, Treating Missing Network Data Before Partitioning, and Scientific Co-Authorship Networks.

One of the presentations of the work took place at the ANR-Lab workshop on November 25, 2019. The event consisted of two parts. At first, Anuška Ferligoj presented the blockmodeling methodology and various possibilities of its application. The second part of the event was dedicated to the presentation of the new book “Advances in Network Clustering and Blockmodeling”. After the presentation, there was a discussion and informal communication with professors and workshop's participants.

The book is available for order on the Wiley website.