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ANR-Lab employees took part in the St. Petersburg Summer School on Network Analysis

On July 12-17, 2021, the 4th St. Petersburg Summer School on Network Analysis occurred. The event was held online and brought together participants from 9 countries. Two laboratory employees took part in the summer school, where they presented their research and received advice from invited teachers.

ANR-Lab employees took part in the St. Petersburg Summer School on Network Analysis

ANR-Lab research assistants Nadezhda Buzina and Daria Tsukanova were selected to participate in the summer school, and participants from Canada, the Czech Republic, Finland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, and the United States.    

Invited teachers led the School:

  • Adina Nerghes, Wageningen University, and Research and Ju-Sung (Jay) Lee, Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) opened the School with a two-day workshop on "Introduction to network analysis."
  • Wouter de Nooy, University of Amsterdam and Amsterdam School of Communication Research ASCoR continued the School with a workshop on "Modelling events within social networks" that lasted for two days as well
  • Johan Koskinen, University of Melbourne, concluded the School with a workshop on"‘Analyzing network structure using random graphs."

Nadezhda Buzina:
"The summer school served as a great boost in studying network analysis and implementation in the scientific field. In it, in a small group of 15 students, we studied the program for visualization and analysis of ORA networks, the possibilities of the R programming language, and the peculiarities of the influence of time in a network approach. in a lecture format. Time was also set aside for the presentation of our research. This part was very useful, as we got an outside perspective on our work and advice from more experienced colleagues."

Daria Tsukanova:
"During a week at the summer school, we were able to reveal the possibilities of network analysis from different angles. This was facilitated by both the professionalism and great enthusiasm of the teachers and the well-structured program. It was a little difficult to go through the School online, but it seems to me that this did not affect the overall level of the event. We obtained the most valuable knowledge from the theory by examining the principle of operation of “time models” in network analysis. In addition to working with ready-made data in various software, we had the opportunity to improve our projects and present the results for discussion."