CASOS Summer Institute

The CASOS Summer Institute is a week long event that provides an intense hands-on introduction to network analysis and visualization from a combined social-network, network-science, link-analysis and dynamic network analysis perspective. Social network, high-dimensional networks, semantic networks, and meta-networks are covered as are network dynamics and geo-spatial networks.

Participants learn about current trends, practices, and tools available for analyzing complex systems as networks. Basic social network and dynamic network measure for one-mode, bi-partite and multi-mode data are covered. Network statistic, analysis and visualization techniques are covered for static and dynamic networks. Techniques for extracting networks from text and social media are covered. Simulation techniques for forecasting change in these networks and their impact on the diffusion of ideas and beliefs are covered. Key issues associated with social media analytics, and big data are covered. Participants gain experience through a series of hands-on exercises. Data sets are provided for these exercises; however, participants who wish to can bring their own data and use it in these exercises. An examination of social network methods, complexity theory and procedures for integrating network-based metrics and statistics into computational models completes the program.

The software tools participants will learn and work with include: ORA-PRO, AutoMap, NetMapper, and Construct, which are network analysis & visualization, information extraction/text mining, and simulations tools, respectively, that are developed at CASOS and widely used globally in business, government, and education.

All participants will be given trial software, and a deep discount on the professional versions of the tools.

The Professional version of ORA which is available from Netanomics (www.netanomics.com). ORA is a network science tool used for network science and visualization
Automap is a network science tool created by the CASOS center at Carnegie Mellon University used for network visualization and network science
Construct, developed by CASOS, is a multi-agent model of network evolution. This network science tool is used for network visualization and network science


We thank all of the participants who joined us for Summer Institute 2018! Information can still be found here at the 2018 webpage. Stay posted for dates regarding next summer's dates.


CASOS Center Team 2017

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Past Year's Events - Summer Institute Archive