The 2021 CASOS Summer Institute will be virtual and registration is now open!

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 ( 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

Registration Fees:

Fees for 2021 Summer Institute have been ammended to reflect the change in format. Registration has been updated to reflect the change in fees.

  • Industry: $2,500.00
  • Government/Military (with ID): $2,000.00
  • Faculty/Postdocs: $800.00
  • Students: $400.00


We are offering fellowships to students to defray the cost of registration for some students wanting to attend the institute. To apply, interested students should email a letter from their advisor stating they are in good standing and why attendance is valuable for the student, just a short paragraph with contact information of the advisor. Also a statement from student applying for the fellowship about what they want to learn and how they will apply network analytics, no more than 2 paragraphs. Application information can be sent directly to

Summer Institute 2021 webpage.

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