• Link communities R package

    A while ago, I wrote about Rob Spencer over at Scaled Innovation‘s implementation of the algorithm for detecting link communities. Today, I am happy to report on another exciting development for the alorithm. Alex Kalinka from the Tomancak lab at the Max Plank Institute (MPI-CBG) has written a great implementation in R, called linkcomm. It is now up on CRAN: http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/linkcomm/index.html While everything […]

  • Tu Vuò Fà L’Americano

    I’m excited to leave Boston for a bit to participate in ARS’11: The Third International Workshop on Social Network Analysis, Collaboration Networks and Knowledge diffusion: Theory, Data and Methods. It takes place in Naples, Italy this week, and the speaker line-up looks exciting (despite the fact that they invited me) [1]. Here’s a bit of […]

  • Back in the USA

    I’m delighted to report that I’m back in Boston for the summer. The next couple of days (May 31st and June 1st), I’ll be attending the Interdisciplinary Workshop on Information and Decision in Social Networks, which looks to be really exciting. And for the next couple of months I’ll primarily be at the Center for […]

  • Whitman

    I recently came across the following Whitman poem: When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer When I heard the learn’d astronomer, When the proofs, the figures, were ranged in columns before me, When I was shown the charts and diagrams, to add, divide, and measure them, When I sitting heard the astronomer where he lectured with […]

  • NetSci 2013: Venue and Dates

    It’s time to get out your pencils and mark your 2013 calendars: NetSci 2013 will take place June 3rd – 7th at the new The Royal Library (the Black Diamond) in Copenhagen, Denmark. Along with fellow organizing committee members Petter Holme, Joachim Mathiesen, and Alan Mislove, I’m excited to announce that we’ve secured an incredible venue […]

  • Conference: Applications of Network Theory

    Just a quick advertisement for an exciting European conference co-organized by my fellow NetSci 2013 organizer Petter Holme. It takes place in Stockholm, Sweden in early April. The speaker line-up looks pretty good, despite the fact that they invited me [1]. Conference on Applications of Network Theory Date & Location: 7 – 9 April 2011 […]

  • Tell a Story!

    Although I’m trying to cut down on my podcasts use — to see if a bit of mind-wandering might be good for my brain [1] — I still allow myself to listen to podcasts to alleviate the pain of some of the dreariest of chores (e.g. cleaning the bathroom). On those occasions I’m currently working […]

  • 2010 in review

    The artificial intelligence engine at WordPress (who hosts this page) sent me an email with some stats on how the site has been doing since I set it up back in June. According to the analysis, the page is “fresher than ever”, so I’m delighted. The email even had a convenient button to post the […]

  • Visualizing Link Communities

    When YY Ahn, Jim Bagrow, and I published our paper on communities of links in complex networks, we did share the code for the algorithm, but one of the essentials missing from our package was a good way to visualize the highly overlapping link communities. Thus, I’m delighted to report that Rob Spencer over at Scaled […]

  • Twittermood 2: Election special

    The midterm elections are coming up, so we decided to create our own little twitter mood election center. “Twitter has grown to become an important aspect of public debate and leading up to Tuesday’s midterms, the Twitterverse is abuzz with conversations on the topics that will decide the individual races. It is well known that […]