Number of participants limited to 48. Mainly for students from the Mathematics Bachelor and Master Programmes who, in addition to the introductory course unit 401-2604-00L Probability and Statistics, have heard at least one core or elective course in statistics. Also offered in the Master Programmes Statistics resp. Data Science.
Student Seminar in Statistics: Statistical Network Modeling
Network models can be used to analyze non-iid data because their structure incorporates interconnectedness between the individuals. We introduce networks, describe them mathematically, and consider applications.
Network models can be used to analyze non-iid data because their structure incorporates interconnectedness between the individuals. The participants of the seminar acquire knowledge to formulate and analyze network models and to apply them in examples.
E. D. Kolaczyk and G. Csárdi. Statistical analysis of network data with R. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, second edition, 2020.
Tianxi Li, Elizaveta Levina, and Ji Zhu. Network cross-validation by edge sampling, 2020. Preprint arXiv:1612.04717.
Tianxi Li, Elizaveta Levina, and Ji Zhu. Community models for partially observed networks from surveys, 2020. Preprint arXiv:2008.03652.
Tianxi Li, Elizaveta Levina, and Ji Zhu. Prediction Models for Network-Linked Data, 2018. Preprint arXiv:1602.01192.
Prerequisites / Notice
Every class will consist of an oral presentation highlighting key ideas of selected book chapters by a pair of students. Another two students will be responsible for asking questions during the presentation and providing a discussion of the the presented concepts and ideas, including pros+cons, at the end. Finally, an additional two students are responsible for giving an evaluation on the quality of the presentations/discussions and provide constructive feedback for improvement.
Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)