2013-14: E&O: Undergraduate Workshop – October 24-25, 2013


This workshop will be held on Thursday, October 24, and Friday, October 25 at SAMSI.


As part of its Education and Outreach Program for 2013-2014, the Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute (SAMSI) will offer a two-day undergraduate workshop on topics of current interest in statistics and applied mathematics. In addition to an overview of current and planned SAMSI Research Programs, the program topic

  • Computational Methods in Social Sciences (CMSS)

will be covered in some depth.


Questions: email ugworkshop@samsi.info

Schedule and Supporting Media

Participant List

Thursday, October 24, 2013
at SAMSI, Room 150

8:15-8:30 Shuttle to SAMSI (meet in hotel lobby)
8:30-9:00 Registration
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introduction
Snehalata Huzurbazar, SAMSI and Jamie Nunnelly, SAMSI and NISS
9:15-10:15 Krista Gile, University of Mass-Amherst
Statistical Analysis of Social Networks
10:30-11:20 Bruce Desmarais, University of Mass-Amherst
Networked Politics
11:20-1:00 Lunch and Frisbee
1:00-1:50 Jerry Reiter, Duke University
Keeping Data Confidential in an Era of No Privacy
2:00-2:50 Blair Sullivan, N.C. State University
The Trouble with Tribbles (Tree-like Structure for Network Analysis & Parallel Algorithms)
3:15-4:45 Survey Sampling using R
Neung Ha, SAMSI and Tracy Schifeling, Duke and SAMSI
5:00-5:30 Graduate students and postdocs: Panel Discussion
5:45-6:45 Dinner
7:00 Shuttle to the Radisson

Friday, October 25, 2013
at SAMSI, Room 150

8:15-8:30 Shuttle to SAMSI (meet in hotel lobby)
9:00-9:15 Recap: Snehalata Huzurbazar, SAMSI
9:15-10:05 David Banks, Duke University
Dynamic Network Models
10:20-Noon Tutorial
Bailey Fosdick and Dane Taylor, SAMSI
Noon Adjourn
Box lunch and shuttle to RDU Airport