Undergraduate students take note! SAMSI is taking applications for a unique, week-long opportunity to explore mathematical and statistical research in data modeled using networks. Talks will be presented by statisticians and mathematicians who work with networks, particularly focusing on social networks.
Many communication mediums, such as face-to-face conversations, text messaging to Facebook or Twitter make modern social networks complex and exciting systems to study. Students will look at things such as how an individual’s attitudinal, behavioral or health characteristics are altered as a result of interacting with others.
For a good part of the week, students will be in teams and will use data from the Social Evolution experiment in the MIT Human Dynamics Lab to investigate a variety of questions related to the formation and evolution of social networks using data from approximately 100 students in a college dormitory during the 2008-2009 academic year.
Students will spend most of the week on the campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Hurry as the deadline to apply is April 7, 2014 at 5pm. More details and the application can be found here.