In Groningen, I work in the
(Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology),
a research school that is a cooperative activity of the Universities of
Groningen, Utrecht, and Nijmegen.
SIENA for analysis of longitudinal network data,
BLOCKS for stochastic block modeling,
ZO for the analysis of 0-1 matrices with given row and column sums,
which is a program suite
containing, among others, BLOCKS, ZO, and p2;
SNOWBALL for the estimation of the size of a hidden population
using a snowball sample;
remarks, corrections, and data sets (plus MLwiN and some HLM and MIXOR setups)
for the Snijders-Bosker textbook;
introduction to MLwiN and Mln/MLwiN macros;
PINT program for Power analysis IN Two-level designs;
TWOMOK paper & program for two-level scale analysis ('ecometrics');
Social Simulation 2015 Conference,
held September 14-18, 2015, in Groningen (NL), I gave
a keynote presentation Marrying agent-based modelling and statistical inference:
co-evolution models for network dynamics.
There was an ECAS ('European Courses in Advanced Statistics')
course on Statistical Analysis of Network Data, in
Herrsching (Germany), September 28th until October 2nd, 2015.
Speakers were: Eric D. Kolaczyk (Boston University) Johan Koskinen (University of Manchester) Tom A.B. Snijders (University of Groningen and University of Oxford) Ernst Wit (University of Groningen)
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock (Germany)
organized a course
A stochastic process approach to agent-based modeling and simulation
from 19 to 27 October, 2015, followed by a three-day
workshop The science of choice - How to model the decision-making process?.
On October 21, I lectured about actor-based dynamic social network modeling.