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CASOS Summer Institute

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Summer Institute Details

The purpose of the CASOS Summer Institute is to provide an intense and hands-on introduction to dynamic network analysis and computational modeling of complex socio-technical systems. Both network analysis and multi-agent modeling will be covered. Participants will be able to complete the institute without programming skills or in-depth understanding of particular social theories. Computer programming and basic social or organizational theory are not included under the topics covered.

Participants learn about current trends, practices, and tools available for social networks analysis, link analysis, simulation, and multi-agent modeling. Basic social network and dynamic network representations, statistics, analysis and visualization techniques are covered. Techniques for designing, analyzing, and validating computational models with and without network components are presented. There is also an emphasis on appropriate and inappropriate ways to critique computational models and network analyses. The strengths and weaknesses of computational and network approaches to examining complex socio-technical issues are discussed. Multiple computational platforms are explored and hands-on experience is provided. An examination of social network methods, complexity theory and procedures for integrating network-based metrics and statistics into computational models completes the program.

The software tools students will learn and work with include: ORA, AutoMap, and Construct, which are, respectively, network analysis, information extraction, and simulations tools. They are developed at CASOS and widely used globally in business, government, and education.

Students are encouraged to bring their own data and to learn to use the CASOS tools to code, analyze, reason about and visualize there data. Hands-on instruction and assistance will be provided on how to import data to ORA from CSV files, SQL databases, email servers, UCINET formats, PenLink, I2/Analyst Notebook and other raw data formats. Students will work through a tool chain where they extract networks from texts, analyze those networks, and the using simulation techniques evolve those networks.

The hands-on curriculum builds on both social network and computational analysis techniques, and illustrates how to use these techniques to study social, organizational and policy issues.

Topics Covered:
• Social Network Analysis
• Dynamic Network Analysis (multi-mode, multi-network), meta-networks and high-dimensional networks
• Geo-networks, putting networks on maps, geo-network measures
• Grouping and community detection techniques
• Social media network analytics
• Semantic networks and extracting networks from texts
• Agent-based dynamic network simulation
• Simulation model validation and docking
• Hands-on introduction to CASOS tools: ORA, Automap , and Construct

• Kathleen M. Carley, PhD, Carnegie Mellon University, Director of CASOS
• Other Faculty TBA

Registration Details

$ 1675.00 Industry
$ 1475.00 Government/Military (with ID)
$ 1225.00 Faculty/Postdoc
$ 925.00 Student

If you have any questions about registration or housing, please contact the Carnegie Mellon Conference & Event Services office at 412-268-1125 or Conference & Event Services.

Housing Details

Off Campus Housing:

Shadyside Inn
5405 Fifth Ave,
Pittsburgh PA 15232
Ph# 412-682-2300
The Shadyside Inn does have a CMU rate. When you make your reservations, please let them know you will be attending a workshop at CMU.
Located 0.67 miles from campus.

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place
3454 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Ph# 412-683-2040
The Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place provides a free shuttle to Carnegie Mellon University's campus. The Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh University Place does have a CMU rate. When you make your reservations, please let them know you will be attending a workshop at CMU.
Located 0.5 miles from campus.

Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
100 Lytton Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Ph# 412-682-6200
The Wyndham provides a free shuttle to Carnegie Mellon University's campus.
Located about 6 blocks from campus.

On Campus Housing:

Woodlawn Apartments are located on the "Hill" (corner of Margaret Morrison and Forbes Avenue). There are multi-occupant apartments that share kitchens, living rooms and recently renovated bathrooms. Apartments are air-conditioned and single gender by apartment.

Check-in time begins at 3pm on Saturday, June 3rd, and check-out time is no later than 12Noon on Sunday, June 11th.

PLEASE NOTE: Housing and parking registration ends on Friday, May 5, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. These reservations must be paid in full by this time. Any unpaid housing and/or parking requests after this date will not be accommodated.

Cancellation Policies

In order to cancel, you must notify Conference & Event Services. A refund is not automatically generated when you cancel your registration through this site.

Full refunds will be granted until Sunday, May 28, 2017.

Cancellations must be received at least 48 business hours prior to your arrival date. Cancellation within 48 hours of your arrival date will result in a charge of two nights.

Parking is non-refundable.

Available Options

TypeDescriptionStart DateEnd DateTotalAvailableFee 
ParkingEast Campus Parking Garage Permit Parking (Monday thru Friday)6/5/2017 8:00:00 AM6/9/2017 5:00:00 PMUnlimitedUnlimited$60.00Details
MiscI am interested in Agent Based Simulation.6/4/2017 8:00:00 AM6/9/2017 5:00:00 PMUnlimitedUnlimitedFree
MiscI am interested in Geo-Spatial Techniques.6/4/2017 8:00:00 AM6/9/2017 5:00:00 PMUnlimitedUnlimitedFree
MiscI am interested in extracting networks from text.6/4/2017 8:00:00 AM6/9/2017 5:00:00 PMUnlimitedUnlimitedFree
MiscI am interested in dynamic or multi-time period networks.6/4/2017 8:00:00 AM6/9/2017 5:00:00 PMUnlimitedUnlimitedFree
MiscI plan to bring my own data.6/4/2017 8:00:00 AM6/9/2017 5:00:00 PMUnlimitedUnlimitedFree
MiscI have food allergies.6/4/2017 8:00:00 AM6/9/2017 5:00:00 PMUnlimitedUnlimitedFree
MiscI need a kosher meal.6/4/2017 8:00:00 AM6/9/2017 5:00:00 PMUnlimitedUnlimitedFree