Institute of Mathematics


Modul:   MAT959  Seminar in Data Science and Mathematical Modelling

Network Science as a Data Science

Talk by Prof. Dr. Ulrik Brandes

Date: 19.10.23  Time: 12.15 - 13.45  Room: Y27H12

If statistics is concerned with the collection, management, analysis, presentation, and interpretation of data, then so is network science. The distinction lies neither in a universal network theory nor the complex systems of certain application domains but (i) an incidence structure relating the units of observation and (ii) a corresponding focus on dependencies among observations. While not mainstream, this view clears away some of the smoke and mirrors obscuring the close relationship between statistics and network science. Following this rather principled line of thought, I will introduce the positional approach to network analysis as a means to capitalize on it.