Subhabrata Sen: Job Talk


Monday, January 28, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:00pm


Science Center 300H

Network data: Modeling and Statistical Analysis

Network data arises frequently in modern scientific applications. These networks often exhibit specific characteristics like edge sparsity, heavy-tailed degree distribution etc. Some broad challenges arising in the analysis of such datasets include (i) developing flexible, interpretable models for networks, (ii) provably recovering latent structure from such data, and (iii) testing for goodness of fit.

In this talk, we will discuss recent progress in addressing very specific instantiations of these challenges. In particular, we will
1. Interpret the Caron-Fox model using notions of graph sub-sampling,
2. Discuss recovery of community structure, given additional covariates,
3. Study model misspecification due to rare, highly “influential" nodes.