1/7/21 New organized session at Networks 2021, the first INSNA/Network Science Society joint conference: Social networks and personal communities in migration and migrant incorporation. Organized by Başak Bilecen and myself. Abstract submission deadline: January 24.

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12/8/20 Covid-19, an accelerator of science? We’ll present findings from our project on Covid-19 and trends in scientific activity with UF computational linguist Kevin Tang at the University of Florida Informatics Institute on Friday 12/11 @ 12pm. Details and registration here.

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12/1/20 Great minds think alike, or do they often differ? Our new article on research topic overlap and the formation of scientific teams is out in the Journal of Informetrics.

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11/30/20 Egocentric network analysis with R — in Spanish! Materials from my yearly INSNA Sunbelt workshop are now available in Spanish in REDES – Revista hispana para el análisis de redes sociales. Thanks to Isidro Maya Jariego and José Luis Molina for working on this.

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11/18/20 Congratulations to Dr. David Cañarte for earning his PhD in sociology! David’s dissertation is the result of years of work, interdisciplinary research and international collaborations involving colleagues in sociology, economics and nursing research in the U.S. and Europe. The dissertation is entitled “Migration, social support, and health in immigrant communities: A study on Roma in France and immigrant farmworkers in Florida.” Looking forward to reading David’s published work from this research!

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11/8/20 Congratulations to Dr. Tom Smith for submitting his final PhD dissertation! Tom earns a PhD in criminology with a study, entitled “A Theory of Biosocial Support”, about the role of genetics and neurobiology in the reception of social support and its effects on criminal behavior. He’ll continue working in the UF BEBR/CTSI Network Science Lab as a postdoctoral associate with the UF Bureau of Economic and Business Research.

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10/5/20 In two weeks I’ll be speaking together with Kevin Tang (UF Linguistics) at a workshop on Natural Language Processing organized as part of the Artificial Intelligence workshop series of the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. October 20 at 2pm, info and registration here.

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7/6/20 Our Sunbelt panels will be online next week for the 2020 virtual INSNA Annual Conference: Social network research in migration studies (7/14) and Network analysis for the science of science (7/13 and 7/16).

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6/29/20 Social network methods in migration studies — Our IMISCOE conference workshop will be online this Wednesday July 1st.

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6/22/20 The emergence of Covid-19 team science: our new project funded by the UF Informatics Institute is starting this summer. A collaboration between our Network Science Lab, Kevin Tang in UF Linguistics, and Ilaria Capua at UF One Health, the project will contribute to the UF One Health E-Ellow Submarine initiative.