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.

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5/20/20 I’ll (virtually) talk at the University of Manchester Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis next week about personal networks and health in immigrant communities. May 17 at 11am EST. Contact me or David Schoch for how to join.

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5/13/20 Our IMISCOE workshop on Social network methods for migration studies goes online on July 1-2, 2020. Participants include co-organizer Başak Bilecen, Janine Dahinden, Renata Hosnedlova, Miranda Lubbers, José Luis Molina, Gülcan Önel, Louise Ryan, Giacomo Solano, Ashton Verdery, and Tommaso Vitale.

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4/30/20 Happy to be a keynote speaker for Expertise Systems in Florida Universities on Monday 5/11 (virtual conference). I’ll present some of our current projects on computational social science and scientific networks with the UF BEBR/CTSI Network Science Lab.

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3/25/20 Immigrant transnationalism and sense of belonging: new article out in Social Inclusion (open access).

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2/3/20 Social network methods for migration studies: our IMISCOE workshop proposal was accepted for the 17th IMISCOE Annual Conference in Luxembourg (June 30 – July 2, 2020). Organized with Başak Bilecen, the workshop will bring together an international and multi-disciplinary group of participants from across Europe and the US, including Janine Dahinden, Renata Hosnedlova, Miranda Lubbers, José Luis Molina, Gülcan Önel, Louise Ryan, Giacomo Solano, Ashton Verdery, and Tommaso Vitale.