Modelling relations among members of a group has become very popular and important. Binary

relations are information-poor, so additional information about group members is often valuable.

I give two examples, one of a "dense" network of relations among women in the US in the 1930s,

and one of a "sparse" network, the Noordin Top terrorist network.

A particular difficulty with network models which has limited their usefulness in the past is

discussed and resolved in two published papers, in Social Networks and JRSSA

About Statistics, modelling and operations research seminars

Students, staff and visitors to UQ are welcome to attend our regular seminars.

The events are jointly run by our Operations research and Statistics and probability research groups.

Seminars are usually held on Tuesdays from 11am to 12pm.

Information for speakers

Plan to speak for up to 40 minutes, and allow up to 15 minutes for questions and discussion.

Pitch your presentation to an interdisciplinary mathematical audience.

To avoid technical delays on the day, contact us a few days in advance of your presentation to discuss requirements.

You can either email us your presentation in advance, or save it to a memory stick. Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and PDFs are the most convenient file formats, but you can also run the talk from your own laptop.


Connell Building #26
Room 232