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.

The Statistics, modelling and operations research (SMOR) Seminar series seeks to celebrate and disseminate research and developments across the broad spectrum of quantitative sciences. The SMOR series provides a platform for communication of both theoretical and practical developments, as well as interdisciplinary topics relating to applied mathematics and statistics.


Connell Building #26
Room 232