I am a computational sociologist (PhD from Utrecht University, the Netherlands), researcher and Assistant Professor, and a seasoned R developer and trainer. My main research interests focus on (dynamics of) social networks and mathematical/computational social science as tools for understanding conflict and cooperation. I am a researcher at the COALESCE Lab, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, participating in the Patchwork project, and an Assistant professor at the Chair of Quantitative Methods and Information Technology, Kozminski University.I am busy expressing professional love and passion towards:
- Statistical modeling of networks with ERGMs based on “partial” network data such as ego-centric samples or aggregate network data (e.g. collected for the Network Scale-Up Method). These will be extremely handy in addressing research questions posed in the PATCHWORK project.
- Complex network datasets. In particular, assembling them from non-obvious sources in a technically-advanced way. Some say it is Digital Humanities. Examples are projects: Mapping Atlantic Portuguese Empire (MAPE) or Law in social networks of late antique Aphrodito.
- The Statnet Suite. Statnet is a suite of R packages for statistical social network analysis, visualization, and modeling focusing on Exponential-family Random Graph Models. I am a member of the Statnet Development Team since 2022.
- My own R packages, which you can find on my GitHub profile.