July 4–6, 2023 | Shanghai, China

2023 ISDSA Meeting

Theme: Applied Data Science

Workshop 1: Introduction to Social Network Analysis

Time: 8am-11am, July 3, China Time / 8pm-11pm, July 2, US Eastern Time
Location: Virtual on Zoom (Free Registration)

Social network analysis is becoming increasingly popular in social, educational, and psychological sciences. This interactive course intends to provide participants with a detailed introduction, practical examples, and demonstration of analyzing social network data using the free software R. Topics covered include (1) Network Data; (2) Network Visualization; (3) Network Statistics; (4) Basic and Advanced Network Models. Especially, we will cover classical models such as Stochastic Block Model, Exponential Random Graph Model, Latent Space Model, and the newly developed techniques such as Latent Factor Space Modeling and Network Mediation Analysis.

  • Haiyan Liu

    Haiyan Liu -- University of California, Merced

    Dr. Haiyan Liu is currently an assistant professor of Quantitative Methods, Measurement, and Statistics at the University of California, Merced. Dr. Liu’s research centers broadly on statistical modeling of psychological and behavioral data such as high-dimensional data, longitudinal data, and categorical data. Her recent research includes social network modeling, Bayesian structural equation modeling, and non-parametric modeling of growth curves.

All Workshops

(1) Introduction to Social Network Analysis by Prof. Haiyan Liu from UC-Merced
(2) Longitudinal Data Analysis by Prof. Hongyun Liu from Beijing Normal University
(3) Practical Mediation Analysis by Prof. Laura Lu from University of Georgia and Prof. Qian Zhang from Florida State University
(4) Deep Learning Using R by Prof. Johnny Zhang from University of Notre Dame
(5) From Latent Class Model to Latent Transition Model Using Mplus by Prof. Hawjeng Chiou from National Taiwan Normal University
(6) Bayesian Longitudinal Data Modeling by Prof. Cynthia Tong from University of Virginia

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The meeting is jointly supported by the International Society for Data Science and Analytics, the Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, the Fudan Institute for Advanced Study in Social Sciences, the College of Management of National Taiwan Normal University, and the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

Sponsoring Journals
Selected papers will be published in the following journals: Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Chinese Political Science Review, and Journal of Behavioral Data Science.


  • Hawjeng Chiou
    Distinguished Professor
    National Taiwan Normal University

  • Karl Ho
    Associate Professor
    University of Texas at Dallas

  • Hongyun Liu
    Beijing Normal University

  • Wen Qu
    Research Fellow
    Fudan University

  • Jiashan Tang
    Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications

  • Ke-Hai Yuan
    University of Notre Dame

  • Zhiyong Zhang
    University of Notre Dame

  • Contact information

    Telephone: 1-574-400-5868
    Email: meeting@isdsa.org
    Mail: P.O.Box 1471, ISDSA, Granger, IN 46530