Title:Social Network Integration - A Structural Perspective
Date: September 10, 2018 (Monday)
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Venue: Room 121, 1/F, Ho Sin-hang Engineering Building, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T.
Speaker: Dr. Jiamou LIU
Department of Computer Science
The University of Auckland


Interpersonal ties are pivotal to individual efficacy, status and performance in an agent society. The establishment of interpersonal ties thus constitutes a pivotal problem in the structural analysis of social networks. Here we explore three important and interrelated themes in social network theory: the center/periphery partition of the network; network dynamics; and social integration of newcomers. We tackle the question: How would a newcomer harness information brokerage to integrate into a network going from periphery to center? We formulate and investigate the problem for both static and dynamic networks. The talk will survey several recent results obtained towards answering these problems.

Note: The talk will start with a brief introduction to the University of Auckland and its Computer Science Department.



Jiamou Liu is a lecturer in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He was a senior lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand between 2011 and 2015. He obtained PhD degree in theoretical computer science from the University of Auckland and worked as a PostDoc researcher at the Department of Computer Science, Leipzig University, Germany from 2009 to 2010. His current research interests include social network analysis and multiagent systems.

Enquiries: Ms. Crystal Tam at tel. 3943 8439

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