About

SSDA lab 

The SSDA Lab works on a range of problems related to social networks, organizations, technology, and space. We are housed at the University of Minnesota, and enjoy strong ties with our colleagues in sociology, statistics, and the Minnesota Population Center. Students interested in joining the lab should contact me (almquist@umn.edu) for more information.

 

Members

 

PI

Zack W. Almquist 

Zack W. Almquist
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology and School of Statistics
Affiliate, Minnesota Population Center
Affiliate, Life Course Center
Affiliate, Data Science Program

 

Graduate

Sakshi Arya 

Sakshi Arya
Graduate Research Assistant
Department: Statistics
Project: Activity-Based Networks

Kevin Liqi Huang 

Kevin Liqi Huang
Graduate Research Assistant
Department: Sociology (Profile)
Project: CURA Faculty Interactive Research Program

Ryan Larson 

Ryan Larson
Graduate Research Assistant
Department: Sociology (Profile)
Project: Army Research Office YIP

Haema Nilakanta 

Haema Nilakanta
Graduate Research Assistant
Department: Statistics (Webpage)
Project: Network Sampling
Army Research Office YIP
Interdisciplinary Doctoral Fellowship

 

Undergraduate

Eddie Kuzko 

Eddie Kuzko
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Major: Statistics
Project: ARO Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program

Vicky Lee 

Vickey Lee
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Major: Statistics
Project: ARO Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program

Ryan Norlinger  

Ryan Norlinger
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Major: Statistics
Project: ARO Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program

Ruotong Wang 

Ruotong Wang
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Major: Statistics
Project: Macalester College Research Internship

 

High School

Isabel Larus 

Isabel Larus
High School Research Assistant
Project: ARO High School Research Apprenticeship Program

Rebecca Rechkin 

Rebecca Rechkin
High School Research Assistant
Project: ARO High School Research Apprenticeship Program

Cole Wyeth 

Cole Wyeth
High School Research Assistant
Project: ARO High School Research Apprenticeship Program

 

Alumni

Scott Chase 

Scott Chase
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Major: Statistics
Project: Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)
Employment: Forecast Analyst, Rockler Companies, Inc.

Abhirup Mallik 

Abhirup Mallik
Graduate Research Assistant
Department: Statistics (Webpage)
Project: Army Research Office YIP
Employment: Statistician, Bosch US

Yang Yang 

Yang Yang
Graduate Research Assistant
Department: Statistics (Webpage)
Project: Army Research Office YIP
Employment: Data Scientist, Apple Inc.

 

Joining

Please contact Zack W Almquist directly if you are interested in joining the lab or getting invloved with his research.

 

Funding

Current

  • 2014-2017     Zack W. Almquist (PI). “Scalable Temporal Network Models with Population Dynamics: Estimation, Simulation, and Prediction.” Award #W911NF-14-1-0577, Young Investigator Program, Army Research Office. $146,079.

  • 2017     Zack W. Almquist (PI). “Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program/High School Research Apprenticeship Program.” Addendum to Award #W911NF-14-1-0577, Army Research Office. $18,000.

  • 2016-2017     Zack W. Almquist (PI). “Demographic Opportunity Structures in Activity-Based Online Social Networks.” Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship, Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota. $40,708.

Past

  • 2014-2015     Jack DeWaard (Co-PI) and Zack W. Almquist (Co-PI). “Internal Migration and Recovery from the Great Recession in Urban Minnesota Counties and Neighborhoods.” CURA Faculty Interactive Research Program, University of Minnesota. $45,000.

  • 07/2014         Zack W. Almquist (PI) and Glen Meeden (Co-PI). “A Bayesian Approach to Finite Population Sampling for the Social Sciences: Applications to Sample Weighting and Small Area Estimation.” Population Center Proposal Development Grant, University of Minnesota. $8,000.

  • 2013-2014     Carter T. Butts (PI) and Zack W. Almquist (Co-PI). “Doctoral Dissertation Research: Dynamic Network Models for the Scalable Analysis of Networks with Missing or Sampled Joint Edge/Vertex Evolution.” Grant #SES-1260798, NSF SBE, Methodology, Measurement and Statistics. $15,140.