Data Management and Mining Lab, Computer Science Dept., UBC

What is SNRG?

SNRG is a reading group that holds weekly meetings to discuss interesting papers and problems, generally related to social networks. Feel free to attend meetings and participate in discussions. All ideas about problems, papers, talks, etc. are welcome. Meetings usually start with stating an interesting problem without getting into possible solutions, and then following up possible approaches to previously stated problems. An informal talk by a volunteer follows, and attendants discuss about the paper(s) as the speaker proceeds. Finally, possible applications of and extensions to the approach are discussed.

When, where, and how?

Currently, in the second Winter term of 2013/2014, meetings are held on Tuesdays 2:00-3:30 pm in ICICS 304.
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SNRG talks

List of previous and upcoming talks:

Date Speaker Title or Paper Name
Jan 13 Glenn Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez et al., "Structure and Dynamics of Information Pathways in Online Media", WSDM 2013
Jan 21 Sharan Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez et al., "Influence maximization in continuous time diffusion networks", ICML 2012
Jan 28 Chiara Nan Du et al., "Scalable Influence Estimation in Continuous-Time Diffusion Networks", NIPS 2013
Feb 4 Pei Deepak Agarwal et al., "Spatio-temporal models for estimating click-through rate", WWW 2009
Feb 11 Min Hsiang-Fu Yu et al., "Scalable Coordinate Descent Approaches to Parallel Matrix Factorization forRecommender Systems", ICDM 2012
Feb 18 --- ---
Feb 25 Wei De-Nian Yang et al., "Maximizing acceptance probability for active friending in online social networks", KDD 2013
Mar 4 Shanshan Albert Angel et al., "Dense Subgraph Maintenance under Streaming Edge Weight Updates for Real-time Story Identification", VLDB 2012
Mar 11 Yidan Shuo Chen et al., "Playlist Prediction via Metric Embedding", KDD 2012
Mar 18 Glenn Chalee Asavathiratham et al., "The influence model", IEEE Control Systems 2001