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Scholarly Interest Report
         
Michael Schweinberger
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Statistics
 
e-mail:Michael.Schweinberger@rice.edu
 
  • M.Sc. Sociology (2003) University of Groningen, Netherlands
  • Ph.D. Statistics (2007) University of Groningen, Netherlands
 
Primary Department
   Department of Statistics
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*Number of citations reached 1020 according to Google Scholar
 
 
Invited Plenary Talk at the Annual Meeting of the German Statistical Society in Hamburg Germany
 
 
Websites
 Dr. Schweinberger's Web Page
 
Research Areas
 My research is concerned with the statistical analysis of complex, dependent, and high-dimensional data, first and foremost network data. Network data arise in, e.g., economics (e.g., contagion in financial markets), the health sciences (e.g., contagion of disease), biology (e.g., protein-protein interaction), political science (e.g., insurgencies), sociology (e.g., crime), machine learning (e.g., social networks, World Wide Web), and disaster and terrorism research. Owing to the dependent and high-dimensional nature of network data, the statistical analysis of network data gives rise to many conceptual, computational, and statistical challenges. My research has focused on tackling these conceptual, computational, and statistical challenges.
 
Selected Publications
 Refereed articles
 

Michael Schweinberger and Pamela Luna "HERGM: Hierarchical exponential-family random graph models.." Submitted

 
 

Schweinberger, Michael "Consistent structure estimation of exponential-family random graph models with additional structure.." Submitted

 
 

Schweinberger, Michael and Jonathan Stewart "Consistent M-estimation of curved exponential-family random graph models with local dependence and growing neighborhoods.." Submitted

 
 

Schweinberger, Michael, Babkin, Sergii, and Katherine B. Ensor "High-dimensional multivariate time series with additional structure." Journal of Computational and Graphical StatisticsIn Press

 
 

Schweinberger, Michael, Rashmi P. Bomiriya, and Sergii Babkin "A semiparametric Bayesian approach to epidemics with likelihood-ignorable incomplete-data mechanisms." Submitted

 
 

Vu, Duy Q. and Michael Schweinberger "Model-based clustering of large random graphs with high-dimensional predictors.." Submitted

 
 

Schweinberger, Michael and Mark S. Handcock "Local dependence in random graph models: characterization, properties and statistical inference." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B (Statistical Methodology), 77 (2015) : 647-676.

 
 

Schweinberger, Michael and Pamela Luna "HERGM: Hierarchical exponential-family random graph models." Submitted

 
 

Schweinberger, Michael, Babkin, Sergii, and Katherine B. Ensor "High-dimensional multivariate time series with local dependence." Submitted

 
 

Schweinberger, Michael, Rashmi P. Bomiriya, and Sergii Babkin "A semiparametric Bayesian approach to epidemics with likelihood-ignorable incomplete-data mechanisms." Submitted

 
 

Vu, Duy Q. and Michael Schweinberger "Model-based clustering of large random graphs with high-dimensional predictors." Submitted

 
 

Hunter*, David R., Krivitsky*, Pavel N. and Michael Schweinberger* (*order of authors is alphabetical: all three authors made equal contributions) "Computational statistical methods for social network models." Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 21 (2012) : 856-882.


http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/10618600.2012.732921#.UvKc-4W-7ME
 
 

Lospinoso, Joshua, Schweinberger, Michael, Snijders, Tom A.B. and Ruth Ripley "Assessing and accounting for time hetergeneity in stochastic actor oriented models." Advances in Data Analysis and Classification, 5 (2011) : 147-176.


http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11634-010-0076-1
 
 

Schweinberger, Michael "Instability, sensitivity, and degeneracy of discrete exponential families." Journal of the American Statistical Association, Theory & Methods, 106 (2011) : 1361-1370.


http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1198/jasa.2011.tm10747#.UvKdyoW-7ME
 
 

Schweinberger, Michael "Statistical modeling of network panel data: goodness-of-fit." British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology, 65 (2012) : 263-281.


http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.2044-8317.2011.02022.x/abstract
 
 

Schweinberger, Michael and Mark S. Handcock "Local dependence in random graph models: Characterisation, Properties, and Statistical Inference." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series BSubmitted


http://www.stat.rice.edu/~ms88/publications/h.ergm.pdf
 
 

Schweinberger, Michael and Tom A.B. Snijders "Markov models for digraph panel data: Monte Carlo-based derivative estimation." Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 51 (2007) : 4465-4483.


http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167947306002283
 
 

Schweinberger, Michael and Tom A.B. Snijders "Random effects models for digraph panel data."  (2013) In Revision

 
 

Schweinberger, Michael and Tom A.B. Snijders "Settings in social networks: A measurement model." Sociology Methodology, 33 (2003) : 307-341.

 
 

Schweinberger, Michael, Petrescu-Prahova, Miruna and Duy Q. Vu "Disaster response on September 11, 2001 through the lens of statistical network analysis." Social Networks (2014) In Press


http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378873313001032
 
 

Snijders, Tom A.B., Koskinen, Johan and Michael Schweinberger "Maximum likelihood estimation for social network dynamics." Annals of Applied Statistics, 4 (2010) : 567-588.


http://projecteuclid.org/DPubS?service=UI&version=1.0&verb=Display&handle=euclid.aoas/1280842131
 
 

Snijders, Tom A.B., Steglich, Christian E.G. and Michael Schweinberger "Modeling the co-evolution of networks and behavior. ." In: Van Montfort, K., Oud, H. and A. Satorra (editors). Longitudinal models in the behavioral and related sciences. (2007)

 
 

Vu, Duy Q., Hunter, David R. and Michael Schweinberger "Model-Based Clustering of Large Networks." The Annals of Applied Statistics, 7, No. 2 (2013) : 1010-1039.


http://www.stat.rice.edu/~ms88/publications/model.based.clustering.pdf
 
 Articles
 

Schweinberger, Michael and Mark S. Handcock "Local dependence in random graph models: characterization, properties and statistical inference." Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series BIn Press

 
 

Schweinberger, Michael, Petrescu-Prahova, Miruna and Duy Q. Vu "Disaster response on September 11, 2001 through the lens of statistical network analysis." Social Networks, 37 (2014) : 42-55.

 
Presentations
 Invited Talks
 

"Consistent estimation of curved exponential-family random graph models with local dependence and growing neighborhoods." ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium, Atlanta, GA.

 
 

"Consistent estimation of curved exponential-family random graph models with local dependence and growing neighborhoods." Institute of Statistics, University of Munich, Germany.

 
 

"High-dimensional multivariate time series with additional structure." International Conference on Computational and Methodological Statistics (CMStatistics 2016),

 
 

"The Ising model of network science: exponential-family random graph models with local dependence." Department of Mathematics, University of Houston, Houston, TX.

 
 

"Exponential-family random graph models with local dependence." Joint 24th ICSA Applied Statistics Symposium and 13th Graybill Conference, Colorado State University.

 
 

"Exponential-family random graph models with local dependence." Department of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics, University of Notre Dame.

 
 

"High-Dimensional exponential-family models of networks with applications: challenges and opportunities." Computational and Integrative Biomedical Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine.

 
 

"High-Dimensional exponential-family random graph models." Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina.

 
 

"Invited plenary talk "Statistical Analysis of Network Data"." Annual Meeting of the German Statistical Society, Hamburg, Germany. With Exponential-family random graph models with local dependence

 
 

"Network Data: Information and Sciences." UC Davis Statistical Sciences Symposium, University of California, Davis.

 
 

"14th Graybill Conference." Fort Collins, Colorado.

 
 

"A Central Limity Theorem for Exponential-Family Random Graph Models with Local Dependence." International Sunbel Social Network Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL.

 
 

"A non-parametric approach to random graph models with local dependence.." Second Conference of the International Society of NonParametric Statistics, Cadiz, Spain. (2014)

 
 

"A semiparametric Bayesian approach to networks-based stochastic epidemics with likelihood-ignorable incomplete-data mechanisms." Department of Biostatistics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

 
 

"Annual Meeting of the German Statistical Society." Hamburg, Germany.

 
 

"Computational and Integrative Biomedical Research Center." Baylor College of Medicine.

 
 

"High-dimensional exponential-family random graph models." Department of Statistics, University of South Carolina,

 
 

"Local Dependence in Random Graph Models: Characterization, Properties, and Statistical Inference." Joint Statistical Meetings, Boston, MA.

 
 

"Local dependence in random graphs: Characterization, Properties, and Statistical Inference." Southern Regional Council on Statistics Summer Research Conference, Galveston, TX.

 
 

"Model-based clustering of large networks." Conference of Texas Statisticians, Dallas, TX.

 
 

"Model-based clustering of large networks using variational GEM and MM algorithms." INFORMS Optimization Society Conference, Houston, TX.

 
 

"A semiparametric Bayesian approach to networks-based stochastic epidemics with likelihood-ignorable incomplete-data mechanisms." Department of Biostatistics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX. (2014)

 
 

"Digraph dynamics with heterogeneous vertices." Center for Studies for Demography and Ecology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. (2004)

 
 

"Discrete exponential-family models of networks: Scaling up." Department of Statistics, London School of Economics and Political Science, (2013)

 
 

"Discrete exponential-family models of networks: local versus global dependence.." Department of Statistics and Centre for Complexity, University of Warwick, UK. (2012)

 
 

"Instability, sensitivity, and degeneracy of discrete exponential families." Methodology Center, Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA. (2011)

 
 

"Latent structure models of networks with applications in the social sciences and health sciences.." Department of Biostatistics and Center for Statistical Sciences, Brown University, RI, USA. (2012)

 
 

"Latent structure models of social networks with applications in education, social psychology, sociology, and the health sciences.." Measurement, Evaluation, and Statistics Program, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, USA. (2012)

 
 

"Local dependence in random graph models: Characterization, properties, and statistical inference." Conference of Texas Statisticians, University of Texas, Dallas, TX. (2014)

 
 

"Model-based clustering of large networks using variational GEM and MM algorithms." INFORMS Optimization Society Conference , Houston, TX. (2014)

 
 

"Network and behavior evolution: goodness-of-fil." Workshop on Simulation-based Statistical Inference for the Evolution of Social Networks, University of Groningen, NL. (2005)

 
 

"Network and behavior evolution: goodness-of-fit." Satellite Symposium: Dynamics of Networks and Behavior, International Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, Portoroz, Slovenia. (2004)

 
 

"Network dynamics with heterogeneous actors." Working group of Duncan Watts, Department of Sociology, Columbia University, NY. (2004)

 
 

"Random effects models for network panel data." Research Group of Quantitative Psychology and Individual Differences, K.U. Leuven, Belgium. (2007)

 
 

"Second-generation exponential family models of networks: Scaling up." Department of Statistics, Rice University. (2013)

 
 

"Second-generation exponential-family models of networks: Scaling up." School of Statistics and Department of Sociology, University of Minnesota. (2013)

 
 

"Second-generation exponential-family models of networks: Scaling up." Department of Statistics, Ohio State University. (2013)

 
 

"Second-generation exponential-family models of networks: Scaling up." School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences, Arizona State University. (2013)

 
 

"Second-generation exponential-family models of networks: Scaling up." Department of Statistics, West Virginia University. (2013)

 
 

"Second-generation exponential-family models of networks: Scaling up." Department of Statistics, Texas A&M University. (2013)

 
 

"Settings in social networks." Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. (2003)

 
 

"Statistical Models and Methods for Social Networks." University of Manchester, UK. (2013)

 
 

"Statistical inference for exponential random graph models with special emphasis on R package statnet." Summer Institute in Statistics and Modeling in Infectious Diseases, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. (2009)

 
 

"Toward a solution of the near-degeneracy problem of exponential-family random graph models." Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA. (2009)

 
 

"Workshop on Simulation-based Statistical Inference for the Evolution of Social Networks
(1) Network and behavior evolution: Introduction to likelihood-based estimation methods.
(2) Network and behavior evolution: goodness-of-fil.." (3) Random effects modeling for dynamics of networks and behavior., University of Groningen, NL. (2006)

 
 

"Workshop: Exponential Random Network Models." American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, CA. (2013) With organized by Sourav Chatterjee, Persi Diaconis, Susan Holmes, and Martina Morris

 
 

"Workshop: Social Network Analysis and its Applications
(1) Simulation-based statistical inference for evolution of social networks.
(2) Statistical modeling of network dynamics given panel data: goodness-of-fit.." (3) Settings in social networks: A measurement model., Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India. (2003)

 
 Lectures
 

"A Central Limit Theorem for Exponential-Family Random Graph Models with Local Dependence." International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL. (2014)

 
 

"Digraph dynamics with heterogeneous vertices." World Bernoulli Congress and Annual Meeting of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics, Barcelona, Spain. (2004)

 
 

"Discrete-time versus continuous-time Markov models." International Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL, USA. (2008)

 
 

"Hierarchical exponential-family random graph models: local versus global dependence." International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Los Angeles, CA, USA. (2012)

 
 

"Hierarchical extensions of exponentially-parameterized random graph models." Workshop: Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Network Data in Practice, University College Dublin,Ireland. (2009)

 
 

"International Sunbelt Social Networks Conference
(1) Instability and near-degeneracy of exponential-family random graph models.
(2) Disaster networks.." Riva del Garda, Italy. (2010)

 
 

"Learning stochastic processes governing the spread of infectious disease through contact networks given incomplete data." NIPS Workshop: Algorithmic and Statistical Approaches for Large Social Network Data Sets, Lake Tahoe, NV, USA. (2012)

 
 

"Network dynamics with heterogeneous actors." International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Portoroz, Slovenia. (2004)

 
 

"Network dynamics with heterogeneous actors: developments." International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Los Angeles, CA. (2005)

 
 

"Random effects models for digraph panel data." International Multilevel Conference, Amsterdam, NL. (2005)

 
 

"Settings in social networks." Lilnet Conference, Lille France. (2002)

 
 

"Settings in social networks." International Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, Cancun, Mexico. (2003)

 
 

"Toward a solution of the near-degeneracy problem of exponential-family random graph models." International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, San Diego, CA, USA. (2009)

 
 

"Viable and non-viable models of cross-sectional and longitudinal network data." International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, St. Pete Beach, FL, USA. (2011)

 
 Other
 

"Contributed Presentation: Consistent estimation of multilevel exponential-family random graph models." Internation Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Newport Beach, CA.

 
 

"Consistent estimation of the dependence structure of exponential-family random graph models given a single observation of a large random graph." International Sunbelt Social Network Conference, Brighton, UK.

 
 

"Large-scale estimation of high-dimensional multivariate times series with local dependence." Joint Statistical Meetings, Seattle, WA.