Seminar on Migration and Network Science

Dec. 21,2018
Migration Institute of Finland will host an open seminar Migration and Network Science on Monday, January 14 at 13.00–15.00.

In the seminar there will be two presentations on the subject.

First Dr. Francis Flavin will talk about the methodology of the Network Science and its application to the Population Studies. Dr. Flavin’s talk will be followed by MA Saara Kekki’s (University of Helsinki) presentation on how the method can be utilized in practice regarding a case study.

  • Dr. Francis Flavin: Network Science and Historical Population Studies: New Methods for Old Questions, and New Questions from New Insights
  • MA Saara Kekki: Network Analysis and Community Structures at a Japanese American Incarceration Camp

Dr. Francis Flavin is an expert on network modeling who has a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a doctorate spanning history and anthropology. In his current job, he uses industry-standard relational databases and next-generation graph databases. He also performs interactive network modeling and visualization using platforms like Gephi and Cytoscape. He has the experience necessary to work with multidisciplinary teams to solve complex, real-world problems using network modeling.

MA Saara Kekki is a doctoral candidate in North American Studies at the University of Helsinki. She will defend her dissertation Life at Heart Mountain: A Dynamic Network Model of a Japanese-American Community During WWII in January 2019.

Time & place:

Monday January 14, 13.00–15.00
Migration Institute of Finland, Eerikinkatu 34, 20100 Turku

More information:

Tuomas Martikainen, tuomas.martikainen(a)
Rani-Henrik Andersson, rani-henrik.andersson(a)

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