University of Konstanz
Algorithmics Group
Prof. Dr. Ulrik Brandes

Bobo Nick

Contact

address University of Konstanz
Department of Computer & Information Science
Box 67
78457 Konstanz
email mail
web bobo-nick.de
networkdatascience.com
Bobo Nick
 

Personal

10/2008 – 07/2013 Research assistant with Prof. Dr. Ulrik Brandes, Algorithmics Group, University of Konstanz
10/2010 – 07/2013 Researcher at argo transfer center for network research
and member of the visone development team
01/2011 – 02/2011 Visiting researcher to Clique Strategic Research Cluster, University College Dublin
10/2002 – 09/2008 Studies in mathematics and computer science, University of Konstanz

Interests


Teaching

WS 2012/13 Tutorial Network Modeling
SS 2012 Tutorial Network Analysis
WS 2011/12 Assignments Network Modeling
WS 2010/11 Project PKD-Networks
SS 2010 Assignments Network Analysis
WS 2009/10 Seminar Network Models
SS 2009 Seminar Algorithmic Game Theory

Publications

Note: Until recently it had been our group's policy to list authors in alphabetical order whenever context allows.

journal papers:
Ulrik Brandes, Bobo Nick, Brigitte Rockstroh and Astrid Steffen: Gestaltlines.
Computer Graphics Forum 32(3):171-180, 2013.
Jürgen Lerner, Natalie Indlekofer, Bobo Nick and Ulrik Brandes: Conditional Independence in Dynamic Networks.
Journal of Mathematical Psychology 57(6):275-283, 2013.
Ulrik Brandes and Bobo Nick: Asymmetric Relations in Longitudinal Social Networks.
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 17(12):2283-2290, 2011.

book chapters:
Ulrik Brandes, Sven Kosub und Bobo Nick: Was messen Zentralitätsindizes? (in German)
In M. Hennig und C. Stegbauer (Hrsg.): Die Integration von Theorie und Methode in der Netzwerkforschung,
pp. 33-52. Springer VS, 2012.

conference papers:
Bobo Nick, Conrad Lee, Pádraig Cunningham and Ulrik Brandes: Simmelian Backbones: Amplifying Hidden Homophily in Facebook Networks.
Proc. ASONAM 2013, pp. 825-532. © IEEE 2013. (also see Simmelian backbone extraction in visone)
Conrad Lee, Bobo Nick, Ulrik Brandes and Pádraig Cunningham: Link Prediction with Social Vector Clocks.
Proc. 19th ACM SIGKDD Intl. Conf. Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD '13), pp. 782-792, 2013.
Ulrik Brandes, Jürgen Lerner, Bobo Nick and Steffen Rendle: Network Effects on Interest Rates in Online Social Lending.
Proc. INFORMATIK 2011 - Informatik schafft Communities (4th Workshop Digitale soziale Netze),
GI Edition - Lecture Notes in Informatics (LNI), P-192, 2011.
Ulrik Brandes, Jürgen Lerner, Uwe Nagel and Bobo Nick: Structural Trends in Network Ensembles.
Proc. 1th Intl. Workshop on Complex Networks (CompleNet 2009),
Studies in Computational Intelligence 207, pp. 83-97. © Springer-Verlag, 2009.
Ulrik Brandes, Martin Hoefer and Bobo Nick: Network Creation Games with Disconnected Equilibria.
Proc. 4th Intl. Workshop on Internet and Network Economics (WINE '08),
LNCS 5385, pp. 394-401. © Springer-Verlag, 2008.

theses:
Bobo Nick: Toward a Better Understanding of Evolving Social Networks.
PhD thesis, University of Konstanz, 2013.
Bobo Nick: Nash-Gleichgewichte in Netzwerkverbindungsspielen (in German).
Diploma thesis, University of Konstanz, 2008.

Presentations

Presentation slides available on request.

Toward a Better Understanding of Evolving Social Networks: Ties, Triads, and Time
PhD thesis defense, University of Konstanz, 23 October 2013
Simmelian Backbones: Exploiting Triadic Cohesion Beyond the Dyadic Aggregate Level
Poster presentation, 5th Workshop on Information in Networks (WIN), New York City, 4 October 2013
Simmelian Backbones: Amplifying Hidden Homophily in Facebook Networks
(joint work with Conrad Lee, Pádraig Cunningham and Ulrik Brandes)
IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining (ASONAM), Niagara Falls, 28 August 2013
Triadic Cohesion in Social Networks
(joint work with Conrad Lee, Pádraig Cunningham and Ulrik Brandes)
33th Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, Hamburg, 24 May 2013
Network Effects on Interest Rates in Online Social Lending
(joint work with Ulrik Brandes, Jürgen Lerner and Steffen Rendle)
4th Workshop on Digital Social Networks, Berlin, 7 October 2011
Introduction to visone
Visual Analysis of Complex Networks Workshop, Dublin, 20 January 2011
Exploration, Analysis and Modeling of Network Evolution
Invited talk, University College Dublin, 18 January 2011
Wordlike Graphics
(joint work with Ulrik Brandes)
Doctoral seminar Algorithmics, University of Konstanz, 1 December 2010
Panel- vs. Event-Based Network Analysis
(joint work with Ulrik Brandes, Natalie Indlekofer, Jürgen Lerner and Martin Mader)
30th Sunbelt Social Networks Conference, Riva del Garda, 3 July 2010
Understanding Evolving Social Networks
PhD Proposal, University of Konstanz, 23 June 2010
When to use which Centrality Index?
(joint work with Ulrik Brandes and Sven Kosub)
6th UK Social Networks Conference, Manchester, 14 April 2010
Panel or Event Data?
(joint work with Ulrik Brandes, Natalie Indlekofer, Jürgen Lerner and Martin Mader)
6th Conference on Applications of Social Network Analysis (ASNA), Zurich, 27 August 2009
Structural Trends in Network Ensembles
(joint work with Ulrik Brandes, Jürgen Lerner and Uwe Nagel)
1th International Workshop on Complex Networks (CompleNet), Catania, 27 May 2009
Network Creation Games with Disconnected Equilibria
(joint work with Ulrik Brandes and Martin Hoefer)
4th International Workshop on Internet and Network Economics (WINE), Shanghai, 18 December 2008