Network Analysis

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Networks, also referred to as graphs in mathematics, model multiple types of relations and processes in physical, social, biological, and information systems. This workshop will cover some basics of network components and graph theory, while specifically focusing on how to implement network analyses using R igraph object. The topics will include manipulation, measurement, and clustering of networks using igraph package and visualization with ggraph package. The workshop will end with a practice problem using real-world flight network data. Some familiarity with dplyr and ggplot will be useful and expected, but not required.

About our speaker:

Chun Su is a bioinformatics scientist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and also a R-ladies Philly co-organizer. Her research interest is to study the influence of the gene regulatory networks on the genetic susceptibility for childhood diseases using high-throughput genomics data.

About our sponsor:

O3 World is a leading digital product design and development agency. They combine strategy, innovation, and a deep understanding of the current and emerging digital ecosystem to deliver results for clients. Headquartered in Philadelphia, they emphasize a balanced approach to design, innovative technological solutions, and award-winning agency culture. To learn more, visit

Getting there:

Enter the building at 1339 Frankford Avenue and walk upstairs. O3 World is two blocks north of the Girard and Frankfurt MFL stop. For parking, there's a paid lot at 1230 North Front Street.