The paper of Szabolcs Számadó as a co-author with Dustin J. Penn "Does the handicap principle explain the evolution of dimorphic ornaments?" has been published by Animal Behaviour (Impact Factor: 2.869)
We prepared a video for our ERC funded project (acronym: EVILTONGUE, grant agreement No 648693).
The video (and the music below) has been prepared by Bence Ságvári.
Workshop on Gossip, Reputation, and Honesty
17-18 May, 2018
The paper of Szabolcs Számadó has been published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The paper of Szabolcs Számadó as a co-author with István Zachar, András Szilágyi and Eörs Szathmáry, "Farming the mitochondrial ancestor as a model of endosymbiotic establishment by natural selection" has been published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (Impact Factor: 9.7)
The paper of Boróka Pápay as a co-author, "Content analysis of corruption coverage: Cross-national differences and commonalities" has been published by the European Journal of Communication (Impact Factor: 1.408)
The paper of Szabolcs Számadó, "When honesty and cheating pay off: the evolution of honest and dishonest equilibria in a conventional signalling game" has been published in BMC Evolutionary Biology (Impact Factor: 3.221)
Srebrenka Letina has joined our research group. Her task will be to develop a new, triad-based statistical methodology under the sub-project "Triad Based Methodology" of the ERC-CoG-648693 project.
From 24th to 27th October 2017, the Advanced RSiena and Relational Event Models workshop was held as a continuation of the previous week's basic course. The leaders of the workshop were Christoph Stadtfeld, Timon Elmer and Zsófia Boda, all from ETH Zürich's researchers and James Hollway from Geneva University. The first half of the course was aimed to upgrade users of Stochastic Actor Oriented Models (SAOMs) with cutting-edge knowledge in the RSiena environment. Topics included but not exclusively focus on multilevel modeling of network dynamics using multilevel Siena, and Bayesian estimation using sienaBayes. It was expected that users bring their own dataset or alternatively, they could freely use the RECENS school network panel during the course.
The second half of the course offered an introduction to the statistical analysis of relational events. Course participants were among the first ones after the EUSN conference in Mainz to get to know the Goldfish package in R for estimating Dynamic Network Actor Models (DyNAM). The Goldfish package in R allows the study of time-stamped network data using a variety of models. In particular, it implements different types of Dynamic Network Actor Models (DyNAMs), a class of models that is tailored to the study of actor-oriented network processess through time. Goldfish also implements different versions of the tie-oriented Relational Event Model by Carter Butts.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS for assistant research fellowships, EVILTONGUE 2017
Deadline: 30 September, 2017.
The book Understanding Interactions in Complex Systems is available in print from Cambridge Scholars Publishing, including a contribution by Simone Righi and Károly Takács
The book Understanding Interactions in Complex Systems: Toward a Science of Interaction is out on 1 August, 2017 from Cambridge Scholars Publishing, including a chapter by our members, Simone Righi and Károly Takács with the title Parallel versus Sequential Update and the Evolution of Cooperation with the Assistance of Emotional Strategies.
Righi, S. and Takács, K. 2017. Parallel versus Sequential Update and the Evolution of Cooperation with the Assistance of Emotional Strategies. In: Cordier, S., Ertur, C., Debarsy, N., Lucas, D., Nemo, F., Poisson, G., and Vrain, C. (eds.): Understanding Interactions in Complex Systems: Toward a Science of Interaction, Cambridge Scholars Publishing. http://www.cambridgescholars.com/understanding-interactions-in-complex-systems