Sofia Teixeira invited speaker @ NetSci2022

Date: 10/08/2022

Sofia Teixeira, LASIGE’s integrated member, was an invited speaker at the online satellite “Signed networks and their applications” at NetSci 2022 Conference, in July 2022.

The presentation of our researcher was versed in “Using Signed Networks to Analyze Cognition and Social Behavior”.

The aim of this satellite is to discuss recent advances in modeling signed relations in numerous contexts and complex systems as well as conceptualizing new methodologies toward open questions in the field. Signed networks are used in modeling the evolution of social networks of varying scales. In the scale of human relationships, they allow understanding of the phenomena of polarisation and fragmentation of societies and explain observed patterns in real-world networks confirming or disproving proposed theories from social sciences.