The Social Network Analysis Group at Stanford University is a team of faculty, postdocs, and students who study social networks. Our work ranges from basic research on social network phenomena to advanced methods for network analysis. Researchers focus on networks in schools, universities, firms, entire organizational fields, historical cases, economic transactions, segregation, on-line communities, animal groups, epidemiology, etc.
A distinguishing feature of the Stanford SNA Group is the effective combination of in-depth empirical studies with sophisticated network analytic techniques. Our research has resulted in state-of-the-art techniques for visualizing and modeling social networks, as well as a concern for theory and interpretation of the form, variation, and evolution of a broad range of social networks.
The Stanford SNA Group includes members of many departments and is affiliated with the School of Education and the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences.