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Python with Pythonists

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Network Science with Python

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Visualie Your Own Social Network

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Workshop Description

Note: Attendees are suggested to get their own laptop. In case you do not have a laptop then you can share with a friend.

In this workshop, we will focus on the python networkx library that is highly used for mining complex network datasets.
We will be covering these points in the session:
  1. Basics about Python
  2. Exploiting various libraries using python
  3. Store and Process real world networks using different formats
  4. Analyze properties of real world networks
  5. Analyze properties of the network at node level
  6. Identify Meso-Scale structures in real world networks such as, Facebook Network, Citation Network, etc.
  7. Epidemic Models to explain Information diffusion, opinion dynamics, and so on.


In this workshop, we will motivate students towards the use of python in network science and how we can make some quick inferences from real world complex datasets using networkx library. We will cover all the functions provided by the library and how these functions can be modified a little bit to get more information with less effort. We will also be explaining, what all properties can be studied using inbuilt functions, and when it is required to write your own code with the help of given library. We will also include a small component to explain the comparison of networkx library with other available libraries, so that users can pick the best one based on their requirements.

In the end, we will share some sample codes that will help to analyze networks structure, its properties, and dynamic phenomenon taking place on real world networks, like how information diffusion happens in real world networks and how it can be visualized with a small piece of code. Some more examples like: How we can detect community structure using partial information of the network, how we can analyze the correlation of network properties, and so on. As we have also observed undergraduate students, they are not aware of these quick libraries and how these libraries can help them in getting good understanding of science happening in complex networks. Through this workshop, We would like to motivate them and to explain them that the handling of real world networks is not so complex and even a small piece of code can help them getting better results. We will also share real world datasets so that attendees can use it to perform analysis. Based on the interest of attendees, we are also open to share the code of our research experiments and their results.

  1. Basic Programming Skills
  2. Introductory knowledge of Social Networks
  3. Imaginative minds
Technical Requirement:
  1. Install Python
  2. Install Networkx Library
  3. Install Matplotlib Library
  4. Install Pickle Library

Dr. A.P.J.Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Naya Khera, Jankipuram Extension, Lucknow, India

Note: Certificate will be provided to all the participants.

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Event Schedule

Note: Attendees are suggested to get their own laptop. In case you do not have a laptop then you can share with a friend.

09:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m
In this session, we will talk about latest trends and how python is emerging as a asignificant paradigm of easy yet powerful technologies.

11:30 a.m to 12:30 a.m
We will discuss about network and its dynamic properties. We will also study the prominent features of different social networks.

12:30 p.m to 01:30 p.m
After lunch, we will install various necessary software which will be used during our hand-on session.

01:30 p.m to 03:30 p.m
We will discuss about network and its dunamic properties. We will also study the prominent features of different social networks.

03:30 p.m to 05:30 p.m
We will try running python scripts and implement various modules.

09:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m
In this we will learn how to implement various network terminologies using networkx function like nodes, edges, edge-weight etc.

01:00 p.m to 02:30 p.m
There are several network models like preferential attachement, power law, random network etc. We will learn how to actually make these models and visualize it graphically.

02:45 p.m to 03:30 p.m
In this we will visualize various social networks like Facebook, Twitter, co-authorship network etc and analyze the community formation.

03:30 p.m to 04:30 p.m
In this, students will be given a set of problems based on Python and NetworkX. They have to solve it in given time.


Akrati Saxena

Pushpendra Tiwari

Ahmed Falah



Abhishek Gaur(gaur.abhishekk@gmail.com)

Deepali Gupta(deepaligupta590@yahoo.com)

Diksha Gupta(gdiksha107@gmail.com)

Kirti Verma(kritiv1998@gmail.com)

Kshitij Jaiswal(kshitij.eng@gmail.com)

Nancy Sharma (nancywebs1507@gmail.com)

Priya Kumari(kpriyachaudhary@gmail.com)



Ratnesh Kumar Gupta(procaptainratnesh@gmail.com)

Sankalp Singh(sankalp024@gmail.com)

Vikas Rai(vikasrai95lg@gmail.com)

Meet The Speakers

Akrati Saxena
IIT Ropar, India

Department of Computer Science & Engineering

Pushpendra Tiwari
SDE, Cronycle Ltd.