The Fifth Elephant 2019

Gathering of 1000+ practitioners from the data ecosystem

Demystifying Social Network Analysis (SNA)

Submitted by sandeep khurana on Jul 1, 2019

Session type: Full talk of 40 mins Session type: Full talk of 40 mins Status: Confirmed & Scheduled


The session is aimed at demystifying the world of network analytics by sharing motivating examples from some popular research papers. I will also provide brief theoretical basis of network analysis, introduce to network metrics, tools and resources. In the last section of the session, I will share some recent applications of SNA from public discourse.


  1. Subject introduction and motivation
  2. Key concepts and terminology
  3. Network Measures
  4. Tools, software used
  5. Analytical techniques
  6. Applications
    • Indian elections 2014
    • #MeToo Movement
    • Indian elections 2019
    • Bollywood network



Speaker bio

I am a researcher and data scientist. My research interests are healthcare, e-commerce and social media. There are exciting possibilities, interesting insights waiting to be uncovered by network analysis. The talk is wide in its coverage and applications to ensure everyone, from geeks to politicians or doctors or journalists are kept onboard and learn something new as much as add to others.


  • sandeep khurana Proposer a year ago

    Slides will be finalized closer to session but are 90% complete.

  • Zainab Bawa (@zainabbawa) a year ago (edited a year ago)

    Thanks for uploading the slides, Sandeep. The intial part of the talk is very dense, because you are walking everyone through the theory of networks and why networks are important? You have left the examples for the end. Can you interweave the theory with examples, so that the audience’s attention and interest persist throughout. Else, we will lose attention spans.

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