Assistant Professor of Sociology & School of Statistics
Ph.D. 2013 University of California, Irvine
Room 960 Social Sciences
Statistics Website: users.stat.umn.edu/~almquist/
Social Network Analysis, Mathematical and Computational Sociology, Spatial Analysis, Demography, Public Health, Methodology, and Human Judgment and Decision Making
Prof. Almquist’s scholarship is centered in two primary areas: social network analysis, where his research focuses on the effects of geography and time on social processes (and large-scale social structure) and the measurement and sampling of social networks; and demography, where he looks to integrate spatial analysis and social network analysis with classic and formal demographic theory. Underlying both of these themes is a strong interest in developing statistical techniques for application to social science problems
"Predicting Regional Self-Identification from Spatial Network Models" with Carter T. Butts. 2014. Geographical Analysis. 1-23.
"Networks, Space, and Residents' Perception of Cohesion" with Adam Boessen, John R. Hipp, Emily J. Smith, Carter T. Butts, Nicholas N. Nagle. 2014. American Journal of Community Psychology. 53(3-4): 447-461.
"Logistic Network Regression for Scalable Analysis of Networks with Joint Edge/Vertex Dynamics" with Carter T. Butts. 2014. Sociological Methodology. 44(1): 273-321.
"Dynamic Network Logistic Regression: A Logistic Choice Analysis of Inter and Intra-group Blog Citation Dynamics in the 2004 US Presidential Election" with Carter T. Butts. 2013. Political Analysis 21(4): 430-448.
“Point Process Models for Household Distributions within Small Areal Units,” with Carter T. Butts. 2012. Demographic Research 26:593–632.
“Random Errors in Egocentric Networks”. 2012. Social Networks 34:493-505.