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 including research 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, especially social network analysis and demography.
“Logistic Network Regression for Scalable Analysis of Networks with Joint Edge/Vertex Dynamics” with Carter T Butts. Forthcoming. Sociological Methodology.
"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. Forthcoming. Political Analysis.
“Random Errors in Egocentric Networks”. 2012. Social Networks 34:493-505.
“Point Process Models for Household Distributions within Small Areal Units,” with Carter T. Butts. 2012. Demographic Research 26:593–632.
“US Census Spatial and Demographic Data in R: The UScensus2000 Suite of Packages”. 2010. Journal of Statistical Software 37:1-31.