My PhD thesis is titled Situating Visual Network Analysis, and I will defend it June the 1st at 12:00 CET in Copenhagen. It will be accessible to an online audience. I will provide additional details when I have them.
Of course, the model is very likely to be misspecified (the SBM surely is), in which case it cannot really extract the true generative process, which leads to degenerate landscapes, etc. But the *end goal* is indeed to come as close as possible to extracting it. 7/8
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