Title: Undirected network models with degree heterogeneity and homophily
Authors: Ting Yan - Central China Normal University (China) [presenting]
Abstract: The degree heterogeneity and homophily are two typical features in network data. We formulate a general model for undirected networks with these two features and present the moment estimation for inferring the degree parameter and homophily parameter. We establish a unified theoretical framework for the moment estimator. In particular, we establish conditions under which the consistency and asymptotic normality of the estimator hold. We apply it to some special cases. Numerical studies demonstrate our theoretical findings.