The Social and Political Interacting Networks (SPINS)
group is an interdisciplinary working group devoted to the study of network science, social network analysis, and the study of international processes. The group includes faculty members, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from political science, communications, computer science, applied math and physics. The goal of SPIN is to explore the effect of shocks on networks, the causes and consequences of network spillover, and methods for analyzing social and political networks. The group operates with funding from the National Science Foundation and the Minerva Initiative of the Department of Defense.