SSDA lab 

The SSDA Lab works on a range of problems related to social networks, organizations, technology, and space. We are housed at the University of Washington, and enjoy strong ties with our colleagues in Sociology, Statistics, CSDE, CSSS, iSchool and eScience. Students interested in joining the lab should contact me (zalmquist@uw.edu ) for more information.





Zack W. Almquist 

Zack W. Almquist
Assistant Professor
Department of Sociology
Affiliate, eScience
Affiliate, CSDE
Affiliate, Urabn@UW



Connor Gilroy  Connor Gilroy
Department: Sociology

Ihsan Kahveci  Ihsan Kahveci
Department: Sociology

Undergraduate Graduate

Wei Yang  Wei Yang
Major Sociology

Zach Hsiao  Zach Hsiao
Major Mathematics


Current Funding

  • 2020-2024     Curran, S.R. (PI), McCormick, T. (Co-PI), Wakefield, J. (Co-PI) , Almquist, Z. (Co- PI).“T32 Data Science for Demographic & Population Health Training at the University of Washington.” Grant #1T32HD101442-01, NIH NICHD. $1,824,000.

  • 2020-2021     Holland, J.H. (PI), Kline, M. (Co-PI), Smaldino, P. (Co-PI), Moya, C. (Co-PI), and Almquist, Z.W. (Co-PI). “RAPID: Coupled Contagion, Behavior-Change, and the Dynamics of Pro and Anti-Social Behavior During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Grant #BCS-2028160, NSF, Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences (BCS), Cultural Anthropology (CA). $197,622.

  • 2019-2022     Nicholas Sidiropoulos, N. (PI), Xiao Fu (Co-PI), and Zack W. Almquist(Co-PI). “Geometric Factorization Tools for Community Mining” Award #W911NF-19-1-0407, Army Research Office. $550,000.

Past Funding

  • 2014-2017     Zack W. Almquist (PI). “Scalable Temporal Network Models with Population Dynamics: Estimation, Simulation, and Prediction.” Award #W911NF-14-1-0577, Young Investigator Program, Army Research Office. $146,079.

  • 2017     Zack W. Almquist (PI). “Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program/High School Research Apprenticeship Program.” Addendum to Award #W911NF-14-1-0577, Army Research Office. $18,000.

  • 2016-2017     Zack W. Almquist (PI). “Demographic Opportunity Structures in Activity-Based Online Social Networks.” Grant-in-Aid of Research, Artistry, and Scholarship, Office of the Vice President for Research, University of Minnesota. $40,708.

  • 2014-2015     Jack DeWaard (Co-PI) and Zack W. Almquist (Co-PI). “Internal Migration and Recovery from the Great Recession in Urban Minnesota Counties and Neighborhoods.” CURA Faculty Interactive Research Program, University of Minnesota. $45,000.

  • 07/2014         Zack W. Almquist (PI) and Glen Meeden (Co-PI). “A Bayesian Approach to Finite Population Sampling for the Social Sciences: Applications to Sample Weighting and Small Area Estimation.” Population Center Proposal Development Grant, University of Minnesota. $8,000.

  • 2013-2014     Carter T. Butts (PI) and Zack W. Almquist (Co-PI). “Doctoral Dissertation Research: Dynamic Network Models for the Scalable Analysis of Networks with Missing or Sampled Joint Edge/Vertex Evolution.” Grant #SES-1260798, NSF, Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE), Methodology, Measurement and Statistics. $15,140.