Pau Vila Soler

PhD Candidate
University of Groningen


Pau is a first-year PhD student at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) where he is based at the Department of Sociology at the University of Groningen. His project deals with selection and influence mechanisms in peer networks and, more specifically, he will be using Machine Learning (e.g. GNNs), Statistical Analysis, and Simulation-based models to try to understand how (young) people influence and are influenced by the social network that they are embedded in as well as how these networks are formed to begin with.

His (co)promoters are René Veenstra and Gert Stulp.

Photo: Alexander Santos Lima