Role of Political Identity in Friendship Networks

Surya Gundavarapu

Purdue University

Surya Gundavarapu graduated from Purdue University in 2017 with Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Information Analytics. During the coursework, he has had the unique opportunity to work on several case competitions and academic projects that put his vibrant skillset to test across industries and disciplines.Surya’s primary interest is in information systems and Artificial Intelligence, he had his first taste of analytics during a data dive competition he participated in as part of his co-curricular endeavors at Purdue University. Surya is a sink of information and a voracious reader. He enjoys writing software programs and scripts in his pastime.


How do political views evolve within social networks? Do individuals pick their friends based on their own political ideology? What is the role of political moderates within friendship networks? This paper presents a... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Surya Gundavarapu (Purdue University)
  2. Matthew Lanham (Purdue University)

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