Professor: Boleslaw Szymanski — boleslaw.szymanski@gmail.com
Lectures: Mon & Thu 12:20 - 14:00, ON-LINE
Office Houres: Tue 11 AM - noon, Fri 10 AM - 10 AM, ON-LINE
Textbook: Albert Laszlo Barabasi Network Science, Cambridge University Press, 2016
Description: This course offers the introduction to network science and review of current research in this field. Classes will interchangeably present chapters from the textbook and the related current research. The emphasis will be on mathematical background of network science: graphs and networks; random networks and various types of scale-free networks; network properties such as assortatitivity, mobility, robustness, social networks and communities; and dynamics of processes on networks.
This is a web page for the class which contains the basic information about the course, lecture notes, assignments and thier solutions, and comments. This page will also contain the corrections and general news about the course.
Course Content includes: (i) Mathematical background of network science: graphs and networks, (ii) Random networks and their properties, (iii) The scale-free property, small world networks and Barabasi-Alert model, (iv) Evolving networks, (v) Degree Correlation (vi) Network robustness, and (vii) Social networks and communities.
Overview and Introduction to Network Science (textbook chapter 1)
Overview Introduction to Network Science (narrative)(textbook chapter 1)
Overview Introduction to Network Science (pdf)(textbook chapter 1)
Research seminar: Detection of the source of spread in complex networks
Research seminar: Detection of the source of spread in complex networks (narrative)
Research seminar: Detection of the source of spread in complex networks (pdf)
Introduction to Network Science Part II (textbook chapter 1)
Introduction to Network Science Part II (narrative)(textbook chapter 1)
Introduction to Network Science Part II (pdf)(textbook chapter 1)
Topic Choices for Grad Projects, selection due before class 6, 9/17/20
Graph Theory (textbook chapter 2)
Communities in US Senate, Research narrative
Communities in US Senate, Research
Communities in US Senate, Research (pdf)
Polarization in US Congress, Research narrative
Small World and Scale Free Networks (textbook chapter 3-4)
Small World and Scale Free Networks (pdf)(textbook chapter 3-4)