How do rumors spread? Will a new social app take off? How does Google analyze links to decide which web pages are important? This term we are teaching a course about networks, addressing these questions and many others. The course is offered in economics and computer science, and interested students from any discipline are encouraged to enroll. We will cover tools and concepts from game theory, graph theory, data mining, and machine learning.
We will generally work through formal models in somewhat more detail than this text, but will also keep the background required minimal. The course is led by Yaron Singer (Computer Science), assisted by a staff of wonderful teaching fellows.
- 1/30: ROOM CHANGE: Due to the increase in class size, we’re moving to Science Center C.