Networks: Friends, Money and Bytes
In this new course introduced in 2011, we study three inter-related dimensions of networking in our day-to-day activities: social networks, network economics, and the Internet. Through a diverse set of topics in these three areas, such as social influence, fairness evaluation, online auction, broadband pricing, mobile web, and video distribution, we learn the fundamentals of algorithms, optimization, game theory, and graph theory. We also appreciate the modeling, analysis, and design methodologies from the core concepts of information systems.
Sample reading list:
D. Easley and J. Kleinberg, Networks, Crowds, and Markets
Homework assignments, a midterm, and final examination.
Mid Term Exam - 25%
Final Exam - 50%
Problem set(s) - 25%
Not Open to Freshmen.
Prerequisites and Restrictions:
Knowledge of calculus and linear algebra..
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