Highlights common principles that permeate the functioning of diverse technological, economic and social networks. Utilizes three sets of tools for analyzing networks--random graph models, optimization, and game theory--to study informational and learning cascades; economic and financial networks; social influence networks; formation of social groups; communication networks and the Internet; consensus and gossiping; spread and control of epidemics; control and use of energy networks; and biological networks.
Lecture occurs 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 32-155.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.
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