CSV 886: Special module in Algorithms
Social, Economic and Information Networks
|Announcements||The final exam will be held on Friday (Feb 27) from 3 to 5pm in 501 (Bharti)|
|| R Ravi*
Andris A. Zoltners Professor of Business
Rohet Tolani Distinguished Professor
Tepper School of Business
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
* This course is offered with support from the Rohet Tolani Professorship
||This is a 1-credit module exploring the networked nature of social, market and
interactions and building simple models for them that explain their
behavior. Topics include how opinions, trends and fads grow and spread,
politics, economics and technology of on-line networks. Methods
include centrality measures in social networks, auctions and matching
in economic networks, the structure of the www, models of
internet search and sponsored search auctions in information networks.
of network cascades and bargaining in networks will also be introduced.
||Students who have done a course
in Algorithms can regsiter. The class timings are listed blow. Please
register only if these class timings do not conflict with those of your
If you have not done a course in Algorithms, you will not be able to
register but you are welcome to sit through the class.
||We will loosely follow a
published textbook by Profs. David Easley and Jon Kleinberg, (both from
University) titled Networks, Crowds and Markets (Cambridge University
Press, 2010). I highly recommend purchasing a
copy of this comprehensive book; however, a complete pre-publication
draft is conveniently
available in the web at www.cs.cornell.edu/home/kleinber/networks-book/.
||Evaluation will be through a
written exam at the end of the course, homework assignments and daily quiz creation, improvement and finalization activities.