Network Science

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45 hours


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Examples of real networks, basic mathematical concepts of graphs: adjacency matrix, bipartite graphs, degrees, paths, Laplacians, random walks. Centrality measures. Similarity, homophily. Related components, “small world” effects, distribution of degrees and power laws, clustering coefficients. Network formation models: random graphs, preferential attachment. Diffusion, percolation and resilience in networks. Dynamic systems in networks. Network games.



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