Selected Topics in Computer and Information Science: Analysis of Networks (ASI)


World Wide Web, blogging platforms, instant messaging and Facebook can be characterized by the interplay between rich information content, the millions of individuals and organizations who create and use it, and the technology that supports it. The course will cover recent research on the structure and analysis of such large social and information networks and on models and algorithms that abstract their basic properties. Class will explore how to practically analyze large scale network data and how to reason about it through models for network structure and evolution. Topics include methods for link analysis and network community detection, diffusion and information propagation on the web, virus outbreak detection in networks, and connections with work in the social sciences and economics.


This course is based on the course CS224W offered by Stanford University and serves as a continuation of the course Topical Research Themes I: Introduction to Network Analysis (INA). The course will precisely follow the CS224W schedule, material, coursework, grading policy etc. Lectures will be held in English, while practice will be in either English or Slovene.


The course is offered in the winter semester starting on September 23rd, 2019 and lasts for ten weeks. 


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