University of Konstanz
Prof. Dr. Ulrik Brandes

Network Modeling (Winter 2013/2014)

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Note: time and location of tutorials have been changed to
Wed 17:00 in E403

Social network analysis, i.e., the joint analysis of actors and relations among them, rapidly gains importance in many scientific and commercial applications. Examples range from studies of organizational and communication networks over to the analysis of Web-based user interaction. Statistical approaches in social network analysis are applied to model, estimate, and predict social interaction and behavior based on empirical data.
In this course you will learn mathematical and methodological foundations for modeling social networks. In the first part we treat models for time-independent networks and in the second part we model the evolution of networks over time.
This course is part of a set of three related lectures offered by the Algorithmics group: Network Analysis, Network Dynamics, and Network Modeling. Note that these courses can be taken independently of each other and in any order.

Prerequisites Good knowledge of basic mathematical concepts, as well as strong mathematical soft skills, i.e., the ability to understand and work with mathematical definitions, theorems, and proofs.


Lecture (Viviana Amati & Jürgen Lerner) Wed 13:30-15:00 in E 403
Tutorial (David Schoch) Wed 17:00-18:30 in E 403
Exams (oral) 12 February 2014 (by individual appointment) in E 203


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New assignments will be placed online in the evening after the lecture.

Solutions are due on Tuesday at 12:00.

Place solutions in the box in front of E203, or send an email with attached pdf to

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