NETWORK ANALYSIS

NETWORK ANALYSIS

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Code
90530
ACADEMIC YEAR
2020/2021
CREDITS
6 credits during the 1st year of 10852 COMPUTER SCIENCE (LM-18) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
INF/01
LANGUAGE
English
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (COMPUTER SCIENCE )
semester
2° Semester
Teaching materials

AIMS AND CONTENT

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning algorithms and techniques for large scale graph analytics, including centrality measures, connected components, graph clustering, graph properties for random, small-world, and scale free graphs, graph metrics for robustness and resiliency, and graph algorithms for reference problems.

Teaching methods

Lectures, practicals, and individual study.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

Background on linear algebra and probability.

Complex networks introduction: examples from biology, sociology, economy, computer science.

Network topology (global and local level): connectivity, clustering, centrality measures, diameter, cliques, communities.

Graph models: random graphs, small-world, scale-free networks.

Graphs robustness and fault tolerance.

Web graph: Markov chains and random walk, ranking, search engines.

Dynamic evolution of graphs.

Epidemic models.

Case study: web, social media, epidemic models.

Complex data visualization using open source software tools.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

M. E. J. Newman, Networks: An Introduction, Oxford University Press, Oxford (2010)
D. Easley and J. Kleinberg: Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning About a Highly Connected World (http://www.cs.cornell.edu/home/kleinber/networks-book/)
A. Barabasi: Network Science (http://barabasilab.neu.edu/networksciencebook/)
A. L. Barabasi, Link. La nuova scienza delle reti, Einaudi 2004 , introductory text (optional)

Scientific papers will be suggested during the course.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Ricevimento: By appointement at the DIBRIS Department, room 231, 2nd floor, Via Dodecaneso 25, Genova. Online on Teams in case of distance learning. E-mail: marina.ribaudo@unige.it  

Exam Board

MARINA RIBAUDO (President)

GIOVANNA GUERRINI

GIORGIO DELZANNO (President Substitute)

LORENZO ROSASCO (Substitute)

LESSONS

Teaching methods

Lectures, practicals, and individual study.

EXAMS

Exam description

Oral examination with discussion of the practicals assigned during the course.

Assessment methods

Individual interview.

Exam schedule

Date Time Location Type Notes
09/06/2021 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
23/07/2021 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
09/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
17/09/2021 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento
11/02/2022 09:00 GENOVA Esame su appuntamento