Network Science

Level: 
Master's
Course Status: 
Elective
CEU code: 
ECON 5052
CEU credits: 
2
ECTS credits: 
4
Course Year: 
1st
Academic year: 
2011/2012
Academic year: 
2012/2013
Academic year: 
2013/2014
Academic year: 
2014/2015
Semester: 
Spring
Instructor(s): 
László Barabási

Introduces network science and the set of tools used to understand complex networks emerging in social and economic systems. Focuses on the empirical study of real networks, with examples from computer science (World Wide Web, Internet), social systems (e-mail, friendship networks), political systems (voting patterns, social networks). Shows the organizing principles that govern the emergence of networks and the set of tools necessary to characterize, model and visualize them.