Computer Laboratory

Course pages 2012–13

Social and Technological Network Analysis

Lecture Material

Lecture 1 (17/1/13, 10am): Networks and Random Graphs

Lecture 2 (18/1/13, 10am): Small World and Weak Ties

Lecture 3 (24/1/13, 10am): Network Centrality and Applications

Lecture 4 (25/1/13, 10am): Community Detection and Overlapping Communities

Lecture 5 (31/1/13, 10am): Structure of the Web, Search and Power Laws

Lecture 6 (1/2/13, 10am): Network Robustness and Applications

Lecture 7 (7/2/13, 10am): Cascades and Behaviour Influence

Lecture 8 and 9 (8/2/13, 10am-12): Practical Network Analysis Tutorial by Anastatios Noulas

Lecture 10 (21/2/13 10am): Epidemic Spreading and Examples

Lecture 11 (22/2/13 11am): Epidemics and Information Cascades Applications

Lecture 12 (28/2/13 10am): Temporal Networks Analysis

Lecture 13 (1/3/13 11am): Spatial Networks Analysis

Lecture 14 (7/3/13 10am): Industrial Speaker: Joe Parry (Cambridge Intelligence)

Lecture 15 and 16 (8/3/13 9.30am-1pm FW26): Student Presentations

Readling List

D. Easley, J. Kleinberg. Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning About a Highly Connected World. Cambridge University Press, 2010.

M. Newmann. Networks. Oxford University Press. April 2010.

Additional Readings per Lecture

Lecture 1

R. Albert, A. Barabasi. Statistical Mechanics of Complex Networks. Reviews of Modern Physics (74). Jan. 2002.

S. Boccaletti, V. Latora, Y. Moreno, M. Chavez, D.-U. Hwang. Complex Networks: Structure and Dynamics, Physics Reports 424 (2006) 175

P. Sheridan Dodds, R. Muhamad, and D. J. Watts. An Experimental Study of Search in Global Social Networks. Science 8 August 2003: 301 (5634), 827-829.

Lecture 2

D.J. Watts, S. Strogatz, (1998). Collective dynamics of small-world networks. Nature 393 (6684): 40910.

J. P. Onnela, J. Saramaki, J. Hyvonen, G. Szabo, D. Lazer, K. Kaski, J. Kertesz, A.L. Barabasi. Structure and tie strengths in mobile communication networks. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 104, No. 18. (13 Oct 2006), pp. 7332-7336.

C. Marlow, L. Byron, T. Lento, and I. Rosenn. Maintained relationships on facebook. 2009. On-line at relationships-on-facebook.

B. A. Huberman, D. M. Romero, and F. Wu. Social networks that matter: Twitter under the microscope. First Monday, 14(1), January 2009.

Lecture 3

D. A. Shamma, L. Kennedy, and Elizabeth F. Churchill. 2009. Tweet the debates: understanding community annotation of uncollected sources. In Proceedings of the first SIGMM workshop on Social media (WSM '09). ACM, New York, NY, USA..

Lecture 4

M. Girvan and M. E. J. Newman. Community structure in social and biological networks. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 99(12):78217826, June 2002.

S. Fortunato. Community detection in graphs, Arxiv 2009.

M.E.J. Newman, M. Girvan. Finding and evaluating community structure in networks. Phys. Rev. E 69, 026113, 2004.

A. Clauset, M.E.J. Newman, C. Moore. Finding community structure in very large networks. Phys. Rev. E 70, 066111, 2004.

G. Palla, I. Derényi, I. Farkas, and T. Vicsek. Uncovering the overlapping community structure of complex networks in nature and society. Nature.  435, 814-818 (2005).

A. Lancichinetti, F. Radicchi,3 J. Ramasco, S. Fortunato. Finding statistically significant communities in networks. PLOS One 2011; 6(4). (not discussed in class).

P. Grabowicz, J. Ramasco, E. Moro, J. Pujol, V.. Eguiluz. Social features of online networks: the strength of weak ties in online social media. arXiv:1107.4009. July 2011.

Lecture 5

A. Broder, R. Kumar, F. Maghoul, P. Raghavan, S. Rajagopalan, R. Stata, A. Tomkins, and J. Wiener. Graph structure in the Web. In Proc. 9th International World Wide Web Conference, pages 309-320,2000.

A. Clauset, C. R. Shalizi and M. E. J. Newman, 2009. Power-law distributions in empirical data. SIAM Review Vol. 51, No. 4. (2 Feb 2009), 661.

A. Barabasi and R. Albert, ”Emergence of scaling in random networks”, Science, 286:509-512, October 15, 1999.

M. Salganik, P. Dodds, and D. Watts. Experimental study of inequality and unpredictability in an artificial cultural market. Science, 311:854-856, 2006.

Lecture 6

R. Albert, H. Jeong, A.-L. Barabasi. Error and attack tolerance of complex networks. Nature 406, 378-482 (2000).

Cohen et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 4626 (2000)

D. S. Callaway, M. E. J. Newman, S. H. Strogatz, and D. J. Watts, Network robustness and fragility: Percolation on random graphs, Phys. Rev. Lett., 85 (2000), pp. 54685471.

C. Schneider, A. Moreira, J. S. Andrade, Jr., S. Havlin, and H. J. Herrmann. Mitigation of malicious attacks on networks. PNAS 2011 108 (10) 3838-3841.

Lecture 7

D. Centola. The Spread of Behavior in an Online Social Network Experiment. Science 329, 1194 (2010).

S. Gonzalez Bailon, J. Borge-Holthoefer, A. Rivero and Y. Moreno. The Dynamics of Protest Recruitment through an Online Network. Nature Scientific Reports, 1, 197 (2011).

Lecture 8

Pastor-Satorras, R. and Vespignani, A. Epidemic Spreading in Scale-Free Networks. Phys. Rev. Lett.(86), n.14. Pages = 3200--3203. 2001.

Pastor-Satorras, R. and Vespignani, A. Immunization of Complex Networks. Physical Review E 65. 2002.

Marcelo Kuperman and Guillermo Abramson. Small world effect in an epidemiological model. Physical Review Letters, 86(13):2909–2912, March 2001.

V. Colizza, A. Barrat, M. Barthélemy and A. Vespignani. Predictability and epidemic pathways in global outbreaks of infectious diseases: the SARS case study. BMC Medicine 2007, 5:34.

Lecture 9

Meeyoung Cha, Alan Mislove, Ben Adams, and Krishna P. Gummadi. 2008. Characterizing social cascades in flickr. In Proceedings of the first workshop on Online social networks (WOSN '08). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 13-18.

D. Liben-Nowell and J. Kleinberg. Tracing information flow on a global scale using Internet chain-letter data.PNAS March 25, 2008 vol. 105 no. 12 pp. 4633-4638.