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MSC 654 - Social Network Analytics

Course Description: 

This course focuses on the following: (1) analyzing social networks through statistical descriptors of networks (link analysis, centrality, and prestige), network clustering (modularity and community detection), dynamics of information and epidemics spreading (threshold and information cascade models), and network visualization algorithms (spring-like layouts, multidimensional scaling, Gephi). (2) applications of text and document analysis using natural language processing and part-of-speech tagging, sentiment analysis, and topic modeling. (3) assessing collective intelligence using recommender systems, collaborative filtering, and machine learning, in particular deep learning.

Credit: 

(3-0-3)

Prerequisite: 

[(MSC 511, MSC 512, MSC 513, MSC 514, MSC 515, and MSC 516)]

Corequisite: 

None