Ukraine, Lviv

Social Network Analysis

when 10 July 2016 - 23 July 2016
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 0.5 ECTS
fee EUR 300

The advent of big data and availability of information on online social networks has led to great interest in understanding and predicting the behavior of complex social systems. In this course, we will provide an overview of some topics of interest in the analysis of social networks.

We will briefly discuss methods for data acquisition and existing databases, as well as software and techniques for visualizing the connections between individuals. We will describe common methods for describing the topology of complex networks that underlies this data, measuring centrality of individuals, and detecting community structure. Finally, we will give a brief overview of link prediction and recommendation techniques, of interest in the context of many social networks.

Course topics
Social Networks, Big Data, Centrality, Community Structure, Link Prediction, Classification.

Course tools
Python, SciPy, Gephi

Prerequisits
Linear Algebra, any programming language (Python will be used), familiarity with command line scripting

Course leader

Dr. Greg Morrison
Statistical Physicist with an interest in complex systems applied to biological, social, and economic systems

Affiliation: IMT School for Advanced Studies, Italy

Dr. Greg Morrison is an Assistant Professor in the Laboratory for Co

Target group

This course is targeted to bachelors, masters, PhD students, lecturers and specialists in Computer Science Bioinformatics and Computational Biology, Statistics, Mathematics, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Material Science and Engineering, Neuroscience, Human-Computer Interaction, Psychology, Business and related discipines

Credits info

0.5 ECTS
This course is a part of Lviv Computer Science Summer School (whole school's credit cost is 3 ects)

Fee info

EUR 300: This course is a part of Lviv Computer Science Summer School (whole school's cost is 300 EUR)
EUR 350: This course is a part of Lviv Computer Science Summer School (whole school's cost is 350 EUR)