Social Network Analysis
Description: History of Social Network Analysis; Introduction to Graph Theory; Paths and Cycles; Small World Hypothesis; Centrality; Homophily and Reciprocity; Density; Cliques and Clustering; 2-Mode Networks; Geographical and Temporal Network Models; Social Network Data; Applications in Business; Applications in Marketing; Applications in Political Science; Applications in Criminal Justice and National Security; Social Network Analysis and Privacy.
The course CSIT 291 Special Topics: Social Network Analysis will be offered for the first time in Spring'14. If there is sufficient interest, it will be offered in the following semesters as well. The course does not have any prerequisites, but CSIT 221/205 or 207 are suggested.