Who, What, Where, etc.:

Instructor: Prof. Peter Dodds
Lecture room: 220 Votey
Meeting times: Tuesday and Thursday, 9:30 am to 10:45 am
Office: 203 Lord House, 16 Colchester Avenue
Office hours: 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, Tuesdays


Complex networks crucially underpin much of the real and synthetic world. Networks distribute and redistribute information, water, food, and energy. Networks can be constituted by physical pipes, embodied in relationships carried in people's minds, or manifested by economic interdependencies.

In the past decade, building on work in a wide range of disciplines, many (but certainly not all) advances have been made in understanding all manner of complex networks such as the World Wide Web, social and organizational networks, biochemical networks, and transportation networks. In this special topics course, we will explore the evolving field of complex networks by reading and discussing seminal and recent papers, and developing mathematical and algorithmic results where they exist. The level will be graduate/advanced undergraduate.