Introduction

The course gives an interdisciplinary overview on the achievements, methods, and caveats in the field of network analysis. Depending on the final audience, we will either give a general introduction (without a lot of formula), or provide deeper insights into the mathematics and the algorithms in this field. We will also report on current research and open questions in this field. The course is held by Dr. K. Zweig and Sudarshan Iyengar.

The course was held from the 26th of July until the 30th of July, 2010.

Please enroll by sending an email to the docent katharina DOT zweig AT iwr.uni-heidelberg.de if you need credits for the course or just show up for those parts that are of interest for you.

Literature that will be covered:

  1. Lectures on Complex Networks by Sergey N. Dorogovtsev, Oxford University Press, 2010
  2. Statistical Analysis of Network Data  by Eric D. Kolaczyk, Springer Verlag, 2009
  3. Net.works - An Introduction, Mark E.J. Newman, Oxford University Press, 2010
  4. Networks, Crowds, and Markets by David Easley and Jon Kleinberg, Cambridge University press, not yet available (but here is the online version of it!)

The schedule can be found here.