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Courses of Study 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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INFO 6260 - Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Foundations for Formal Analysis and Design

Fall. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Enrollment limited to: graduate students in a doctoral program.


Information science studies systems at the juncture of people and technologies—their behavior, analysis and design. This doctoral level mixed lecture-seminar course is an introduction to the formal analysis of social systems: we will introduce concepts from mathematics, computer science and economics that are fundamental to analyzing many settings—networks, crowds, markets—studied by information science, and see how formal reasoning using abstract mathematical models can help analyze and predict outcomes. Throughout, we will draw on real-world examples such as social networks, Internet markets, and crowdsourcing to illustrate how formal analysis can inform the understanding and design of social systems.

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