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Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Foundations for formal analysis and design.

INFO 6260

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 predictoutcomes. 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.

Credits: 3

Instructor: Arpita Ghosh