Week | Date | Lectures | Labs | Out | Due | Challenge | Comment |
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1 | Feb 19th | Networks motivation, graph theory \(\rightarrow\) network science, course overview | / | Homework #0 | |||

2 | Feb 26th | Graphology & networkology, network representations, formats & data | Network representations, basic network algorithms | Homework #0 | Four knights | ||

3 | Mar 5th | Erdos-Renyi & configuration models, random graphs vs real networks | Advanced network algorithms, graph models | Homework #1 | |||

4 | Mar 12th | Node position & measures of centrality, link analysis algorithms | Measures of centrality, PageRank algorithm | Grand graph | |||

5 | Mar 19th | Link importance & measures of bridging, small-world networks | Homework #1 review, course project details | Homework #1 | |||

6 | Mar 26th | Scale-free distributions & networks, preferential attachment models | Small-world & scale-free models, graphs vs networks | Homework #2 | \(\div\)-vector centrality | ||

7 | Apr 2nd | Assortative & disassortative mixing, fragments & frequent subgraphs | Node degree mixing, course project consultations | ||||

8 | Apr 9th | Community structure, community detection & graph partitioning | Community detection, homework #2 review | Homework #2 | Five networks | ||

9 | Apr 16th | Equivalence, blockmodeling & block models, core-periphery structure | Block models & \(k\)-cores, course project consultations | Homework #3 | |||

10 | Apr 23rd | Network inference & prediction, network-based mining | / | PageRank centrality | Uprising day |
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11 | Apr 30th | / | Homework #3 review, course project proposals | Homework #3 | Labour day |
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12 | May 7th | / | / | Project proposal | Holidays |
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13 | May 14th | Network collection & sampling, node layout & network visualization | Random-walk sampling & Facebook, pegs & bands | ||||

14 | May 21st | Structural network comparison,\(^§\) network backbones & skeletons\(^‡\) | / | Project milestone | Project consultations | ||

15 | May 28th | Applications in software,\(^‡\) fraud,\(^‡\) bibliometrics\(^‡\) & scientometrics\(^§\) | / | Project consultations | |||

16 | Jun 4th | Tentative invited talks & seminars, selected fun networks & topics | Coursework review, course project presentations | Project deadline |

\(^‡\)Conference talks & seminars \(^§\)Conference posters