Thursday, February 9, 2012

Lecture 9

Yesterday in class we talked about "cascades/epidemics".  You all have already made some interesting blog posts on the topic, so it wasn't really something new...  But, hopefully you got a feel for the area from the lecture.  We looked at a few "toy" models that I hope gave you a flavor for what cascades are and how network structure (specifically clustering) affects their growth.  We really only touched the tip of the iceberg however, and so there are lots of related questions that would make great project ideas on this topic.  I hope to see a bunch of ideas here when you turn in your project proposals.


  1. The link for Yariv's paper is misdirected. It points to a pdf on this subdomain rather than to the hss subdomain. The webmaster needs to add a 'http://'