COS 496: Special Topics In CS: Modeling the Past: Digital Tech, and Excavations in Polis Cyprus
These courses cover one or more advanced topics in computer science. The courses are offered only when there is an opportunity to present material not included in the established curriculum; the subjects vary from term to term. Complex networks arise through the analysis of complex systems in many areas of study. Well known areas include social network analysis (e.g. Facebook friends), text citation analysis (e.g. Wikipedia) and biological network analysis (e.g. protein-protein interactions). Complex networks can be distinguished from random networks and from regular networks, such as grids, which are often created by design for applications such as interconnecting computers. This course examines methods of analysis of complex networks and how this analysis can be applied to enhance our understanding of real-world systems.