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THEMATIC PROGRAMME » UPCOMING

2011- 2012

Workshop on Social Networks

February 20 - 24, 2012


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  • Analysis of social networks that describe the complex relationships between the members of a group, ranging in scale from a few individuals to the global population, has emerged as a key research tool in understanding complex social phenomena. While the study of communities and connectedness has a long tradition in the social sciences, with the recent advent of electronic communication over the internet it has captured the imagination of the general public and has become an important field of inquiry for practitioners in many different disciplines including graph theory, optimization, economics, game theory, psychology, statistics and data mining.

    The workshop will provide an in-depth introduction to modeling and analysis of social networks. By bringing together social scientists, physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists working on different aspects of social networks, the meeting aims to foster cross-disciplinary interactions and long-term collaborations.


    The event is being jointly organized by the Institute of Mathematical Sciences (IMSc), Indian Institute of Technology-Madras (IIT-M) and the IISc Mathematics Initiative (IMI).



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