Friday, 18 March 2016

Thursday, 3 March 2016

Statistics Seminar by Mark Newman (Friday of Week 8)

Mark Newman will be speaking in the Department of Statistics's Distinguished Seminar Series on Friday of week 8. He will be speaking about statistical inference.

Date and Time: Week 8, Friday 11th March, 3.30 p.m.

Location: LG.01, Department of Statistics, 24-29 St Giles.

Solution Sheet 6 Posted

I have posted solution sheet 6.

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Updated Version of Solution Set 3 Posted

I posted an updated version of solution set 3. The only change is that I gave an incorrect description of the degree distribution of the Watts–Strogatz model. You should take a look at the revised description. (The overall point is the same, but the WS model is z-regular only for rewiring probability p = 0. In the ER limit, the degree distribution is binomial.)

Slides from Monday of Week 6

I have tried to upload these slides to the course website on multiple occasions, and on the second case I double-checked it and it definitively worked right after the upload. Now it doesn't (and I am trying to upload it for a third time to see if I can get it to work), and I really don't know what it is going on.

In case the situation persists with the course-materials page, you can find it at this website.

"Milgram Reloaded": A Version of Milgram's Experiment on Multilayer Networks

Some researchers are conducting a version of Stanley Milgram's 'small world' experiment on multilayer networks. Go to this page if you are interested in participating.

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Sample Referee Report

I have posted a sample referee report. (It's on a very good paper, so you should also read that paper carefully!)

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Scanned Lecture Notes on Community Structure, Dynamical Systems on Networks

I have uploaded scanned versions of last year's lecture notes on community structure (unit 6) and dynamical systems on networks (unit 7).

Slides from this Week's Lectures Posted

I have posted slides from this week's lectures (as well as another set of slides with more discussion of community structure) onto the course-materials page.

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Week 4 Scanned Lecture Notes Available

I have posted a scan of the lecture notes from week 4.

I will briefly discuss k-cores next Monday, but please read the bits that I am not covering in lecture.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Physics Colloquium by Mark Newman: Friday 12 February 15:30

Mark Newman will be giving the physics colloquium this Friday at 15:30 in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre in Clarendon Laboratory. The title of the lecture is "Epidemics, Erdos Numbers, and the Internet: the Physics of Networks".

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Week 3 Scanned Notes Posted

I have posted scanned notes from week 3. I posted the week 2 scanned notes last year, though I forgot to mention it in a blog post.

Solution Sheet 2 Posted

I have posted Solution Sheet 2.

3.5 Degrees of Separation

Apparently, the mean geodesic distance between nodes in the Facebook network is down to 3.5.

Saturday, 30 January 2016

MFoCS Extra Homework Sheets now Posted

I have posted the two extra homework sheets for MFoCS students.

The first one is due at the end of Week 4, and the second one is due at the beginning of Week 7.

Friday, 29 January 2016

Some Python Code for Homework 1

Se Wook Oh (a class tutor) has kindly prepared a python package (with some data sets) to go with homework 1 for any of you who want to look at networks with Python. (It is optional to use these files.)

Thursday, 28 January 2016

Now Posted: Solution Set 1 and Scanned Lecture Notes for Week 2 Material

I have now posted a solution sheet for homework 1 and a scanned copy of the lecture notes from the week-2 material.

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Week 1 Scanned Notes Posted

I have posted the scanned lecture notes from week 1 in the course materials. Note that these scribbled notes were created last year (so ignore the 'unit 0' preamble from 2014–2015 and use what I presented this year in lecture).

Monday, 18 January 2016

Miniprojects from Past Years

Assessment for C5.4 this year will be via "Miniprojects", which in past years have been used for MFoCS students but not for undergraduates. You can see them from 2013–2015 on this website.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

General Talk by Mark Newman in Keble College

Mark Newman, who is visiting Oxford this term, will be giving a general talk about network science (suitable for undergraduates) on Thursday 21 January. It will start at 5pm and will take place in the Keble Pusey Room.