This class has been rescheduled; we hope to have it in Spring 2011.
Our apologies for any inconvenience.
CMSC858D, Models and Algorithms for Socio-Technical Networks, Fall 2010
Class Venue and Time: Hornbake Library (HBK) 0123, MWF 11:00-11:50 AM
Aravind's Office Hours: Mon 3-5PM and Fri 10-10:45AM,
in his office (A.V. Williams 3263)
Networks have come to play a fundamental role in our lives: these include
the Internet, WWW, wireless, and social networks. This course will study
models for such networks, algorithms for several fundamental problems
in optimally developing and operating them, as well as interesting
Topics will include the basics of graph theory and probability,
clustering, Web search, game theory, ad auctions, markets and
strategic interaction, network dynamics, wireless networking,
and social networks. The class will also include presentations
and projects conducted by the students.
This course will be valid for PhD qualifying coursework in the
Algorithms and Theory area.
Grading and Exams:
These details will be announced later.
The final examination, according to the official university schedule, will
be on Wednesday, Dec 15, 8-10AM.
Students claiming a excused absence must apply in writing and furnish
documentary support (such as from a health care professional who treated
the student) for any assertion that the absence qualifies as an excused
absence. The support should explicitly indicate the dates or times the
student was incapacitated due to illness. Self-documentation of illness
is not itself sufficient support to excuse the absence. The instructor
is not under obligation to offer a substitute assignment or to give a
student a make-up assessment unless the failure to perform was due to
an excused absence. An excused absence for an individual typically does
not translate into an extension for team deliverables on a project.
Any student eligible for and
requesting reasonable academic accommodations
due to a disability is requested to provide, to the instructor in office
hours, a letter of accommodation from the Office of Disability Support
Services (DSS) within the first two weeks of the semester.
The University of Maryland, College Park has a nationally recognized
Code of Academic Integrity, administered by the Student Honor Council.
This Code sets standards for academic integrity at Maryland for all
undergraduate and graduate students. As a student you are responsible
for upholding these standards for this course. It is very important
for you to be aware of the consequences of cheating, fabrication,
facilitation, and plagiarism. For more information on the Code of
Academic Integrity or the Student Honor Council, please visit
Students are strongly encouraged to do the final course-evaluation; details
of this will be posted when available.