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Using Social Networks to Predict Deaths in Game of Thrones

As discussed in a couple of blog posts from previous years, there have been attempts to map out complexity of relations and interactions in the popular series Game of Thrones into social network graphs. One previously cited example used the book series’ writing to determine which characters should be connected in the graph with different […]

Using Network Structure to Analyze Vulnerability of French Pastures to Spread of Disease

It is no surprise to many people that most livestock animals are raised on pastures containing high densities of animals. Aside from “mad cow disease”, which is a disease passed to humans from eating contaminated meat, many other diseases threaten livestock and humans. Studying the spread of disease affecting livestock is important to keep both […]

Welcome to the Networks Blog (Fall 2017) and How to Post

Welcome to the course blog for INFO 2040! This is a course which will explore how the social, technological, and natural worlds are connected, and how the study of networks sheds light on these connections. Topics include: how opinions, fads, and political movements spread through society; the robustness and fragility of food webs and financial […]

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