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How We Can Leverage Social Networks, Tech to Help Homeless Young

How We Can Leverage Social Networks, Tech to Help Homeless Young This article explains how social relationships apply to the homeless. Rather than homelessness being solely an economic problem, Barman-Adhikari believes it is also a social problem, or a “poverty of relationships.” Therefore, aside from offering homeless people housing, food, and economic leverage, this researcher […]

New York MTA and Network Traffic

Recently, the New York MTA unveiled a $51.5 billion dollar infrastructure plan, hoping to alleviate congestion in the crowded urban space. The plan will be expected to take place during the years 2020-2024. A substantial chunk of this massively-funded project is allocated for the subway system, but it also calls for improvements in public buses, […]

Use of Drug Interaction Networks for Drug Repositioning

The knowledge of the exact mechanism behind the action of many pharmaceutical ingredients is often limited. If we don’t know quite how a drug works, it can be hard to predict what else it might be useful for. A drug can be approved for one use, but it may turn out to be incredibly useful […]

The Lantern

In a sort of elaboration of Zachary’s Karate Club, networks are constructed and analyzed by Paul Privateer’s software tool in an effort to undermine violence in schools:  This tool is called The Lantern, a tool to help analyze school networks for observable patterns. These patterns involve data about grades, school records, and sudden social […]

Game Theoretic Model of US Withdrawal from the Paris Agreement

In his paper titled Collective risk social dilemma and the consequences of the US withdrawal from international climate negotiations (see link below), Professor Oleg Smirnov from Stony Brook University explored the consequences of the United States withdrawing from the Paris Agreement through a game theoretic framework. The Paris Agreement was a landmark international agreement that […]

Graph Theory & Spread of Contagious Disease

(Article: This article discusses the impact of nursing homes on the spread of contagious disease, with an emphasis on drug-resistant germs such as Candida auris, a highly contagious and deadly fungus that has spread to about 800 people since it arrived in the U.S. four years ago. Drug-resistant infections are on the rise, and […]

Donald Trump’s Unpredictability And Game Theory President Trump is well-known for his unpredictable and even impetuous political moves. Though the public used to criticize his unprecedented method of leading a country, more people have started to view Trump’s unpredictability as a maneuver. In this article, NYU game-theory scholar Steven Brams categorizes Trump’s bold actions as playing Game Theory, in particular, […]

Game Theory and Robot Behavior

This article details researchers’ endeavors to program robots to better respond to human behavior. Researchers at the University of Sussex, Imperial College London, and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have recently, for the first time, used game theory to program a robot to better understand their human user’s behavior, better anticipate their movements, and respond […]

If Dating Apps Adopted Prices   Dating apps are facing a significant imbalance in their gender ratio. At first, this just seems like an annoyance, but if you consider it deeper, it changes the whole social structure within the app. This article uses the idea of the Marriage Supermarket to show how even a small difference in ratio can […]

Understanding ancient trade networks with graph theory The Mycenaean Greeks were a dominant culture in the late Bronze Age, producing numerous marvels of engineering, architecture, art, and literature. But little is known about their culture and its relationships with the rest of the Mediterranean and Europe -much of our knowledge is inferred from epic literature like the works of Homer. Since […]

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September 2019