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Relationship and Sex Networks at Cornell

One of the questions posed to the class during lecture the first few days of class was to give an example of a network. Someone responded with social networks, such as who is friends with whom, and someone else responded with government networks of what country has alliances with what other country. As these answers […]

Putin Uses Game Theory

In their book, Professor Easley and Professor Kleinberg have discussed the use of applying networks to international relations – specifically, that is it useful to specify positive and negative relationships in a network in order to reflect “alliance or animosity” (113). Additionally, we have discussed several applications of game theory, from making decisions in a […]

Emerging Economies Growth and International Trade Networks

Emerging Market economies have experienced rapid growth in the 21st century. Developing nations like China and India, amongst others, have experienced exponential growth over the past decade. This economic growth has led to better living standards, such as raised income and increased labor efficiency. Economists are interested in figuring out what was responsible for this […]

Collaboration Network of Masked Vigilantes

The formation of networks and connections is governed by a wide assortment of contexts. Some networks are a departure from the rampant social networks tracing the globe these days. Collaboration networks in which the edges stem from collaboration between the nodes, are examples of such networks. When I was deliberating over some multifaceted networks, I […]

Solving the Bus Network Design Problem We are constantly surrounded by networks of the social sort, such as email, texting Facebook, or Twitter. However, people are not the only things networks can connect. An article titled “A New Methodology for the Public Transport Network Design” describes a way in which a visual model of networks can be used to solve […]

Hinge the app backed by investors and validated by graph theory

There is a long history of mobile apps that have tried to help millennials date better. Apps like Tinder have tried to match people based on their location and a mutual interest in each other’s profile picture. While this may work for casual hookups this type of matching doesn’t deliver results that could create long lasting […]

Networks in Niches

In a bout of nostalgia this summer, I found myself frequently returning to a touchstone of my mid-adolescence, the self-titled and sole EP of a band called American Football. Despite (pretentiously) having two vinyl pressings and access to Spotify, I felt wistfully compelled to listen to it on YouTube. Plus my record player was broken. […]

A new approach to evaluate soccer strategy

Metrics have become a surprisingly large part factor in professional sports over the years- particularly in the last decade or so when there have been computers and programs powerful enough to analyze these sports metrics. The use of metrics has come out from backroom use by statisticians and number-crunchers for professional sports organizations, and very […]

New York City’s High Schools and Game Theory

Every year, there are approximately 80,000 eighth graders in New York City who need to choose from amongst 700 high schools when the graduate. Alvin Roth, Nobel Prize winner for economics, designed a system based on game theory to facilitate this process. Before Roth came up with his system, each student would submit a list of […]

Game Theory in Literature

I’ve come across many articles that discuss a book written by Michael Chwe, “Jane Austen, Game Theorist.”  I found this interesting because this summer I finally read “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen.  I wanted to see why this particular professor from UCLA argued that Jane Austen had an understanding of game theory before it […]

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September 2014