Structure and Dynamics of Complex Networks

Graduate Program (& Advanced Certificate) Status

Course Level: 
Doctoral
Campus: 
Vienna
Course Open to: 
Students on-site
Remote students
Academic Year: 
2020-2021
Term: 
Winter
US Credits: 
2
ECTS Credits: 
4
Course Code: 
DNDS 6004
Course Description: 

The aim of this course is to deepen the knowledge of students in network science, to get acquainted with some important specific problems at the frontier of research and get skills to work with present day literature.

Learning activities and teaching methods

The bulk of the course will be provided in lectures. Preparation for the classes involves the reading of selected papers, which will be discussed. The individual project consists of working through a paper and preparing a 15-minute talk to be presented in the last class. 

Learning Outcomes: 

By successfully absolving the course the students will be able to:

  • get orientation in the present day literature in network science;
  • get insight into specific problems and work on them;
  • be able to identify specific research problems in network science and get access to tools needed to solve them.
Assessment: 

Students are expected to attend lectures during the course and to develop a project during the entire term. 

Grading: 

  • Attendance of the classes and homework: 30% of the final grade 

  • Final project: 70% of the final grade 

Prerequisites: 

Completing DNDS 6000 Fundamental Ideas in Network Science is recommended. Basic knowledge of programming is required.