Instructors:
Luis von Ahn (GHC 7113)
Office Hours: Monday 2:30-3:30 in 7113

Brendan Meeder (GHC 7121)
OH: Wed. 2:00 - 3:00+ and by appointment.
Teachin' Assistants:
Severin Hacker (GHC 7119)
OH: Tues after class-5:30.

U Kang (GHC 7701)
OH: Thurs. 2:00 - 3:00 in 7701

Polo Chau (GHC 8223)
OH: Thurs. after class-5:30
(in 8223 or kitchen area nearby)

Textbook:
Networks, Crowds, and Markets
by David Easley and Jon Kleinberg

Announcements:
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Email the staff: 15396-staff@googlegroups.com
Grading:
  • 45% Homework
  • 30% 2 in-class exams
  • 15% Final
  • 10% Class Participation

  • 15-396 Science of the Web
    Fall 2011, T/TH 3:00-4:20, HBH 1000

     
    08.30 Overview (E+K chapters 1 and 2) Homework 1
    Due Sept. 15

    HW cover sheet
    Solutions
    09.01 Networks I: Centrality and Prestige (E+K ch. 3.1-3.5)  
    09.06 Networks II: Structural Balance (E+K chapter 5)
    09.08 Networks III: Diffusion of Innovation (E+K ch 19,20,21)  
    09.13 Identity and Privacy I
    09.15 Identity and Privacy II  
    09.20 Revolts and Thresholds Homework 2
    Due Oct. 4

    HW cover sheet
    Solutions
    09.22 Random graph models  
    09.27 Midterm 1 Solutions  
    09.29 (canceled) Preliminaries of Game Theory  
    10.04 Preliminaries of Game Theory  
    10.06 Auctions Homework 3 (due Oct. 18)
    Solutions
    10.11 Network Traffic  
    10.13 Sponsored Search
    10.18 Web Search I  
    10.20 Web Search II
    10.25 Recommendation Systems  
    10.27 Review  
    11.01 Midterm 2 Solutions  
    11.03 Voting and Aggregation Homework 4
    Due Nov 15.
    11.08 P2P
    11.10 Watermarking, Copyright and DRM  
    11.15 Large-scale Data Crunching (MapReduce)  
    11.17 Natural Language Processing Homework 5
    Supplementary files
    11.22 TBD  
    11.24 No Class, THANKSGIVING!
    11.29 Crowdsourcing  
    12.01 So, you wanna start a company? (L)  
    12.06 Epilogue Homework 6
    Due Dec. 11 @ 11:59 pm
    12.08 IN CLASS FINAL EXAM  

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