Social and Information Network Analysis
Autumn 2012
World Wide Web, blogging platforms, instant messaging and Facebook can be characterized by the interplay between rich information content, the millions of individuals and organizations who create and use it, and the technology that supports it.
The course will cover recent research on the structure and analysis of such large social and information networks and on models and algorithms that abstract their basic properties. Class will explore how to practically analyze large scale network data and how to reason about it through models for network structure and evolution.
Topics include methods for link analysis and network community detection, diffusion and information propagation on the web, virus outbreak detection in networks, and connections with work in the social sciences and economics.


Important course information will be posted on this web page and announced in class. You are responsible for all material that appears here and should check this page for updates frequently.

Course information:


Jure Leskovec
Office Hours: Wednesdays 9-10am, Gates 418


Tuesday & Thursday 9:30AM - 10:45AM in Gates B1

Watch video lectures on SCPD (any Stanford student can see them here).

Email address:

You can reach us at cs224w-aut1213-staff@lists.stanford.edu
Use Piazza to post class related questions: http://piazza.com/stanford/fall2012/cs224w
(Piazza requires @stanford.edu emaill address to register. If you do not have @stanford.edu address, send us email with your email address and we will register you.)

TAs and Office hours (Starting from the second week, Oct. 1):

Bob West (Head TA)
Office Hours: Tuesdays 4:30-6:00pm, Location: Gates 450

Jacob Bank (answers questions on NetworkX)
Office Hours: Mondays 1:30-3:00pm, Location: Gates 132

Ashton Anderson (answers questions on NetworkX)
Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:00-4:30pm, Location: Gates 450

Yu "Wayne" Wu (answers questions on SNAP)
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:00-12:30pm, Location: Gates B26B

Anshul Mittal (answers questions on SNAP)
Office Hours: Wednesdays 12:30-14:00pm, Location: Gates B26B

Previous versions of the course

CS224W: Fall 2011
2011 student project reports

CS224W: Fall 2010
2010 student project reports

CS322: Fall 2009
2009 student project reports