Social and Information Network Analysis
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.
- 9/25: The info sheet for the course is available: [Info Sheet]
- 9/26: We will have 4 recitation sessions:
- SNAP: Thursday, Sep. 27, 6:00pm to 7:30pm in 200-030 [slides and code samples]
- NetworkX: Friday, Sep. 28, 6:00pm to 7:30pm in 200-030 [slides]
- Probability: Tuesday, Oct. 2, 6:30pm to 8:00pm in GESB150 [slides]
- Linear Algebra: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 6:30pm to 8:00pm in GESB150 [slides]
- 12/03: Details about the Poster session
- 12/10: Course Project Reports!
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).
You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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