Social and Information Network Analysis
Autumn 2013
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
SCPD students please send email beforehand if you want to talk to Jure


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-aut1314-staff@lists.stanford.edu
Use Piazza to post class related questions: http://piazza.com/stanford/fall2013/cs224w

TAs and Office hours:

Justin Cheng
Office Hours: Monday 3pm-5pm, Location: Gates 448

Yoni Donner
Office Hours: Monday 5pm-7pm, Location: Gates 116

Ashley Jin
Office Hours: Tuesday 12pm-2pm, Location: Gates B24B

Ashwin Apte
Office Hours: Tuesday 3pm-5pm, Location: Gates B26A

Guan (Bell) Wang
Office Hours: Wednesday 10.30am-12.30pm, Location: Gates B26A

Christie Brandt
Office Hours: Wednesday 1.30pm-3.30pm, Location: Gates 448

Peter Lofgren
Office Hours: Thursday 1pm-3pm, Location: Gates B26A

Zhemin Li
Office Hours: Friday 4pm-6pm, Location: Gates B24A

Students can also participate in office hours via Google Hangout at stanford.cs224w@gmail.com.

Previous versions of the course

CS224W: Fall 2012
2012 student project reports

CS224W: Fall 2011
2011 student project reports

CS224W: Fall 2010
2010 student project reports

CS322: Fall 2009
2009 student project reports