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Swayam Central

Social Networks

By Prof. Sudarshan Iyengar   |   IIT Ropar
The world has become highly interconnected and hence more complex than ever before. We are surrounded by a multitude of networks in our daily life, for example, friendship networks, online social networks, world wide web, road networks etc. All these networks are today available online in the form of graphs which hold a whole lot of hidden information. They encompass surprising secrets which have been time and again revealed with the help of tools like graph theory, sociology, game theory etc. The study of these graphs and revelation of their properties with these tools have been termed as Social Network Analysis.

INTENDED AUDIENCE: Any Interested Learners

Learners enrolled: 1382

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Elective
Duration : 12 weeks
Start Date : 20 Jul 2020
End Date : 09 Oct 2020
Exam Date : 17 Oct 2020
Enrollment Ends : 27 Jul 2020
Category :
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Level : Undergraduate
    This is an AICTE approved FDP course

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1: Introduction 
    Week 2: Handling Real-world Network Datasets
    Week 3: Strength of Weak Ties
    Week 4: Strong and Weak Relationships (Continued) & Homophily 
    Week 5: Homophily Continued and +Ve / -Ve Relationships 
    Week 6: Link Analysis 
    Week 7: Cascading Behaviour in Networks
    Week 8: Link Analysis (Continued) 
    Week 9: Power Laws and Rich-Get-Richer Phenomena 
    Week 10: Power law (contd..) and Epidemics 
    Week 11: Small World Phenomenon
    Week 12: Pseudocore (How to go viral on web)

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    1. Networks, Crowds and Markets by David Easley and Jon Kleinberg, Cambridge University Press, 2010 
      (available for free download).
    2. Social and Economic Networks by Matthew O. Jackson, Princeton University Press, 2010.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO

    Prof. Sudarshan Iyengar

    IIT Ropar
    Sudarshan Iyengar has a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science and is currently working as an assistant professor at IIT Ropar and has been teaching this course from the past 4 years.

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    The course is free to enroll and learn from. But if you want a certificate, you have to register and write the proctored exam conducted by us in person at any of the designated exam centres.
    The exam is optional for a fee of Rs 1000/- (Rupees one thousand only).
    Date and Time of Exams: 17 October 2020 Morning session 9am to 12 noon; Afternoon Session 2pm to 5pm.
    Registration url: Announcements will be made when the registration form is open for registrations.
    The online registration form has to be filled and the certification exam fee needs to be paid. More details will be made available when the exam registration form is published. If there are any changes, it will be mentioned then.
    Please check the form for more details on the cities where the exams will be held, the conditions you agree to when you fill the form etc.

    CRITERIA TO GET A CERTIFICATE

    Average assignment score = 25% of average of best 8 assignments out of the total 12 assignments given in the course.
    Exam score = 75% of the proctored certification exam score out of 100

    Final score = Average assignment score + Exam score

    YOU WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR A CERTIFICATE ONLY IF AVERAGE ASSIGNMENT SCORE >=10/25 AND EXAM SCORE >= 30/75. If one of the 2 criteria is not met, you will not get the certificate even if the Final score >= 40/100.

    Certificate will have your name, photograph and the score in the final exam with the breakup.It will have the logos of NPTEL and IIT Madras .It will be e-verifiable at nptel.ac.in/noc.

    Only the e-certificate will be made available. Hard copies will not be dispatched.

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    - NPTEL team

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