Anthropology 179A (60250)

Networks and Complexity

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Fall 2002 TuTh 12:30-1:50
in SST 155 (Computer Lab)
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Social Dynamics

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  • "Stability, instability, and everything between" Don Saari will be held in SSPB 1208 Tuesday, October 15, from 1:30 to 3:00 Everyone is invited -- UCI CENTER FOR DECISION ANALYSIS Donald G. Saari, Director
  • THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th, 2002. TIME: 9:00am to 5:15pm Computational Colloquium, UCLA Faculty Center, California Room: Location of the faculty center is at coordinates G4 on the campus map: http://www.ucla.edu/map/sectors/northeast.html

  • Welcome to Anthro 179a! Social networks and dynamics, as an approach to understanding society and dynamical problems in social science, is studied through complexity theory and modeling interactions in social networks of various kinds of entities. In this course you will come to understand methods of dynamical analysis, the grounding of complexity theory in the sciences, learn the contributions of evolutionary game theory and coevolutionary theory, learn how computer programs are used to do network analysis and/or simulate multi-agent interaction, and read a variety of articles that use a dynamical, network or complex systems approach. In addition, you will write an exploratory research paper on a topic such as using dynamical methods to model a collection of actors interacting over time.
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