COMPM042 - Complex Networks and Web
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|Code||COMPM042 (Also taught as COMPGW01)|
|Prerequisites||Normally offered only to students in computer science related programmes because programming skills are required for the coursework project.|
|Taught By||Shi Zhou (100%)|
|Aims||This module introduces the fundamental concepts, principles and methods in the interdisciplinary academic field of network science, with a particular focus on the Internet, the World Wide Web and online social media networks. Topics covered include graphic structures of networks, mathematical models of networks, the Internet topology, structure of the Web, community structures, epidemic spreading, PageRank, temporal networks and spatial networks.|
On successful completion of this module the students will be able to:
The Web structure
Network generative models
Network mixing patterns
Network structural constraints
Internet topology and models
Weak ties in networks
Network community structure
Method of Delivery
A Moodle webpage is created for the course. All course materials, such as lecture notes and online resources will be shared. By using the Moodle, students will also be able to discuss ideas and questions with the lecturer and other students.
The module has the following assessment components:
- Unseen written examination (2.5 hour, 70%)
- Course project (30%)
- The Course Project consists of an individual project on network data analysis. Programming is usually required and a project report (3000 words), including literature survey, which is due by the end of the Winter Holidays.
To pass this module, students must:
- Obtain an overall pass mark of 50% for all components combined;
- Obtain a minimum mark of 40% in each component worth ≥ 30% of the module as a whole.
Reading list available via the UCL Library catalogue.