University of Florida
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
This is a 3-credit course.
Network science is a new and emerging scientific discipline that examines the interconnections among networks. The types of networks include, but are limited to, physical or engineered networks (e.g., power grid and transportation networks), information networks, biological networks (e.g., gene regulatory networks, protein networks, cell networks), semantic networks (e.g. word networks, concept networks), economic networks (e.g., stock markets), and social networks. This field of science seeks to discover common principles, algorithms and tools that govern network structures/topologies, network functionalities, and network behaviors. This course introduces various methodologies and technologies in network science and studies a multitude of applications of network science.
Dr. Dapeng Oliver Wu
Office: NEB 431
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, period 9 (4:05 pm - 4:55 pm)
The course consists of lectures, 3 homework assignments, and 1 project.
Upon the completion of the course, the student should be able to
Please find handouts here.
All students admitted to the University of Florida have signed a statement of academic honesty committing them to be honest in all academic work and understanding that failure to comply with this commitment will result in disciplinary action. This statement is a reminder to uphold your obligation as a student at the University of Florida, and to be honest in all work submitted and exams taken in this class and all others. Refer to the academic honor code for more information.
Students are encouraged to discuss class material in order to better understand concepts. All homework answers must be the author's own work. However, students are encouraged to discuss homework to promote better understanding. What this means in practice is that students are welcome to discuss problems and solution approaches, and in fact can communally work solutions at a board. However, the material handed in must be prepared starting with a clean sheet of paper (and the author's recollection of any solution session), but not refer to any written notes or existing code from other students during the writing of the solution. In other words, writing the homework report shall be an exercise in demonstrating the student understands the materials on his/her own, whether or not help was provided in attaining that understanding.
All work submitted in this course must be your own and produced exclusively for this course. The use of sources (ideas, quotations, paraphrases) must be properly acknowledged and documented. For the copy of the UF Honor Code and consequences of academic dishonesty, please refer to http://www.dso.ufl.edu/sccr/honorcodes/honorcode.php. Violations will be taken seriously and are noted on student disciplinary records. If you are in doubt regarding the requirements, please consult with the instructor before you complete any requirement of the course.
UF Counseling Services –Resources are available on-campus for students having personal problems or lacking clear career and academic goals. The resources include:
· UF Counseling & Wellness Center, 3190 Radio Rd, 392-1575, psychological and psychiatric services.
· Career Resource Center, Reitz Union, 392-1601, career and job search services.
For university counseling services and mental health services, please visit http://www.counsel.ufl.edu/.
In order to graduate, graduate students must have an overall GPA and an upper-division GPA of 3.0 or better (B or better). Note: a B- average is equivalent to a GPA of 2.67, and therefore, it does not satisfy this graduation requirement. For more information on grades and grading policies, please visit: http://www.registrar.ufl.edu/catalog/policies/regulationgrades.html
|Homework||30%||See the course calendar|
|Project proposal||10%||4pm, October 30|
|Project report||60%||4pm, December 16|
Top 25% students will receive A. Average score will be at least B+.
The class project will be done individually (that is, teaming with other students is not allowed). Each project requires a proposal and a final report. The final report is expected to be in the format of a conference paper plus computer programs, a Powerpoint file, and a video. On Oct. 30, the project proposal (up to 2 pages) is due. On Dec. 16, the final report (up to 10 pages) is due. For details about the project, please read here.
Suggested topics for projects are listed here.
Course calendar can be found here.