Level of Study
Spring. The course is given for the last time spring 2018.
Objectives and Content
The course introduces mathematical theory, agent-based simulation tools, and interactive visualization software to analyze technological networks, particularly the Internet. Topics covered are random graphs, small-world networks, and the preferential attachment model; cellular automata models; computer algorithms to evaluate network properties; and experimental studies of technological networks.
On completion of the course the student should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- Describe and compare different network models,
- Apply computational tools to analyze properties of real networks,
- Simulate adaptive processes running on top of large networks
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Access to the Course
Access to the course requires admission to a programme of study at The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures, 4 hours per week
Group exercises, 2 hours per week
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
Compulsory assignments. The assignments are valid for two terms, the semester the assignments are approved, and the following.
Forms of Assessment
Compulsory assignments can be graded contributing to the final grade.
If there are many participants, it may be a written exam (3 hours)
Examination Support Material
The grading scale used is A to F. Grade A is the highest passing grade in the grading scale, grade F is a fail.
Examination both spring semester and autumn semester. In semesters without teaching the examination will be arranged at the beginning of the semester.
The reading list will be available within June 1st for the autumn semester and December 1st for the spring semester
The course will be evaluated by the students in accordance with the quality assurance system at UiB and the department
The Programme Committee is responsible for the content, structure and quality of the study programme and courses.
Course coordinator and administrative contact person can be found on Mitt UiB, or contact mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Student adviser
The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences represented by the Department of Informatics is the course administrator for the course and study programme.
mailto:email@example.com Student adviser
T: 55 58 42 00
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 07.06.2018, 15:00
- 3 hours
- Withdrawal deadline