Advanced Certificate in Network Science
This pioneering, interdisciplinary program provides tools to understand how complex networks are structured and how they function. Students learn the principles governing social, political, economic, and environmental networks. Working with some of the most prominent network scientists in the world, students can participate in research on the fundamental laws of network structure and dynamics. They also study the latest network modeling methods, using terabyte-sized files that capture anonymous data points from mobile phone calls between millions of individuals; financial transactions between banks and companies; energy delivery systems; memberships in the directorial boards of companies; and affiliations in political parties.
THE PROGRAM FOCUSES ON THE FOLLOWING PROBLEM AREAS:
- Mathematics and statistical physics of networks: graphs, graph limits, and processes on graphs
- Political science: business-political networks, social movements, social influences in voter behavior
- Economics: world system networks and development, network effects and externalities, financial networks, networked markets
- Environmental science: resilience in energy grids, food webs, and economic competition