INFO 6260

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2017-2018.

Information science studies systems at the juncture of people and technologies---their behavior, analysis and design. This doctoral level mixed lecture-seminar course is an introduction to the formal analysis of social systems: we will introduce concepts from mathematics, computer science and economics that are fundamental to analyzing many settings---networks, crowds, markets---studied by information science, and see how formal reasoning using abstract mathematical models can help analyze and predict outcomes. Throughout, we will draw on real-world examples such as social networks, Internet markets, and crowdsourcing to illustrate how formal analysis can inform the understanding and design of social systems.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: graduate students in a doctoral program.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: INFO 6260

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Combined with: INFO 6260

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17358INFO 6260  LEC 031

  • Taught in NYC. Enrollment limited to: Cornell Tech Phd students. Offered via distance learning, streaming from Ithaca.