Visual and Material Culture: Course

Introduction to Network Theory

Tamir Boaz, Dr., Semester 2, Sunday, 10:30-12:00
The course will present the basic notion of network theory. We will discuss regular networks, random networks, scale-free networks, their basic properties, information diffusion, community detection etc. The course will present the web and its basic protocols such as TCP\IP. We will also discuss emergent properties over networks; these are global phenomena that emerge out of local relations between agents. Such properties are known to exist in social organisms such as ants or bees or flock of fish. In neural networks emergent property theory could explain our perception, or understanding, where the local interactions are due to the connections between neurons. We will finish the discussion with a review of the theory of artificial neural networks and their implications such as machine learning, deep learning etc.