CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Social media is transforming the way people communicate, influence each other, perform commerce, and in how information is disseminated and is amplified. Social networks emerge with the pervasive use of social media. This class will introduce background of social computing including concepts.  This course will entail learning applications, algorithms and software related to mining of data available in Social Media. This course aims to introduce the state-of-the art developments in participatory Web techniques, social networks and analysis, network analysis and graph algorithms, information extraction, link analysis, and Web mining, to study emerging problems with social media, and to learn innovatively applying multidisciplinary approaches to problem solving. The class will involve reading papers, presentations, and team project.

INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Alok Choudary