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Network Science
in 5 minutes

(or something close to that)

Presentation by Pedro Boueke, August 2017

the study of Complex Networks
computer networks

internet, world wide web, telecomunication grids...

biological networks

neurons, chemical reactions, species...

social networks

friendship networks, neighborhoods, facebook...

things involved in complex relationships
interdisciplinary by nature

a convergence of fields led to what now is known as network science

a graph, a simple mathematical abstraction

with infinite applications

and infinite forms

(Reddit comment thread trees, one is real, the other was generated. You can read more about my work on the subject here.)

creating a powerful tool

that enables us to see nature in its true complexity

and empowers us to attempt comprehension

Albert Barabási
[TED Talk] Do your proteins have their own social network?

One of the most influential - and cited - modern researchers. Known for many of his contributions to the field, specially related to scaling and organization of random networks.

[TED Talk] I am my connectome

Sebastian Seung. Are we more than the connections of our neurons?

The OpenWorm Project
[TED Talk] The hidden influence of social networks

Nicholas Christakis, "how the large-scale, face-to-face social networks in which we are embedded affect our lives, and what we can do to take advantage of this fact."

[TED Talk] Who controls the world?

James B. Glatteferder, a data-driven approach to understanding the global economy through the study of its complex relationships.

Time's up!

I hope you have learned something new today!

Network science, the study of complexity, a new interdisciplinary field with a future promising to challenge exactly how we see the world.

Presentation by Pedro Boueke, August 2017