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Post-Shannon Information Theory
Post-Shannon Information Theory

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Abstract:
Many phenomena in the real world can be phrased in terms of networks. Examples include the World-Wide Web, social interactions and Internet, but also the interaction patterns between proteins, food webs and citation networks.

Many large-scale networks have, despite their diversity in backgrounds, surprisingly much in common. Many of these networks are small worlds, in the sense that one requires few links to hop between pairs of vertices. Also the variability of the number of connections between elements tends to be enormous, which is related to the scale-free phenomenon.

In this lecture for a broad audience, we describe a few real-world networks and some of their empirical properties. We also describe the effectiveness of abstract network modeling in terms of graphs and how real-world networks can be modeled, as well as how these models help us to give sense to the empirical findings. We continue by discussing some random graph models for real-world networks and their properties, as well as their merits and flaws as network models. We conclude by discussing the implications of some of the empirical findings on information diffusion and competition on such networks.

We assume no prior knowledge in graph theory, probability or otherwise.
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A fascinating look at the problem solving skills of Claude Shannon
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This book comes highly recommended by one of our Center PI's and Shannon Expert Sergio Verdú
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This article highlights work supported by the Center featuring Dr. P.R.Kumar, University Distinguished Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Texas A&M’s Cyberphysical Systems Laboratory #cybersecurity #autonomous #cars
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Join us online this Thursday April 18th at 3:00pm EDT for a #professionaldevelopment presentation by Lynne Dahmen, Senior Proposal Coordinator, Office of Research and Partnerships, Purdue University #Research, #Grants, and the #CareerTrajectory
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Longtime Center Participant +idoia ochoa visited the Center today and gave a talk on "#Genomic #data #compression, processing, and analysis". She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Pictured below interacting with Professor Ananth Grama.
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Congratulations once again to Professor Andrea Goldsmith who was elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences! (pictured here with Professor Tsachy Weissman in 2012) https://goo.gl/Rb6TTX
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