Professor: Elchanan Mossel.
Lectures: MW 9:30-11:00 at 2-147
Office hours: TBD
Topics: The course will discuss two broad topics:I. opinion exchange dynamics on networks and II. social choice theory and some of its quantitative aspects.
Some Links:Survey: Opinion Exchange Dynamics by Mossel and Tamuz An earlier version of this class Networks, Crowds and Market by Easley and Kleinberg
Prerequisites: Graduate level probability and a solid backgound in combinatorics and algorithms (please let me know if you want to take the class but feel you may be unprepared)
Attendance: Attendance in lectures is mandatory.
Assignments: The grade will be based on 1. Attendance and participation 2. HW sets and 3. A final presentation.