From Computational Social Science to Global Systems Science
Fall Semester 2015
This is the website for the course "From Computational Social Science to Global Systems Science" in the fall semester 2015. The lectures take place every Monday from 15.15 to 16.45 in room RZ F21. Course material for students will be published below. More detailed information about the course may be found here.
Course material is intended for personal use in the context of this course only; redistributing, citing or publishing any of the material is strictly prohibited. If prompted, please enter your ETH username and password to download course materials.
The course will cover a range of topics in Computational Social Science. The following 5 core readings should give you a good first impression of the topic - we strongly recommend you to read them before the start of the class:
- D. Brockmann and D. Helbing. The hidden geometry of complex, network-driven contagion phenomena. Science, 342(6164):1337–1342, 2013.
- D. Easley and J. Kleinberg. Networks, crowds, and markets: Reasoning about a highly connected world. Cambridge University Press, 2010.
- D. Helbing. Globally networked risks and how to respond. Nature, 497(7447):51–59, 2013.
- D. Lazer, A. Pentland, L. Adamic, S. Aral, A. L. Barabasi, D. Brewer, N. A. Christakis, N. Con- tractor, J. H. Fowler, M. Gutmann, T. Jebara, G. King, M. Macy, D. Roy, and M. Van Alstyne. Computational Social Science. Science, 323, Feb. 2009
- H. P. Young. Condorcet’s Theory of Voting. American Political Science Review, 82(04):1231– 1244, 1988.
The full list of readings for the course may be downloaded here (PDF, 71 KB). Please also note that there may be additional readings for some of the seminar presentations. Those will be linked directly from the Course Schedule below.
|21.09.||Prof. Dr. Dirk Helbing||
|28.09.||Dr. Heinrich Nax
||Introduction to Game Theory (PPTX, 837 KB)
|05.10.||Mortiz Kraemer||From static to dynamic infectious disease mapping. (PDF, 13.8 MB)
|12.10.||Serguei Saavedra||Linking structure to dynamics in ecological networks (PDF, 4.9 MB)|
|19.10.||Bary Pradelski||Decentralized dynamics in the assignment game (PDF, 1.1 MB)|
|26.10.||Peiran Jiao||The Double-Channeled Effects of Experience: Experimental Evidence (PDF, 1.6 MB)
|09.11.||Anke Schorr/Heinrich Nax||Democracy-growth dynamics for richer and poorer countries (PDF, 3.1 MB)|
|16.11.||Nino Antulov-Fantulin||Modelling dynamical processes in complex socio-technical systems (PDF, 16.6 MB)|
|23.11||Caleb Koch/Heinrich Nax|
|30.11.||Dr. Heinrich Nax|