Course Content (Syllabus)
Complexity in social world. Modeling using NetLogo. Models of complex adaptive social systems. Social dynamics. The edge of chaos. Self-organized criticality. Evolving automata. Diffusion adaptation in complex systems. Organizational decision making. Social science in between. Applications: The forest fire model; Social segregation. games, auctions. Adaptive filters. Diffusion adaptation over networks. Mobile adaptive networks. Networked file: How does Google rank web pages? How does Netflix recommend movies? How do I viralize a Youtube video?
Additional bibliography for study
1) J. H. Miller and S. E. Page, Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life, Princeton Univ. Press. 2007.
2) A. H. Sayed, Adaptation, Learning, and Optimization over Networks, Foundations and Trends in Machine Learning, vol. 7, issue 4-5, NOW Publishers, Boston-Delft, 518pp, 2014. ISBN 978-1-60198-850-8, DOI 10.1561/2200000051.
3) A. H. Sayed, Adaptive Filters, John Wiley & Sons, NJ, ISBN 978-0-470-25388-5, xxx+786pp, 2008.
4) Special Issue Adaptation and Learning over Complex Networks, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, vol. 30, no. 3, May 2013.