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December 2021

SES & IDPS Dissertation Defense – Paolo Bertolotti

December 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Paolo Bertolotti (IDSS)


Paolo Bertolotti

Inference and Diffusion in Networks ABSTRACT Networks provide a powerful and unified framework to study complex systems. By abstracting systems down to entities and their connections, network models provide insight into the structure and dynamics of critical systems across multiple domains. In this thesis, we study diffusion in social networks. Diffusion through networked systems corresponds to numerous consequential processes, and we focus on epidemic spread and information diffusion. We study these processes by applying and extending ideas from statistical inference.…

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