CMPS 17 – Social Networks

This page contains my slides for a Social Networks course that I taught in Fall 2014 and Winter 2015 at UC Santa Cruz. The course was a fun mix of graph theory, game theory, and probability. We used the textbook Networks, Crowds, and Markets by David Easley and Jon Kleinberg. My slides are based off of sections from the text. My favorite sections to teach were epidemics, evolutionary game theory, and traffic.

graph theory basics

networks and their surrounding context

strong and weak ties

positive and negative relationships

game theory basics

evolutionary game theory



information cascades

power law

small worlds




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s