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Yahoo! Research Head Dr. Prabhakar Raghavan’s Interview Highlights on Social Influencers 

August 30, 2010 Leave a comment

Head of Yahoo! Labs Dr. Prabhakar Raghavan has highlighted in a press interview about some hard problems in social network analytics. In particular, Dr. Prabhakar pointed out about online social influence. Briefly his interview highlights on this topic as follows:
“Is it better to pay a celebrity $10,000 to tweet about your product, or find 10,000 non-celebrities to tout you? The nascent research suggests your money is better spent on the crowd – but the key is finding the people who are slightly more influential than most.”

For more details, please visit Yahoo Wants to Blind the Competition With Science.

Leading Researchers and Groups in Social Networks with Computer Science Flavour

July 3, 2010 1 comment

The following are a few important leading researchers and groups working on social networks with computer science
flavor:

1. Jon M. Kleinberg

2. Christos Faloutsos

3. Eva Tardos

4. Jure Leskovec

5. Ashish Goel

6. Nikhil Devanur

7. Michael Mahoney

8. Michael Kearns

9. Nicole Immorlica

10. Deepayan Chakrabarti

11. David Kempe

12. Krishna P. Gummadi

13. Tanya Berger-Wolf

FOCS 2010 Accepted Papers

July 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Here is the link to FOCS 2010 accepted papers.

The following are a few important papers related to (social) networks (in FOCS 2010 accepted papers):

Minimum-Cost Network Design with (Dis)economies of Scale
Authors: Matthew Andrews and Spyridon Antonakopoulos and Lisa Zhang, Bell Laboratories, 600-700 Mountain Avenue, Murray Hill, NJ 07974

One Tree Suffices: A Simultaneous O(1)-Approximation for Single-Sink Buy-at-Bulk
Authors: Ashish Goel (Stanford University) Ian Post (Stanford University)

Fast approximation algorithms for flow and cut-based problems in undirected graphs
Author: Aleksander Madry, MIT

Yahoo! Key Scientific Challenge (KSC) Program…

July 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Yahoo! Labs has announced the winners of KSC program 2010. For more details,
please go through Yahoo! KSC official website.

Resources on Network Data Sets

June 29, 2010 1 comment

Network Data Sets

The following are a few resources for downloading network data sets:

1. M.E.J. Newman’s Data Sets

2. Jure Leskovec’s Data Sets

3. Alex Arenas’s Data Sets

4. Albert-Laszlo Barabasi’s Data Sets

5. Indiana University Data Sets

6. NIST Data Sets

Course Pages on Social and Information Networks Analysis and Mining

June 29, 2010 Leave a comment

Social networks related conferences

June 29, 2010 2 comments

The following are a few top conferences where at least dedicated research track session is allotted
1. WWW Conference
2. ACM Conference on Electronic Commerce (ACM EC)
3. SIGCOMM
4. ACM KDD
5. WSDM
6. ICWSM
7. CIKM