Mini Course: Graph Theory
Graph theory provides mathematical tools for building and analysing structures commonly referred to as networks or graphs - structures with nodes/vertices and connections/edges. Examples include social networks, food webs, neural networks, biochemical systems, logistics operations, and many more.
By understanding some of the basic notation, facts, and algorithms used in graph theory, you will be able to quickly apply these concepts to real-world data to gain intuitive and often a very visual insights.
In this mini course you will be introduced to graph theory from the ground up - there are no mathematical prerequisites! Each session will be half theory and half application. Tutors will encourage and support you to analyse your own data from a graph theory perspective. We will be teaching using the Python programming language in the course, and only a basic understanding of programming is expected (e.g., variables, loops, functions, installing/importing a package, and loading data files).
This course is suitable for anyone.
The teachers will be Yuka Suzuki, Tom Burns, Maki Thomas, Otis Brunner and Lakshmipriya Swaminathan (PhD Students).
The mini course is broken down into four sessions of two hours each (1 hour theory, 1 hour practice):
|Tuesday, March 2||1PM - 3PM||Introduction: graph theory concepts and notation. Link to the Google Colab.||Yuka|
|Thursday, March 4||1PM - 3PM||Partitioning: how graphs can be broken down into and understood as compositions of smaller graphs. Link to the Google Colab.||Otis|
|Tuesday, March 9||1PM - 3PM||Flow: how graphs can model the movement of information, material, or organisms in a physical or abstract environment. Link to the Google Colab.||Tom & Maki|
|Thursday, March 11||1PM - 3PM||Dynamics: how graphs can be supplemented with dynamics or build by dynamics for study of phenomena that change over time. Link to the Google Colab.||Lakshmi|
- Location: B701, Lab 3.
- What to bring: a laptop with the following prepared:
- (optional) working Python 3 local environment
- Drinks: There will be free coffee and tea, bring your cup!
If you are interested in the course but cannot participate to this particular event, let us know and we will contact you for any later occurrence of the course.
Thank you very much for your interest.