If your Facebook page – or “node” – disappeared, would your whole social network come crashing to a halt? A five-year, $5.4 million award to UC Irvine researchers – led by computer science professor Padhraic Smyth (pictured) – will help you find out. The grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research will allow a multidisciplinary research team to analyze networks of data on a significantly larger scale than ever before. The goal is to help scientists understand how networks the size of Facebook and LinkedIn are formed and how they evolve over time.
UCI to study large-scale computer networks
If your Facebook page - or "node" - disappeared, would your whole social network come crashing to a halt? A…
September 24, 2008