Friday, November 06, 2009

The Stories Networks Tell

Dr. Carl Bergstrom gave a very cool lecture on “The Stories Networks Tell” at UW a week or two ago. Eigenfactor applies network analysis methods to mapping the citation structure of academic journals. He has a nice method of discovering modularity in networks using random walks. There are some nice flash interactive graphics on his lab's website. It's cool that he's published on economics, evolution, infectious disease, and information theory. On the theme of biology and economics: