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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Introduction

An introduction to what we will explore in this course: 20 practical questions and their answers, about your networked life.

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5 videos (Total 94 min), 3 readings
5 videos
Methods and Course Concepts15m
Course Logistics27m
3 readings
About Us10m
Suggested Readings and Links10m
Contact us10m
2 hours to complete

What Makes CDMA Work for My Smartphone?

We study cellular network technology, the air interface between end-user devices and base stations, and an important algorithm which has been developed to manage interference between our devices as they share this medium: Distributed Power Control.

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6 videos (Total 99 min), 2 readings
6 videos
DPC as a Game21m
Numerical Example and Summary18m
Resource Allocation18m
2 readings
Homework10m
Homework Solutions10m
Week
2
1 hour to complete

How Does Google Sell Ad Spaces?

How does Google sells the ads that appear on its search results page through auctions? We learn about different types of auction mechanisms, including those for single and multiple items. QUESTION 3: We explore PageRank, the famous algorithm that underlies how Google orders its list of search results whenever we type in a query.

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5 videos (Total 80 min)
5 videos
Generalized Second Price (GSP) Auction and Numerical Example20m
Vickrey–Clarke–Groves (VCG) Auction8m
2 hours to complete

How Does Google Rank Webpages?

In this lecture, we will explore PageRank, the famous algorithm that underlies how Google orders its list of search results whenever we type in a query.

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5 videos (Total 81 min), 2 readings
5 videos
The Google Matrix10m
Numerical Example and PageRank in Practice12m
2 readings
Homework10m
Homework Solutions10m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

How Does Netflix Recommend Movies?

As a user of Netflix, you may have had movies recommended for you to watch. Behind the scenes, Netflix is leveraging powerful machine learning to determine which will be recommended to you specifically. In this lecture, we will study some of the fundamental algorithms that have been used for this purpose.

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5 videos (Total 116 min)
5 videos
Similarity and Neighborhood Predictor16m
Numerical Example and Summary21m
2 hours to complete

When Can I Trust an Average Rating on Amazon?

The decision of whether or not to make an online purchase is often driven by feedback that has been left by past customers, commonly in the form of star ratings. In this lecture, we will study Amazon's review system. In doing so, we will explore some of the methods for, and challenges behind, rating aggregation.

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5 videos (Total 72 min), 2 readings
5 videos
Bayesian Ranking18m
Reverse Engineering Amazon19m
2 readings
Homework10m
Homework Solutions10m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Why Does Wikipedia Even Work?

In this lecture, we focus on the concepts of crowdsourcing and consensus formation, which are two of the mechanisms allowing Wikipedia to be both a scalable and (reasonably) accurate encyclopedia. In particular, we will look at different voting systems, which are ways of determining consensus from a collection of individual preferences.

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5 videos (Total 68 min)
5 videos
Arrow's Axioms and Impossibility Result12m
Sen's Axioms and Numerical Examples9m
2 hours to complete

How Do I Viralize a Youtube Video?

In this lecture, we will study models that have been developed for the popularity of products over time, motivated by the phenomenon of videos going "viral" on YouTube. Overall, the theme will be the dependence of opinions, as opposed to the wisdom of crowds discussed in the previous two lectures.

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5 videos (Total 75 min), 2 readings
5 videos
Correct vs Incorrect Cascades14m
Tipping Models13m
2 readings
Homework10m
Homework Solutions10m
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Top reviews from Networks: Friends, Money, and Bytes

By PSMar 12th 2016

It is really a exceptional course which illustrates networking problems and answers with real life examples.

By MJan 31st 2016

thanks to get world class education at home, my name is Mutlu from turkey

Instructors

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Mung Chiang

Professor
Electrical Engineering
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Christopher Brinton

Lecturer
Electrical Engineering

About Princeton University

Princeton University is a private research university located in Princeton, New Jersey, United States. It is one of the eight universities of the Ivy League, and one of the nine Colonial Colleges founded before the American Revolution....

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