Analysis of Complex Networks: Structure and Dynamics

Politecnico di Milano
February 20 - 22, 2013



If you are a PhD student at Politecnico di Milano and want to pass the exam of the course (5 credits):
  • You should attend at least 70% of the lectures (that is, at least 4 half-days out of 6: your signature will be required each half-day).
  • After the end of the course, but before August 1, 2013, write an email to the organizer prof. Carlo Piccardi ( Specify whether you are interested in a specific topic and/or in doing the exam under a specific lecturer.
  • You will be assigned to a lecturer, who will entirely take care of your exam. You will agree with him on the topic of your exam: the lecturer will give you a paper (or a small set of papers) to study.
  • You will also agree on the form of your exam: written report (approx. 4-6 pages single space) or oral presentation (approx. 20 minutes, with slides). Both will contain an extended summary of the paper(s) and your personal criticisms on the content and/or style, suggestions for improvements, possible applications, etc. The maximum grade will not be given to reports/presentations missing particularly interesting comments.
  • The exam must be completed (report delivered, or presentation given) before February 1, 2014. Please notice that we cannot accept any unreasonable timing (e.g., due to deadlines in your duties). After the request, it will take about two weeks to assign a paper/lecturer. Then, it is reasonable to expect not less than 30 days to prepare the report/presentation.

The same regulations apply if you are a PhD student of another University and you need to pass an exam (important: you should also sign the attendance sheets). Please contact prof. Carlo Piccardi ( before the beginning of the course.

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