Speaker: Rogayeh Tabrizi
Social networks impact a wide variety of decisions that individuals make every day: what to buy, which language to speak, what to study in university, and how much education to obtain. For example, social networks are also one of the central determinants of how information about jobs, services, innovations, news, and other opportunities diffuse in our societies. Because of the essential role that network structure plays in our social and economic lives, it is important to understand what kinds of social structures emerge in different situations and how they impact individual behaviors and outcomes. This presentation showcases several different examples of using network and graph analysis to understand the flow of information, capital, and labor as well as identifying the key players and products that will accelerate conversions and increase operational efficiency from financial, retail, and government sectors.