Untangling Facebook, decoding Congress: New mathematical method may help tame big data

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 15:41 in Mathematics & Economics

(PhysOrg.com) -- Networks permeate modern life, from Facebook to political allegiances. Now University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill mathematicians and colleagues have developed a new technique for examining networks to help identify patterns and see how connections evolve. A paper describing their research appears in the May 14, 2010 edition of Science.

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