Date of Award

5-2015

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Major

Mathematics

Major Professor

Charles R. Collins

Committee Members

Judy D. Day, Ohannes Karakashian

Abstract

Social network analysis is a growing field used to measure connectivity and activity of people and communities. We develop a model that creates a network and measures the overall activity of that network. We then apply interventions to this model and measure the change in overall activity. Through an optimization process we are able to determine the best course of action that minimizes or maximizes the overall activity of the network.

Files over 3MB may be slow to open. For best results, right-click and select "save as..."

Share

COinS