Studying Covid-19 with Network Analysis

The first article in this series discussed the interconnectedness of people in social networks. The second discussed modeling techniques to visualize these networks. This post goes beyond visualization, presenting various analyses in understanding the spread of a virus within social networks. Through these analyses, we can get a clearer understanding of the characteristics of those … Continue reading Studying Covid-19 with Network Analysis

Covid-19, Network Analysis, and Network Models

In part 1 of this post, I discussed the interconnectivity of social networks highlighting the closeness we all share. I also noted the impact this has on the spread of a virus such as Covid-19. In this post, I explore how to visualize networks to better understand its transmission, enabling us to combat its spread. … Continue reading Covid-19, Network Analysis, and Network Models

Kevin Bacon, Covid-19, & Social Networks (Part 1)

Let me start by noting that I am not suggesting that Kevin Bacon has Covid-19 or is spreading the virus. To the best of my knowledge, the guy isn’t even infected. So why bring him up? Do you remember that game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon? There is a good lesson to learn about Covid-19 … Continue reading Kevin Bacon, Covid-19, & Social Networks (Part 1)

The Importance of Liberty

Why is liberty important? Have you ever asked yourself this? It is right there in the Declaration of Independence; we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. I … Continue reading The Importance of Liberty

IoT Hype

When market analyst and pundits pontificate on the state of a market or new technology they seem to demonstrate a bipolar view of the world. They make pinpoint turns from manic enthusiasm to abject disillusionment. Something that is a panacea for all human ills one week is cast aside the next in favor of the … Continue reading IoT Hype