In classical antiquity, all roads may have led to Rome, but they also extended to a host of other towns, creating a complex network of connections among the empire’s urban communities. At the height of Rome’s power in the second century AD, roughly eighty thousand kilometers of paved and unpaved public roads linked nearly a […]
The Network Dynamics Lab is run by Professor Derek Ruths and is part of the McGill University School of Computer Science. We consist of one professor, a band of graduate students, and a cohort of undergrads - but more importantly we're curious people who enjoy writing code, playing with UNIX, and seeing what social media can tell us about the human condition. In our research we seek to develop new ways of measuring and modeling large-scale human behavior including online social platforms, NYT bestsellers, human communities, political parties, and ancient civilizations.
For more about our work and activities, visit our PI's homepage.
Recent News and Posts
- NDL Director Derek Ruths Published in Science Journal
- Post-Doc Opening!
- Facebook Messenger Analytics – Part 1: Data Collection
- Code-switching in Twitter #wow #TrèsIntéressant
- Parsing Reddit – PRAW to the Rescue
- Anatomy of a Tweet
- ICWSM data sharing goes live!
- Conducting network analysis without a cluster
- Tweets pay tribute to the New iPad
We're always looking for enthusiastic, talented undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs.
Our work requires proficiency in UNIX, programming (python is preferred!), and data analysis. Most importantly, though, we want self-motivated, critical thinkers who would jump at the chance to spend the odd weekend trudging through gigabytes of data to find the answer they're in search of.
If this sounds like you, send Professor Ruths an email. In addition to the usual details, describe a really hard problem you solved and how you did it. Extra points if it involves social informatics.