Computational and Visual Network Analysis

5 credits

This course provides an introduction to the variety of analytical methods for relational data, i.e., graphs and networks. Such data types are applied for numerous tasks within computer science, software engineering, and other domains such as social sciences, bioinformatics, security, etc.
This course addresses three perspectives: 1) computational network analysis, e.g., automatic identification of the most influential nodes; 2) graph drawing for automatic layout of nodes and edges; and 3) information visualization for interactive representation and exploration of networks and associated data. After finishing the course, the students should be able to choose and develop the most suitable visual network analytic technique for the given task.

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.

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Build your own degree

Did you know that you can combine single-subject courses to build your own degree? In this way, you can design your own degree based on your interests and the career you are aiming for. This does not apply to all courses so make sure to check with a study counsellor at the faculty. Learn more about how you can build your own degree and become unique on the labour market.