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Societally-useful applications of Networks

Aravind Srinivasan writes:

I am teaching a new grad course on Networks in the Fall, and would like to include some societally-useful applications of networks as possible projects for the students (can be theory, very applied, or anywhere in the middle); these would be among a menu of choices available to the students. Could you please let me know if you have any suggestions? Of course, I will be happy to suggest anything useful that came out of my course, if you are interested.

I am interested, and it’s a fun/important thing to think about the societal value of your work periodically (not that I get to work on networks very much these days). I’ll put my response “below the fold”, in case you want to come up with your own list first. Continue reading

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