[PAST EVENT] Yunhan Long: Applied Science Dissertation Defense
August 25, 2014
2pm - 4pm
LocationSmall Hall, Room 235
300 Ukrop Way
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Abstract: The spread of diseases and opinions has profoundly affected the development of human societies. The structure of the underlying social network may change as a result of individuals changing their social connections in response to an ongoing epidemic or opinion spreading, either for self-protection or as an expression of personal values. The interaction of spreading processes and the underlying network structure has been a focus of many recent studies. In this dissertation, we construct models to better incorporate heterogeneous responses to disease spread and attempted opinion spread.