May 19th, 2011
In Honor of the 2011 Computer Science Graduates
join us on Sunday, May 29, 2:00-4:00 p.m. in King 223 for refreshments
to congratulate our Computer Science Major Graduates.
Brendan Chambers, Michael Craig, Kriti Godey, Sean Hanson, Jason Kimmel, Sam Lawton, Nitun Poddar, Thomas Ramfjord, Garrett Robinson, Kiron Roy, Daniel Spencer.
We wish all of them a bright and prosperous future!
May 3rd, 2011
Prof. David Liben-Nowell, Carleton College
David Liben-Nowell, Associate Professor of Carleton College
” You Can Pick Your (Best) Friends”
FRIDAY May 6 4:30 King 221
In this talk, he will present some results from a recent collaboration with evolutionary psychologists and computer scientists on questions of how people choose friends and prioritize among those friends. Specifically, he will describe analysis of large samples of MySpace profiles containing “Top Friends” lists, in which an individual selects a small subset of his or her friends and organizes them into a ranked order of that individual’s choice. Different classes of behavioral hypotheses give rise to very different graph-theoretic structures in the best-friend network, and we can use these ranking data to provide supporting evidence for some of these theories.