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Network Analysis in Python: Getting Started

by Artur Krochin

Network science is an underutilized part of data science. This course will empower you to leverage the network data your company has. You'll learn about network wrangling and visualization, centralities, communities, and machine learning techniques.

What you'll learn

Companies have amassed terabytes of data that can be represented as networks. However, due to a lack of data professionals skilled in network methods, this data is being underutilized. The aim of this course is to fix that and empower you to be able to reason about and build products based on networks. In this course, Network Analysis in Python: Getting Started, you'll gain the foundational skills needed to analyze networks using Python. First, you'll learn about the origins of network science and its relation to graph theory, as well as practical skills in manipulating graphs in NetworkX. Next, you'll explore how to create beautiful and illustrative visualizations of networks using the native capabilities of NetworkX and Bokeh. Then, you'll deep dive into centrality and community detection algorithms. Finally, you'll enrich your machine learning toolbox by learning about network embeddings. By the end of the course, you'll have learned how to conduct your own analysis of networks, how to visualize networks, and even how to build an advanced friendship prediction engine using network science and machine learning.

About the author

Having worked in a variety of industries ranging from energy to telecommunications as a Data Scientist, Artur is now helping build the future of digital banking at Revolut, where his job is to design intelligent models to fight financial crime.

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