Computational Study of the Dynamics of Rumor Propagation in a Work.

Date of Submission

December 2013

Date of Award

Winter 12-12-2014

Institute Name (Publisher)

Indian Statistical Institute

Document Type

Master's Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Technology

Subject Name

Computer Science


Advance Computing and Microelectronics Unit (ACMU-Kolkata)


Nandy, Subhas Chandra (ACMU-Kolkata; ISI)

Abstract (Summary of the Work)

In this thesis, I have computationally studied the propagation of rumors in a social scenario that is existent on a 2D-plane on a regular Lattice. The computational aspect of the study makes use of the Monte-Carlo Simulation technique to define local interaction criteria among the interacting subjects and the global spatio-temporal behavior of the Enclosed system is observed. The discrete time dynamical systems based on epidemiological models with adequate delays are used for the study. The results of the discrete time simulations and the characteristics of the model are analyzed and reported. Further work of focusing on formalizing the underlying stochasticity is proposed by means of a new realistic model of which only simulation based results are reported.


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