Location: Bowdoin / Mohammad Irfan

Computer Science

Mohammad T. Irfan

Assistant Professor of Digital and Computational Studies and Computer Science

Contact Information

mirfan@bowdoin.edu
207-725-3719
Digital And Comp Studies

Visual Arts Center - 309



Teaching this semester

CSCI 2350/DCS 2350. Social and Economic Networks

Examines the social and economic aspects of today's connected world from a multitude of perspectives; namely, network science, sociology, economics, and computer science. The fundamental questions to be addressed are: What does a real-world network look like? What are its effects on various social and behavioral phenomena, such as smoking, obesity, or even videos going viral? How does Google search the Internet and make money doing so? Studies economic implications of networks, including networked economies and markets. Also debates the issue of centrality in networks. No programming background required; basics of probability theory and matrix algebra required.

CSCI 3210. Computational Game Theory

Advanced algorithms course with a focus on game theory. Topics include computational complexity, linear programming, approximation algorithms, and algorithms for solving games. Game theory, also known as the mathematical theory of strategic interactions, rose to prominence due to its applicability to a variety of strategic scenarios ranging from markets and auctions to kidney exchanges to social influence. These scenarios often involve complex interactions in large-scale systems, giving rise to many computational questions, including: how algorithms for certain games are devised; how local interactions lead to global outcomes; how individual choices, such as selfishness, impact outcomes.



Mohammad T. Irfan - Bowdoin College

Education

  • PhD in Computer Science, Stony Brook University, 2013
  • MS in Computer Science and Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2006
  • BS in Computer Science and Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, 2004

Research Interests

  • Computational game theory and economics; image analysis of art



Personal website: bowdoin.edu/~mirfan/