The PageRank Algorithm


Thursday 25 Nov 12pm-1pm AEDT


Online - virtual


Google is widely attributed to its initial use of the PageRank Algorithm developed in the late 1990s by Stanford University PhD students Sergey Brin and Lawrence Page. Although its primary purpose was to rank web pages, the PageRank Algorithm can be used to rank nodes on any directed graph and, in particular, it can be applied to social networks of all kinds.

In this talk, Peter shall discuss the mathematical ideas in the 1999 paper `The PageRank Citation Ranking: Bringing Order to the Web’ by Lawrence Page, Sergey Brin, Rajeev Motwani and Terry Winograd. This is the paper in which the authors first published the ideas that turned into the PageRank algorithm.

This public lecture will be 45 minute presentation followed by Q & A.

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