After a year of absence I am bringing back the Back to Basic Weekend Reading Series. We'll continue to look at the fundamental works of Computer Science and Engineering, and other interesting technical works.
We will start this year with a topic that spans many sciences: that of complex networks. It is relevant to everything from biology, life sciences, social sciences to computer engineering. There is no one better suitable to teach us about the fundamentals of complex networks than Steven Strogatz, the well known author and applied mathematics professor from Cornell University. You can find much of Steven's work on his personal website. In 2001 he published a review paper on complex networks in Nature that is a must read if you want to learn about (or revisit) this topic:
Exploring Complex Networks Steven Strogatz in Nature 410, 268-276 (8 March 2001)