Web Science and Technology (WebST) is a new emerging discipline that takes the Web as its primary object of study and engineering. Exploring the interactions among the complex technical, engineering, and social aspects of the Web, our graduate-level program rests on computing technologies to build and extend the Web, engineering techniques to develop large-scale applications, and analytical methodologies for understanding its nature and impact on various aspects of human society.
Being the largest human information construct in history, the Web can be seen as the brain of the man kinds. One can draw an analogy between WebST and Brain Science and Engineering (BSC) as they both tackle complex network structures at different levels of abstraction and deal with data/information/knowledge flows internally as well as in conjunction with the surroundings. Yet WebST differs from BSC because it interacts with completely autonomous and massively parallel human populations. A fundamental question for WebST is in what ways the Web has to evolve to best serve human beings.
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