Category Archives: Network theory

Networlds – Networks and Philosophy from Experience to Meaning

Imagine the world, and everything in it, composed of networks. This book shows how it’s possible to see the world around us in precisely this way. Starting from everyday, lived experience, using accessible language, and requiring no prior knowledge of … Continue reading

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Controllability of Complex Networks

The ultimate proof of our understanding of natural or technological systems is reflected in our ability to control them. Although control theory offers mathematical tools for steering engineered and natural systems towards a desired state, a framework to control complex … Continue reading

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Collective Response of Human Populations to Large- Scale Emergencies

Despite recent advances in uncovering the quantitative features of stationary human activity patterns, many applications, from pandemic prediction to emergency response, require an understanding of how these patterns change when the population encounters unfamiliar conditions. To explore societal response to … Continue reading

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Uncovering the Role of Elementary Processes in Network Evolution

The growth and evolution of networks has elicited considerable interest from the scientific community and a number of mechanistic models have been proposed to explain their observed degree distributions. Various microscopic processes have been incorporated in these models, among them, … Continue reading

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Community Structure of Complex Networks

Community structure is a salient structural characteristic of many real-world networks. Communities are generally hierarchical, overlapping, multi-scale and coexist with other types of structural regularities of networks. This poses major challenges for conventional methods of community detection. This book will … Continue reading

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Human Mobility, Social Ties, and Link Prediction

Our understanding of how individual mobility patterns shape and impact the social network is limited, but is essential for a deeper understanding of network dynamics and evolution. This question is largely unexplored, partly due to the difficulty in obtaining large-scale … Continue reading

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Geographic Constraints on Social Network Groups

Social groups are fundamental building blocks of human societies. While our social interactions have always been constrained by geography, it has been impossible, due to practical difficulties, to evaluate the nature of this restriction on social group structure. We construct … Continue reading

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Linked: The New Science of Networks

Linked: How Everything is Connected to Everything Else and What it Means for Business, Science, and Everyday Life. Reductionism was the driving force behind much of the twentieth century’s scientific research. To comprehend nature, it tells us, we first must … Continue reading

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Network Science

Professor Barabási’s talk described how the tools of network science can help understand the Web’s structure, development and weaknesses. The Web is an information network, in which the nodes are documents (at the time of writing over one trillion of … Continue reading

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The Structure and Dynamics of Networks

From the Internet to networks of friendship, disease transmission, and even terrorism, the concept–and the reality–of networks has come to pervade modern society. But what exactly is a network? What different types of networks are there? Why are they interesting, … Continue reading

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