19-22 October 2011
Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke VA
US/Eastern timezone
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A simple model for studying interacting networks

22 Oct 2011, 12:21
12m
Crystal Ballroom B (Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke VA)

Crystal Ballroom B

Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke VA

Speaker

Wenjia Liu (Virginia Tech)

Description

The characteristics of single networks, whether physical, biological or social, are well known. However, many of these networks function not only in isolation, but also coupled to each other. So far, little is known about such "interacting networks." Here, we consider two coupled systems, modeling social networks with a preferred number of friends. We first report on the (statistical) properties of the stationary state of a single network, which consists of a fixed set of nodes and a stochastically varying set of links (generated according to a preferred degree, kappa). Next, we investigate the effects of coupling two such networks (with different kappas) by various means. Findings using both analytic and simulation techniques will be presented and potential consequences for real networks will be discussed.

Co-authors

Beate Schmittmann (Virginia Tech) R. K. P. Zia (Virginia Tech) Shivakumar Jolad (Virginia Tech)

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