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Evolution of Spatial Networks - Marc Barthelemy

16:00 - 17:30 29 November 2012

Location: Roberts Building Room 106


Many networks have a spatial component: transportation and mobility networks, Internet, power grids, social networks, neural networks are all examples where space is relevant and where topology alone does not contain all the information about these graphs. In addition, these networks evolve and grow in time and we have to face the difficulty of measuring and characterizing their evolution, and to extract useful information. I will illustrate these various problems and present some recent results on two case studies: the evolution of a road network and the evolution of the largest world subway networks.