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LCN2 Seminar: Epidemic Spread on Networks

Piet Van Mieghem

Huygens Laboratory
Niels Bohrweg 2
2333 CA Leiden
Zaal HL214

Piet Van Mieghem

Piet Van Mieghem is professor at the Delft University of Technology with a chair in telecommunication networks and chairman of the section Network Architectures and Services (NAS) since 1998. His main research interests lie in the modelling and analysis of complex networks (such as infrastructural, biological, brain, social networks) and in new Internet-like architectures and algorithms for future communications networks.

Title: Epidemic Spread on Networks

Abstract: Epidemic models are increasingly used in real-world networks to understand diffusion phenomena (such as the spread of diseases, emotions, innovations, failures) or the transport of information (such as news, memes in social on-line networks and flows in functional brain networks). We will mainly focus on Susceptible-Infected-Susceptible (SIS) epidemics on networks. After a brief review of the SIS Markovian process on a graph, we will show why SIS epidemics on networks are so interesting and we will overview our recent developments.

About the LCN2 seminar: This talk is part of a series of seminars organized within an ongoing scientific initiative called "Leiden Complex Networks Network (LCN2), which aims at bringing together scientists with a common interest in both theoretical models and empirical analyses of complex networks and random graphs. The LCN2 community that is being established shares the approach of using networks for describing real-world complex systems and aims at developing related analytical and numerical methods, while also being open to other research approaches for studying complex systems. The talks are designed for a broad audience, allowing for constructive exchanges of ideas between scientists from different disciplines. After the talk, some drinks and simple snacks are provided.