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LCN2 Seminar: Processes on networks

Friday 29 June 2018
Gorlaeus Building
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden
Science club

June 2018 seminar

Speaker: Hugo Touchette
Title: Processes on networks: From football to epidemics

Abstract:  I will present some research that I have done on football graphs and the large deviations of random walks on random graphs. The two topics are unrelated, but exemplify different aspects of stochastic processes evolving on networks, which have been actively studied in recent years in relation to search algorithms and epidemic spreading, among many other applications. An active area of research now is the study of atypical properties or fluctuations of such processes, which can arise either from the atypical behaviour of the process itself or of the supporting network.

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. During and after the talk, some drinks and simple snacks are provided.

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