[NRG] Reminder: NRG Meeting: Walking Around in a Changing World: Understa... @ Mon Mar 4, 2013 11am - 12pm (NRG Calendar)

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Title: NRG Meeting: Walking Around in a Changing World: Understanding  
Random Walks on Dynamic Graphs (Daniel Figueiredo)
Presenter: Daniel Figueiredo (visitor professor)

Title:Walking Around in a Changing World: Understanding Random Walks on  
Dynamic Graphs

The growing interest in understanding how things connect and the importance  
of connectedness on various processes has lead to a large and  
multidisciplinary body of work over the past decade. A fundamental aspect  
is its dynamic nature as all networks constructed by nature or man suffer  
structural changes over some time-scale. Random walks are a fundamental  
building block for understanding networks and have been applied to problems  
related to clustering, ranking, searching and routing. Its relatively  
well-understood behavior on a static network and algorithmic simplicity  
support its prominent role as a building block for different mechanisms.  
However, very little is known about their behavior on dynamic networks. In  
this talk we present a general modeling framework for dynamic networks and  
continuous time random walks. We then analyze the long-term behavior  
(steady state) of the
walker on dynamic networks and show it to be non-trivial, in striking  
contrast to the static case. However, we characterize its steady state  
behavior for three general special cases: (i) walker rate is much faster or  
slower than network dynamics (time-scale separability); (ii) walker is  
proportional to the degree of the node it resides on
(coupled dynamics); (iii) degrees of nodes in the same connected component  
are identical (structural restriction). Finally, we apply our framework to  
mobile wireless networks and show interesting properties in this scenario  
that could be explored in the design of algorithms.

Joint work with: Philippe Nain, Bruno Ribeiro, Edmundo de Souza e Silva,  
Don Towsley.

Daniel R. Figueiredo received a MSc and PhD degree in Computer Science
from the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) in 2005. He worked as  
a post-doc researcher at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne  
(EPFL). In 2007, he joined the Computer Science and Systems Engineering  
Department at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil where  
he currently holds an associate professor position. He has a Research  
Productivity Fellowship (since 2009) granted by CNPq to academics in Brazil  
and is a member (since 2010) of the Young Scientist Program granted by  
FAPERJ to academics in the state of Rio de Janeiro. He is mainly interested  
in topics related to Network Science and in particular, Internet  
applications and mathematical modeling of networked systems.
When: Mon Mar 4, 2013 11am – 12pm Eastern Time
Where: MCS-148, 111 Cummington Mall, Boston, MA 02215
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