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1 Emergence of Scaling in Random Networks Barabasi & Albert Science, 1999 Routing map of the internet

2 What is a network?  A graph is : an ordered pair G = (V,E) comprising a set V of vertices or nodes together with a set E of edges or lines, which are 2-element subsets of V  A set of elements together with interactions between them  Representation: a set of dots connected with (directed) lines

3 Where networks arise?  Computer networks Internet, LAN, Token-ring, 1553  Biology Gene regulation, food chain, metabolic networks  Data storage structures: WWW, data-base trees  Power transmition Electric power grid, hydraulic transmition  Social interaction Citation patterns, friendships, professional hierarchy  Computation Flow field computation, stress field computation

4 Internet routing map, 1999

5 Power grid, USA, 2001

6 Sexual / Romantic partners network Bearman, Moody, Stovel. Chains of Affection: The Structure of Adolescent Romantic and Sexual Networks. AJS, 2004 Jefferson High, Columbus, Ohio

7 Metabolic network of E. Coli

8 Organization chart

9 Large-scale, “natural” networks  How “random” are “natural” networks (WWW, internet, gene regulation, …) “natural” ~ no apriori structure defined  What are the key characteristics of natural networks?

10 What is “Random Network”?  Random network – ensemble of many possible networks: Fixed or unfixed number of vertices (dots) Fixed or unfixed number of edges (lines) Any two vertices have some probability of being connected  Key notion: node connectivity connectivity = number of connections  First model – Erdos & Renyi, 1947

11 ER random network model  Network model: a random network between n nodes: Fix the number of vertices to n For each possible connection between vertices v and u, connect with probability p  P(rank=k) =

12 ER random network model  Features Every node has appr. same number of connections connectivity is scale- dependent!  Tree-like!

13 Internet-like network evolution

14 ER model and real life  Real-life networks are scale-free: Connectivity follows power-law: P(k) ~ k γ γ = 2.1…4 ○ very low connection numbers are possible Actor collaboration N=212e3, =29, γ=2.3 WWW N=325e3, =5.5, γ=2.1 Power grid N=5e3, =2.7, γ=4

15 ER model VS. Scale-free network  ER: same average number of connections per node – tree- like  SF: hubs present – few nodes with large number of connections – hierarchy!

16 ER model VS. Scale-free network  Adjacency matrix A: Number the nodes from 1 to N If v p connected to v q, put 1 in a pq 1 2 3 4 5 6

17 ER model VS. Scale-free network  Adjacency matrix of ER: ~ uniform distribution of 1’s  Adjacency matrix of SF: 1’s lumped in columns & rows for few nodes ERSF

18 Barabasi model  Goal: generation of random network with “scale-free” property 1. Number of edges – not fixed Continuous growth 2. Preferential attachment Prob. of a new node to attach to existing one rises with rank of node P(attach to node V) ~ rank(V)

19 Barabasi Model  Produces scale-free networks Scale-free distribution – time-invariant. Stays the same as more nodes added

20 Barabasi Model  Removal of either assumptions destroys scale-free property: Without node addition with time → fully connected network after enough time Without preferential attachment → exponential connectivity

21 ER Vs. Barabasi  Graph diameter: the average length of shortest distance between any two vertices  For same number of connections and nodes, ER has larger diameter than scale-free networks No small-world in ER!

22 Scale-free Network features Network diameter % of “damaged” nodes  Robustness to random failure  Susceptibility to deliberate attack Failure = removal of random node Attack = removal of highly- connected node

23 Scale-free Network features  “Small-world” phenomenon, or: “6 degrees of separation”  Stanley Milgram, 1967, Psychology today

24 Small-world experiment  Experiment: send a package from Nebraska and Kansas (central US) to Boston, to a person the sender doesn’t know Motivation: great distance – social and geographical  Only 64 of 296 packages were delivered  For delivered packages: average path length ~ 6

25 Google search Brin & Page, 1998; Kleinberg, 1999  Pages are ranked according to incoming links Incoming link from a high-score page is more valuable  Meaning: after random clicks, a user will be on high-ranked page  Prefers old, well-connected pages

26 Google search

27 Erdos & Bacon Number  Erdos number: “collaborative distance” of a mathematician from Paul Erdos Average: ~6 Kahenman, Auman: 3  Bacon Number: “collaborative distance” of an actor from Kevin Bacon Average: ~3

28 Summary  Many real-life, large-scale networks exhibit a scale-free distribution of connectivity  Distribution is power-law Similar powers for networks of different types Small-world phenomenon  Key features to enable free-scale property: Addition of new nodes Preferential attachment

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