A Brief Introduction to the Theory of Networks

Prof. Gabriel Cwilich
Yeshiva University, New York, USA

DIPC seminar room

April 2017

In this series we covered some basic concepts of networks’ theory: their different metrics and measures at the local level and their large structure, and the most common mathematical techniques to study them.

We discussed theoretical models of networks (Poissonian, power-law distributions, configuration models, small-world model) and of network formation (including the Barabasi-Albert model of preferential attachment); and finally some processes in networks (percolation and network resilience and (time permitting) models of spreads of diseases.