IAM-PIMS Distinguished Colloquium: Michele Benzi

  • Date: 03/10/2014
  • Time: 15:00
Michele Benzi, Emory University

University of British Columbia


Complex Networks for Mathematicians


etwork Science is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary area at the intersection of mathematics, computer science, and a multitude of disciplines from the natural and life sciences to the social sciences and even the humanities. Network analysis methods are now widely used in proteomics, in the study of social networks (both human and animal), in finance, in ecology, in bibliometric studies, in archeology, and in a host of other fields.
In this talk I will introduce the audience to some of the mathematical and computational problems and methods of complex networks, with an emphasis on the basic notions of centrality and communicability. More specifically, I will describe some of the problems in large-scale numerical linear algebra arising in this area, and how they differ from the corresponding problems encountered in more traditional applications of numerical analysis.
The talk will be accessible to students, requiring only a modest background in linear algebra and graph theory.

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Location: LSK 460