Handbook of Optimization in Complex Networks: Communication and Social Networks

Handbook of Optimization in Complex Networks: Communication and Social Networks


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ISBN-13: 9781489999672
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 03/03/2014
Series: Springer Optimization and Its Applications , #58
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.05(d)

About the Author

Panos Pardalos is Distinguished Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Florida. He is also affiliated faculty member of the Computer Science Department, the Hellenic Studies Center, and the Biomedical Engineering Program. He is also the director of the Center for Applied Optimization. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Global Optimization, Journal of Optimization Letters, and Computational Management Science. In addition, he is the managing editor of several book series, and a member of the editorial board of several international journals. He is the author of 8 books and the editor of several books. He has written numerous articles and developed several well known software packages. His recent research interests include network design problems, optimization in telecommunications, e-commerce, data mining, biomedical applications, and massive computing.

My T. Thai is an Associate Professor in the Computer & Information Science & Engineering department at the University of Florida. Her research interests are centered on the Combinatorial Optimization and its connection to Networks, including communication networks, online social networks, wireless sensor networks, and biological networks. The results of her work have been published in about 60 articles and 4 books since 2005. She has engaged in many professional activities, serving many conferences such as being a conference chair of COCOON 2010 and DIS 2011. She is an associate editor of Journal of Combinatorial Optimization (JOCO), Optimization Letters, and Ad Hoc & Wireless Sensor Networks journal. She is also a guest editor of several other journals and a series editor of Springer Briefs in Optimization. She has received many research awards including a Provost's Excellence Award for Assistant Professors at the University of Florida, a DoD Young Investigator Award, and an NSF CAREER Award.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Complex Communication Networks
1. Network Traffic and Routing
2. Optimization in Designing Complex Communication Networks
3. Robustness and Vulnerability
4. Resilience of the Internet to Random and Intentional Breakdown
5. Network Interdependency and Cascading Failures
6. Searching in Complex Networks

Part 2: Online Social Networks
1. Internet-scale Measurement and Analysis of Online Communities
2. Correlation of Different Types of Social Networks
3. Social Media Analysis: Blogs and Friendship Networks
4. Implication of Social Networks on Networks and Distributed System Design
5. Algorithms and Theoretical Analysis of Several Problems in Online Social Networks
6. Security and Privacy: Optimization Perspectives
7. Diffusion and Viral Propagation in Online Social Networks
8. Networks emerging from Internet services and portals: e-mail, p2p, blogs, Friendster, LinkedIn, ...
9. Social influence

Part 3: Dynamic and Evolution Aspects
1. Mobile Social Networks
2. Security and Virus Propagation
3. Information sharing and forwarding
4. Network Traffic Dynamics
5. Dynamic Models for Human Behavior
6. Evolution and stability of social structures
7. Phases and predictions in social network evolution

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