July 29: Elizabeth
— Elizabeth presented some of her thesis work on methods for detecting communities in networks. The slides are available as a pdf file. groupmeeting29072008.pdf
Aug 12: Ongoing research summaries: 1) Soumen discussed his work with V. Filkov doing statistical analysis on biological networks. First an attribute vector is defined, spanning multiple network properties, then PCA is done to pick out most discriminating linear combination of features. Some initial results suggest eukaryotes and prokaryotes differ, but more biological data sets are needed to firmly conclude. 2) Daniel gave a great impromtu lecture on his airline networks research (details on “airnets” wiki section).
“Predicting Organism Phenotypes from Network Topologies Using
Complex Network Measures”