Über den Autor
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.
Part 1: Complex Communication Networksn1. Network Traffic and Routingn2. Optimization in Designing Complex Communication Networksn3. Robustness and Vulnerabilityn4. Resilience of the Internet to Random and Intentional Breakdownn5. Network Interdependency and Cascading Failuresn6. Searching in Complex Networksn nPart 2: Online Social Networksn1. Internet-scale Measurement and Analysis of Online Communitiesn2. Correlation of Different Types of Social Networksn3. Social Media Analysis: Blogs and Friendship Networksn4. Implication of Social Networks on Networks and Distributed System Designn5. Algorithms and Theoretical Analysis of Several Problems in Online Social Networksn6. Security and Privacy: Optimization Perspectivesn7. Diffusion and Viral Propagation in Online Social Networksn8. Networks emerging from Internet services and portals: e-mail, p2p, blogs, Friendster, LinkedIn, ...n9. Social influencen nPart 3: Dynamic and Evolution Aspectsn1. Mobile Social Networksn2. Security and Virus Propagationn3. Information sharing and forwardingn4. Network Traffic Dynamicsn5. Dynamic Models for Human Behaviorn6. Evolution and stability of social structures n7. Phases and predictions in social network evolution
Complex Social Networks is a newly emerging (hot) topic with applications in a variety of domains, such as communication networks, engineering networks, social networks, and biological networks. In the last decade, there has been an explosive growth of research on complex real-world networks, a theme that is becoming pervasive in many disciplines, ranging from mathematics and computer science to the social and biological sciences.
Optimization of complex communication networks requires a deep understanding of the interplay between the dynamics of the physical network and the information dynamics within the network.
Although there are a few books addressing social networks or complex networks, none of them has specially focused on the optimization perspective of studying these networks. This book provides the basic theory of complex networks with several new mathematical approaches and optimization techniques to design and analyze dynamic complex networks.
A wide range of applications and optimization problems derived from research areas such as cellular and molecular chemistry, operations research, brain physiology, epidemiology, and ecology.
This is the first publication of results and articles that study complex network systems from an optimization perspectivePresents the most recent research developments in the study of optimization in complex social and communication networksIncludes new research on optimization techniques applied to online social networks and online media