YINS Distinguished Lecture, 4/1/15: "The hourglass (or bow-tie) effect in evolving hierarchical networks"

YINS Distinguished Lecture, 4/1/15: "The hourglass (or bow-tie) effect in evolving hierarchical networks"

Talk Summary: 

Several natural and technological systems and processes can be modeled as hourglass-like hierarchical networks. This is true for biological development, metabolism, the structure of the Internet’s protocol stack and the call-graph in Linux. This talk will investigate the reasons behind this pattern and what it means for the function and evolution of the corresponding systems.

Speaker: 
Constantine Dovrolis
Professor at the College of Computing of the Georgia Institute of Technology
Bio: 

Dr. Dovrolis’s research interests include internet economics, understanding the evolution of the internet ecosystem, measurement tools for the detection of network neutrality violations, the scalability of inter-domain internet routing, and network science methods and applications.