Interdicting Low-Diameter Cohesive Subgroups in Large-Scale Social Networks

The s-clubs model cohesive social subgroups as vertex subsets that induce subgraphs of diameter at most s. In defender-attacker settings, for low values of s, they can represent tightly-knit communities whose operation is undesirable for the defender. For instance, in online social networks, large communities of malicious accounts can effectively propagate undesirable rumors. In this … Read more

Graph Signatures: Identification and Optimization

We introduce a new graph-theoretic paradigm called a graph signature that describes persistent patterns in a sequence of graphs. This framework is motivated by the need to detect subgraphs of significance in temporal networks, e.g., social and biological networks that evolve over time. Because the subgraphs of interest may not all “look alike” in the … Read more