A Survey on Optimization Studies of Group Centrality Metrics

Centrality metrics have become a popular concept in network science and optimization. Over the years, centrality has been used to assign importance and identify influential elements in various settings, including transportation, infrastructure, biological, and social networks, among others. That said, most of the literature has focused on nodal versions of centrality. Recently, group counterparts of … Read more

Finding Groups with Maximum Betweenness Centrality via Integer Programming with Random Path Sampling

One popular approach to access the importance/influence of a group of nodes in a network is based on the notion of centrality. For a given group, its group betweenness centrality is computed, first, by evaluating a ratio of shortest paths between each node pair in a network that are “covered” by at least one node … Read more

The Stochastic Pseudo-Star Degree Centrality Problem

We introduce the stochastic pseudo-star degree centrality problem, which focuses on a novel probabilistic group-based centrality metric. The goal is to identify a feasible induced pseudo-star, which is defined as a collection of nodes forming a star network with a certain probability, such that it maximizes the sum of the individual probabilities of unique assignments … Read more