Problems in large graphs representing social networks
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- Managing the data deluge for Big Data, Internet-of-Things and/or Industry 4.0 environments
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- Competition Funded Project (Students Worldwide)
This research project is one of a number of projects at this institution. It is in competition for funding with one or more of these projects. Usually the project which receives the best applicant will be awarded the funding. Applications for this project are welcome from suitably qualified candidates worldwide. Funding may only be available to a limited set of nationalities and you should read the full department and project details for further information.
A number of interesting problems nowadays can be modelled by large graphs. For example, web links constitute a graph (google and the pagerank algorithm exploit properties of this graph), also facebook friendships, paper citation patterns and many more. In more technical settings, similar graphs could be used to model patterns of communication for moving vehicles setting ad hoc networks on the road (known as VANETS). In all these situations, there are several issues related to the extraction of knowledge that could be used to understand and provide good services related to the above scenarios. I am happy to discuss and shape a project in this area.
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