Friday, November 19, 2021
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
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Dr. Peter Mucha
Jack Byrne Distinguished Professor in Mathematics, Dartmouth College
Title: Selected Adventures in Supervised Classification with Network Data
Real-world networks are neither completely random nor fully regular, frequently containing recurring structural features. To what extent do different features distinguish networks from different domains? Are these differences at the level of the large-scale network organization or in local neighborhoods? Can individual nodes be accurately classified in terms of node-level features? Can missing information on node pairs be filled in to predict links? In this talk, we will survey a small collection of papers that attempt to address difficult questions like these in terms of relatively simple network measures.
Peter Mucha arrived at Dartmouth in Summer 2021 as part of The Jack Byrne Academic Cluster in Mathematics and Decision Science. His research includes a variety of topics in the mathematics of networks, including network representations of data, community detection, and modeling dynamics on and of networks. His group's activities are fundamentally interdisciplinary, applying tools of network analysis and data science in collaborations across the mathematical, physical, life, and social sciences.