Friday, July 30, 2021
Note: I didn't post this yesterday because I wanted to wait until the deal with the Nationals was done, rather than being something that the Dodgers were "finalizing".
Tuesday, July 27, 2021
Friday, July 16, 2021
My current Mathematics Genealogy (with doctoral students only): https://t.co/EAOiY0tasi— Mason Porter (@masonporter) July 16, 2021
My MGP page (24 doctoral students): https://t.co/p35XlLXjoA
Current doctoral students: Abby Hickok, Grace Li, Jerry Luo, Kaiyan Peng, Mina Shahi
Also: I can't wait to have grandstudents! pic.twitter.com/dOU2wviu1V
Thursday, July 08, 2021
Title: Tie-Decay Networks in Continuous Timeand Eigenvector-Based Centralities
Authors: Walid Ahmad, Mason A. Porter, and Mariano Beguerisse-Díaz
Abstract: Network theory is a useful framework for studying interconnected systems of interacting entities. Many networked systems evolve continuously in time, but most existing methods for the analysis of time-dependent networks rely on discrete or discretized time. In this paper, we propose an approach for studying networks that evolve in continuous time by distinguishing between interactions, which we model as discrete contacts, and ties, which encode the strengths of relationships over time. To illustrate our tie-decay network formalism, we adapt the well-known PageRank centrality score to our tie-decay framework in a mathematically tractable and computationally efficient way. We apply this framework to a synthetic example and then use it to study a network of retweets during the 2012 National Health Service controversy in the United Kingdom. Our work also provides guidance for similar generalizations of other tools from network theory to continuous-time networks with tie decay, including for applications to streaming data.