Complex networks are universal, arising in fields as disparate as sociology, physics and biology. In the past decade, extensive research into the properties and behaviors of complex systems has uncovered surprising commonalities among the topologies of different systems. Attempts to explain these similarities have led to the ongoing development and refinement of network models and graph-theoretical analysis techniques with which to characterize and understand complexity. In this tutorial, we demonstrate through illustrative examples, how network measures and models have contributed to the elucidation of the organization of complex systems.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Modeling and Simulation
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Applied Mathematics