Optimization of Robustness and Connectivity in Complex Networks

  • Shargel B
  • Sayama H
  • Epstein I
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Scale-free networks rely on a relatively small number of highly connected nodes to achieve a high degree of interconnectivity and robustness to random failure, but suffer from a high sensitivity to directed attack. In this paper we describe a parameterized family of networks and analyze their connectivity and sensitivity, identifying a network that has an interconnectedness closer to that of a scale-free network, a robustness to attack closer to that of an exponential network, and a resistance to failure better than that of either of those networks.

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  • Benjamin Shargel

  • Hiroki Sayama

  • Irving R. Epstein

  • Yaneer Bar-Yam

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