Faculté des sciences

Identifying influential spreaders by weighted LeaderRank

Li, Qian ; Zhou, Tao ; Lü, Linyuan ; Chen, Duanbing

In: Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 2014, vol. 404, p. 47–55

Identifying influential spreaders is crucial for understanding and controlling spreading processes on social networks. Via assigning degree-dependent weights onto links associated with the ground node, we proposed a variant to a recent ranking algorithm named LeaderRank (Lü et al., 2011). According to the simulations on the standard SIR model, the weighted LeaderRank performs better than... More

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    Identifying influential spreaders is crucial for understanding and controlling spreading processes on social networks. Via assigning degree-dependent weights onto links associated with the ground node, we proposed a variant to a recent ranking algorithm named LeaderRank (Lü et al., 2011). According to the simulations on the standard SIR model, the weighted LeaderRank performs better than LeaderRank in three aspects: (i) the ability to find out more influential spreaders; (ii) the higher tolerance to noisy data; and (iii) the higher robustness to intentional attacks.