Multilayer networks: a new framework for complex systems

Thursday, 15 December 2016

3:00 p.m.

ISI Red Room

Ginestra Bianconi, Queen Mary's College, London

Multilayer networks describe interacting complex systems formed by different interacting networks. Multilayer networks are ubiquitous and include social networks, financial markets, multimodal transportation systems, infrastructures, the brain and the cell. Multilayer networks cannot be reduced to a large single network. In this talk I will present first recent results showing how we can extract from multilayer networks more relevant information than from its single layer taken in isolation. Secondly I will provide evidence that dynamical processes on multilayer networks can display very novel properties that reflect the rich interplay between structure and multiplexity. Specifically interesting and novel aspects of percolation and epidemic spreading on multilayer networks will be discussed.