Social Networks Analysis: Consensus or Disagreement?
Apr 21, 2016
from 10:00 to 11:00
|Salle des séminaires B208, gipsa-lab, Grenoble
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The number of dynamic models which describe social group dynamics is currently growing. Their properties are not yet deeply investigated from the systems and control-theoretic viewpoint. In particular, some basic questions concerning identification, stability, convergence and resilience still remain unsolved. Furthermore, the usefulness of these models to describe the behavior of large groups in real social networks is still a widely open issue. This lecture will address these questions, and also provide connections between dynamic models of social networks and centrality measures in complex networks.
Roberto Tempo is currently a Director of Research of Systems and Computer Engineering at the institute IEIIT, National Research Council (CNR), Politecnico di Torino, Italy. His research activities are mainly focused on the analysis and design of complex systems with uncertainty, and various related applications within information technology, which include the PageRank computation in the Google search engine, opinion dynamics in social networks and distributed localization of wireless sensor networks. On these topics, he has published more than 200 research papers in international journals, books and conferences. He is also a co-author of the book "Randomized Algorithms for Analysis and Control of Uncertain Systems,''Springer-Verlag, London, published in two editions in 2005 and 2013.
Dr. Tempo is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Fellow of the IFAC. He is a recipient of the "IEEE Control Systems Magazine Outstanding Paper Award", of the "Automatica Outstanding Paper Prize Award" and of the "Distinguished Member Award" from the IEEE Control Systems Society. He is a Corresponding Member of the Academy of Sciences, Institute of Bologna, Italy, Class Engineering Sciences.
In 2010 Dr. Tempo was President of the IEEE Control Systems Society. He is currently serving as Editor-in-Chief of Automatica. He has been a Senior Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control in 2011-2014 and Editor for Technical Notes and Correspondence of the same journal in 2005-2009. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Systems & Control: Foundations & Applications, Birkhauser. He was General Co-Chair for the IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Florence, Italy, 2013 and Program Chair of the first joint IEEE Conference on Decision and Control and European Control Conference, Seville, Spain, 2005.