Systems InnovationAug 6, 20164 minNetwork ParadigmAll models and theories are like windows onto the world. None of them are perfect. They all enable us to see some things but also inhibit...

Systems InnovationMay 6, 20164 minNetwork ScienceNetwork science is the area of science and mathematics that tries to analyze and interpret networks based upon data and the use of comput...

Systems InnovationMay 2, 20163 minGraph TheoryGraph Theory In the formal language of mathematics, a network is called a graph, and graph theory is the area of mathematics that studies...

Systems InnovationMay 1, 20163 minDegree of ConnectivityThe degree of connectivity to a node in a network is a measure of the number of in and out links the node has to other nodes. This degree...

Systems InnovationApr 6, 20163 minNetwork TopologyNetwork topology refers to the overall make-up and structure to a network, with the word topology meaning the way in which constituent pa...

Systems InnovationFeb 6, 20164 minNetwork ConnectivityNetwork Connectivity One of the defining features of a network is its overall degree of connectivity, which might qualify as the defining...

Systems InnovationFeb 4, 20164 minNetwork DiameterThe size of a network is important not so much because of the sheer quantity of elements we are dealing with, but more because it sets th...

Systems InnovationJan 6, 20163 minNetwork Degree DistributionNetwork Degree Distribution A key parameter to the make-up of any network is the network’s degree distribution. Degree distribution tries...

Systems InnovationJan 3, 20163 minNetwork ClusteringThe way in which a network is connected plays a large part in how we analyze and interpret it. When analyzing connectedness and clusterin...

Systems InnovationJan 1, 201611 minNetwork DynamicsThe study of how networks form, grow and change over time is a relatively new area of research, but it is critical to understand how to f...

Systems InnovationMay 6, 20155 minNetwork RobustnessNetwork Robustness Robustness & resilience are often thought of in terms of a system’s capacity to maintain functionality in the face of ...

Systems InnovationMay 6, 20155 minNetwork Diffusion & ContagionHow something spreads across a network is a key question of interest when analyzing many different networks, the classical example of thi...

Systems InnovationMay 6, 20154 minCentralized & Power Law NetworksCentralized & Power Law Networks Centralized networks represent networks with a very high degree distribution, meaning in this type of ne...

Systems InnovationMay 6, 20153 minDecentralized & Small World NetworksA decentralized network is one without any overall dominant central hub. But instead, a network that has some nodes with a higher degree ...

Systems InnovationMay 6, 20154 minRandom & Distributed NetworksA random network is more formally termed the Erdős–Rényi random graph model, so named after two mathematicians who first introduced a set...

Systems InnovationMay 6, 20153 minNetwork CentralityNetwork Centrality Centrality is a measure that tells us how influential or significant a node is within the overall network.1 This conce...

Systems InnovationJan 7, 20154 minNetwork EffectsThe network effect arises when users gain value from others using the same network. The more people that join the more value for everyone...

Systems InnovationJan 7, 20152 minComplex ContagionComplex contagion is the phenomenon in social networks in which multiple sources of exposure to some alteration are required before an in...

Systems InnovationJan 7, 20152 minMultiplex NetworksA multiplex network is a network model composed of a multiplicity of overlapping networks that capture the different types of connections...