Network Science

Structural constraints in networks

Dr. Shi Zhou and his team introduced novel link rewiring algorithms to explore the structural constraints in complex networks, for example, they revealed that a network’s degree distribution has little constraint on the network’s rich-club structure.

Second-order assortative mixing in social networks

They reported that many social networks exhibit the second-order assortative mixing, often significantly stronger than the first-order assortative mixing. This property revealed novel insights into how social networks were formed.

Network visualisation by the Bitmap of Sorted Adjacent Matrix (BOSAM)

His team introduced a novel network visualisation technique, called the bitmap of sorted adjacent matrix (BOSAM). It is an effective tool to study and compare complex networks.