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Complex Networks


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The Internet, social networks, power grids, gene regulatory networks, neuronal systems, food webs, social systems, and networks emanating from augmented and virtual reality platforms are 2021-2022 CASS Distinguished Lecturer Roster all examples of complex networks. Collection and analysis of data from these networks is essential for their understanding. Traffic traces collected from various deployed communication networks and the Internet have been used to characterize and model network traffic, analyze network topologies, and classify network anomalies. Data mining and statistical analysis of network data have been employed to determine traffic loads, analyze patterns of users' behavior, and predict future network traffic while spectral graph theory has been applied to analyze network topologies and capture historical trends in their development. Machine learning techniques have proved valuable for predicting anomalous traffic behavior and for classifying anomalies and intrusions in communication networks. Applications of these tools help understand the underlying mechanisms that affect behavior, performance, and security of computer networks.