From technological networks to social networks

Kwang Cheng Chen, Mung Chiang, H. Vincent Poor

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Social networks overlaid on technological networks account for a significant fraction of Internet use. Through graph theoretic and functionality models, this paper examines social network analysis and potential implications for the design of technological networks, and vice versa. Such interplay between social networks and technological networks suggests new directions for future research in networking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6544549
Pages (from-to)548-572
Number of pages25
JournalIEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


  • Internet
  • Social networks
  • big data
  • data analysis
  • information epidemics
  • network economy
  • network science
  • networked data
  • random graph
  • social behavior
  • statistical communication theory
  • statistical information processing


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