Bursts, Cascades, and Time Allocation
OVERVIEW: In this talk, I will present recent results on three distinct but related problems concerning Web Science and the Mind: bursts in the temporal distribution of words, cascading dynamics in diverse network systems, and human allocation of time. In each case I will discuss key properties, the principles governing these properties, and opportunities their modeling offers for monitoring and controlling complex behavior.
READINGS:Cornelius, S. P., Kath, W. L., & Motter, A. E. (2013). Realistic control of network dynamics. Nature communications, 4:1942
Altmann, E. G., Pierrehumbert, J. B., & Motter, A. E. (2009). Beyond word frequency: Bursts, lulls, and scaling in the temporal distributions of words. PLoS One, 4(11), e7678.
Motter A. E.. & Albert R. (2012), Networks in motion Physics Today 65(4), 43-48.