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- Adilson E Motter, Ying-Cheng Lai
- Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…
- 2002

We live in a modern world supported by large, complex networks. Examples range from financial markets to communication and transportation systems. In many realistic situations the flow of physical quantities in the network, as characterized by the loads on nodes, is important. We show that for such networks where loads can redistribute among the nodes,… (More)

- Adilson E Motter, Alessandro P S de Moura, Ying-Cheng Lai, Partha Dasgupta
- Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…
- 2002

We define two words in a language to be connected if they express similar concepts. The network of connections among the many thousands of words that make up a language is important not only for the study of the structure and evolution of languages, but also for cognitive science. We study this issue quantitatively, by mapping out the conceptual network of… (More)

- R. Dean Malmgren, Daniel B. Stouffer, Adilson E. Motter, Luis A. Nunes Amaral
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
- 2008

Patterns of deliberate human activity and behavior are of utmost importance in areas as diverse as disease spread, resource allocation, and emergency response. Because of its widespread availability and use, e-mail correspondence provides an attractive proxy for studying human activity. Recently, it was reported that the probability density for the… (More)

- A. E. Motter, C. S. Zhou, J. Kurths
- 2005

– Heterogeneity in the degree (connectivity) distribution has been shown to suppress synchronization in networks of symmetrically coupled oscillators with uniform coupling strength (unweighted coupling). Here we uncover a condition for enhanced synchronization in weighted networks with asymmetric coupling. We show that, in the optimum regime,… (More)

- Takashi Nishikawa, Adilson E Motter, Ying-Cheng Lai, Frank C Hoppensteadt
- Physical review letters
- 2003

Small-world and scale-free networks are known to be more easily synchronized than regular lattices, which is usually attributed to the smaller network distance between oscillators. Surprisingly, we find that networks with a homogeneous distribution of connectivity are more synchronizable than heterogeneous ones, even though the average network distance is… (More)

- Adilson E Motter, Changsong Zhou, Jürgen Kurths
- Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…
- 2005

Many complex networks display strong heterogeneity in the degree (connectivity) distribution. Heterogeneity in the degree distribution often reduces the average distance between nodes but, paradoxically, may suppress synchronization in networks of oscillators coupled symmetrically with uniform coupling strength. Here we offer a solution to this apparent… (More)

- Alessandro P. S. de Moura, Ying-Cheng Lai, Adilson E. Motter
- Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and…
- 2003

A large computer program is typically divided into many hundreds or even thousands of smaller units, whose logical connections define a network in a natural way. This network reflects the internal structure of the program, and defines the "information flow" within the program. We show that (1) due to its growth in time this network displays a scale-free… (More)

- Changsong Zhou, Adilson E Motter, Jürgen Kurths
- Physical review letters
- 2006

Realistic networks display not only a complex topological structure, but also a heterogeneous distribution of weights in the connection strengths. Here we study synchronization in weighted complex networks and show that the synchronizability of random networks with a large minimum degree is determined by two leading parameters: the mean degree and the… (More)

- Sean P Cornelius, William L Kath, Adilson E Motter
- Nature communications
- 2013

The control of complex networks is of paramount importance in areas as diverse as ecosystem management, emergency response and cell reprogramming. A fundamental property of networks is that perturbations to one node can affect other nodes, potentially causing the entire system to change behaviour or fail. Here we show that it is possible to exploit the same… (More)

Supplementary Sections S1. Power-grid data. The data required for power flow calculations were obtained as follows. For the 10-generator system, known as the New England test system, the parameters were taken from ref. 47. For the 3-and 50-generator systems, the parameters were taken from refs. 30 and 48, respectively. The data for the Guatemala and… (More)