Luciano da Fontoura Costa

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Each complex network (or class of networks) presents specific topological features which characterize its connectivity and highly influence the dynamics and function of processes executed on the network. The analysis, discrimination, and synthesis of complex networks rely on the use of measurements capable of expressing the most relevant topological(More)
The success of new scientific areas can be assessed by their potential for contributing to new theoretical approaches and in applications to real-world problems. Complex networks have fared extremely well in both of these aspects, with their sound theoretical basis developed over the years and with a variety of applications. In this survey, we analyze the(More)
In honeybees, differential feeding of female larvae promotes the occurrence of two different phenotypes, a queen and a worker, from identical genotypes, through incremental alterations, which affect general growth, and character state alterations that result in the presence or absence of specific structures. Although previous studies revealed a link between(More)
The distance transform (DT) is a general operator forming the basis of many methods in computer vision and geometry, with great potential for practical applications. However, all the optimal algorithms for the computation of the exact Euclidean DT (EDT) were proposed only since the 1990s. In this work, state-of-the-art sequential 2D EDT algorithms are(More)
The organization of the connectivity between mammalian cortical areas has become a major subject of study, because of its important role in scaffolding the macroscopic aspects of animal behavior and intelligence. In this study we present a computational reconstruction approach to the problem of network organization, by considering the topological and(More)
We describe a new methodology for rapid 2D and 3D computer analysis and visualisation of gene expression and gene product pattern in the context of anatomy and tissue architecture. It is based on episcopic imaging of embryos and tissue samples, as they are physically sectioned, thereby producing inherently aligned digital image series and volume data sets,(More)
Automatic summarization of texts is now crucial for several information retrieval tasks owing to the huge amount of information available in digital media, which has increased the demand for simple, language-independent extractive summarization strategies. In this paper, we employ concepts and metrics of complex networks to select sentences for an(More)
The classification of retinal ganglion cells according to their morphological features is addressed by using a comprehensive set of shape measures and several clustering strategies. The morphological features considered include many common measures (such as dendritic radii and the number of dendritic segments) and three new quantifiable measures: 1) the(More)
Deviations from the average can provide valuable insights about the organization of natural systems. This article extends this important principle to the more systematic identification and analysis of singular local connectivity patterns in complex networks. Four measurements quantifying different and complementary features of the connectivity around each(More)