Effective distances for epidemics spreading on complex networks

@article{Iannelli2017EffectiveDF,
  title={Effective distances for epidemics spreading on complex networks},
  author={Flavio Iannelli and Andreas Koher and Dirk Brockmann and Philipp H{\"o}vel and Igor M. Sokolov},
  journal={Physical Review. E},
  year={2017},
  volume={95}
}
We show that the recently introduced logarithmic metrics used to predict disease arrival times on complex networks are approximations of more general network-based measures derived from random walks theory. Using the daily air-traffic transportation data we perform numerical experiments to compare the infection arrival time with this alternative metric that is obtained by accounting for multiple walks instead of only the most probable path. The comparison with direct simulations reveals a… 

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