Robustness of networks against viruses: the role of the spectral radius

  title={Robustness of networks against viruses: the role of the spectral radius},
  author={A. Jamakovic and R. E. Kooij and Piet Van Mieghem and E. R. van Dam},
  journal={2006 Symposium on Communications and Vehicular Technology},
In this paper we study the spectral radius of a number of real-life networks. This study is motivated by the fact that the smaller the spectral radius, the higher the robustness of a network against the spread of viruses. First we study how well-known upper bounds for the spectral radius of graphs match to the spectral radii of the social network of the Dutch soccer team, the Dutch roadmap network, the network of the observable part of the Internet graph at the IP-level and the autonomous… CONTINUE READING
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