Social Networks Through the Magnifying Glass of Preferential Attachment
In this talk, I will describe how preferential attachment arises from first principles using game theory. Next, I will extend the model of preferential attachment into a general model which incorporates dense subgraphs and highly fragmented networks. Then, I will discuss some examples relating to the extension of the preferential attachment model and the connection to Price's Square Root Law.
This talk is based on joint works with Prof. Chen Avin, Avi Cohen, Yinon Nahum, Prof. Pierre Fraigniaud, and Prof. David Peleg.