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STOR Colloquium: Patrick Wolfe, Purdue University

9 Oct @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Title: Nonparametric network comparison


Understanding how two networks differ, or quantifying the degree to which a single network departs from a given model, is a challenging question in modern mathematical statistics. Here we show how subgraph densities, which for large graphs play a role analogous to moments in the context of random variables, enable a natural means of nonparametric network comparison. Coupled with a partial order derived from a notion of subgraph scale, we then show how this leads to an automated, computationally scalable comparison algorithm with provable properties.

Joint work with P.-A. Maugis and S. C. Olhede; preprint at


Refreshments will be served at 3:00pm in the 3rd floor lounge of Hanes Hall


9 Oct
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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120 Hanes Hall
Hanes Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599 United States