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A Scalable Group Testing Based Algorithm for Finding d-highest Betweenness Centrality Vertices in Large Scale Networks
SESSION: Research Poster Reception
EVENT TYPE: ACM Student Research Competition Poster, Poster, Electronic Poster
TIME: 5:15PM - 7:00PM
SESSION CHAIR: Bernd Mohr
AUTHOR(S):Vladimir V. Ufimtsev
ROOM:WSCC North Galleria 2nd/3rd Floors
ABSTRACT: We present a group testing approach to identify the first d vertices with the highest betweenness centrality. Betweenness centrality (BC) of a vertex is the ratio of shortest paths that pass through it and is an important metric in complex networks. The Brandes algorithm computes the BC cumulatively over all vertices. Approximate BC of a single vertex can be computed by selective vertex sampling. However, applications such as community detection require only the vertices with the first few highest BC values, which are not known a-priori. In our method we sample a set of vertices and compute their combined BC. It can be shown that for small values of d, the number of tests required to find the d-highest BC vertices is logarithmic in the total number of vertices. Our algorithm is highly scalable since the samples are independently selected and therefore each test can be performed in parallel.
Bernd Mohr (Chair) - Juelich Supercomputing Centre
Vladimir V. Ufimtsev - University of Nebraska-Omaha