CS 269S, Spring 2012: Theory Seminar
Bren Hall, Room 1420, 1pm
June 8, 2012:

Windows into Relational Events: Data Structures for Contiguous Subsequences of Edges

Michael Bannister

We consider the problem of analyzing social network data sets in which the edges of the network have timestamps, and we wish to analyze the subgraphs formed from contiguous subintervals of these timestamps. We provide data structures for these problems that use near- linear preprocessing time, linear space, and sublogarithmic query time to handle queries that ask for the number of connected components, number of components that contain cycles, number of vertices whose degree equals or is at most some predetermined value, number of vertices that can be reached from a starting set of vertices by time-increasing paths, and related queries.

(Joint work with Christopher DuBois, David Eppstein, and Padhraic Smyth)