Computer Science Graduate Seminar: Citing attractive papers: a model for citation networks

Monday, July 10, 2017, 4:15pm

Location: 4017 (Seminar room i1)

Speaker: Alessandro Garavaglia (TU Eindhoven)

Abstract:

The Journal Impact Factor and the h-index are probably the most famous bibliometrics indicators used to evaluate scientific quality of papers and research groups. Both of them are based on citations counting, ignoring that papers and/or scientists are part of large networks, on which it is possible to define different metrics, based not only on the degree of nodes. In this talk, I will focus on citation networks as directed graphs, where nodes are papers and direct edges are citations from a paper to another. I will identify some main characteristics of such networks using real data from Web of Science, and I will define a basic random tree model that can qualitatively replicate this data.

The computer science lecturers invite interested people to join.