Abstract for the talk at 14.10.2014 (15:15 h)Oberseminar ANALYSIS - PROBABILITY
Charles Bordenave (Université de Toulouse III, France)
Non-backtracking spectrum of random graphs
The non-backtracking matrix of a graph is a non-symmetric matrix on the oriented edge of a graph which has interesting algebraic properties and appears notably in connection with the Ihara zeta function and in some generalizations of Ramanujan graphs. It has also been used recently in the context of community detection. In this talk, we will study the largest eigenvalues of this matrix for the Erdos-Renyi graph G(n,c/n) and for simple inhomogeneous random graphs (stochastic block model). This is an ongoing joint work with Marc Lelarge and Laurent Massoulié.