Parameter estimators of sparse random intersection graphs with thinned communities

Leskelä, L. (Speaker)

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This talk presents a statistical network model generated by a large number of randomly sized overlapping communities, where any pair of nodes sharing a community is linked with probability q via the community. In the special case with q = 1 the model reduces to a random intersection graph which is known to generate high levels of transitivity also in the sparse context. The parameter q adds a degree of freedom and leads to a parsimonious and analytically tractable network model with tunable density, transitivity, and degree fluctuations. We prove that the parameters of this model can be consistently estimated in the large and sparse limiting regime using moment estimators based on partially observed densities of links, 2-stars, and triangles. The talk is based on a research paper written in collaboration with Joona Karjalainen (Aalto University) and Johan van Leeuwaarden (TU Eindhoven), arXiv:1802.01171.
Period18 Jun 201822 Jun 2018
Event titleCritical and Collective Effects in Graphs and Networks
Event typeWorkshop
Conference number3
LocationEindhoven, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionInternational