Friday, September 30, 2005


The social network of evolutionary computation

Carlos Cotta just wrote me an interesting e-mai:
I'm contacting you regarding an analysis we have recently done on the structure of the evolutionary computation community using social network techniques. Besides macroscopic properties of the collaboration network, we have studied which the central actors (that is, authors of EC papers) of the network are on the basis of several centrality measures.
A pdf file of the study by Cotta and Merelo is available here. Although yours truly is numbered among the central figures in the field, Kalyanmoy Deb tops the rankings in terms of the traditional SN measures of number of co-workers, betweeness, and closeness.

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