B10: Control of networks with time-varying topologies and applications to epidemiology
Prof. Dr. Philipp Hövel
Many networks exhibit time-dependent topologies with edges existing for some time or weights subject to temporal fluctuations. This is particularly important, if the evolution of the network topology acts on a timescale similar to the local node dynamics, and forms profound challenges for the control of coupled elements. Our objective is to develop a framework for the investigation of the dynamics on temporal networks. We address (i) the controllability of networks, (ii) apply novel control designs to time-dependent network topologies, and (iii) test our findings on high-resolution datasets, e.g. animal trade, with important applications in epidemiology.