Ljiljana Trajkovic
IEEE Circuits and Systems Society joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections
Interdisciplinary Research in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences (IRMACS) Centre, SFU, Coast to Coast Seminar Spring 2012

Speaker: Dr. Ljiljana Trajkovic
School of Engineering Science
Simon Fraser University

Title: Spectral Analysis and Dynamical Behavior of Complex Networks

(Presentation is available in pdf format.)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 11:30 am - 12:20 pm
ASB 10900 (IRMACS Presentation Studio), Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada


Discovering properties of the Internet topology is important for evaluating performance of various network protocols and applications. The discovery of power-laws and the application of spectral analysis to the Internet topology data indicate a complex behavior of the underlying network infrastructure that carries a variety of the Internet applications. In this talk, we present analysis of datasets collected from the Route Views and RIPE projects. The analysis of collected data shows certain historical trends in the development of the Internet topology. While values of various power-laws exponents have not substantially changed over the recent years, spectral analysis of matrices associated with Internet graphs reveals notable changes in the clustering of Autonomous Systems and their connectivity.


Ljiljana Trajkovic received the Dipl. Ing. degree from University of Pristina, Yugoslavia, in 1974, the M.Sc. degrees in electrical engineering and computer engineering from Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, in 1979 and 1981, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from University of California at Los Angeles, in 1986.

She is currently a Professor in the School of Engineering Science at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. From 1995 to 1997, she was a National Science Foundation (NSF) Visiting Professor in the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, University of California, Berkeley. She was a Research Scientist at Bell Communications Research, Morristown, NJ, from 1990 to 1997, and a Member of the Technical Staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, from 1988 to 1990. Her research interests include high-performance communication networks, control of communication systems, computer-aided circuit analysis and design, and theory of nonlinear circuits and dynamical systems.

Dr. Trajkovic serves as Vice President Publications of the IEEE Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society (2012 - 2014 and 2010 - 2011) and served as Vice President Long-Range Planning and Finance (2008 - 2009) and as a Member at Large of its Board of Governors (2004 - 2006). She served as 2007 President of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society. She was a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2001 - 2003 and 2004 - 2005). She is Chair of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society joint Chapter of the Vancouver/Victoria Sections. She was Chair of the IEEE Technical Committee on Nonlinear Circuits and Systems (1998). She was Technical Program Co-Chair of ISCAS 2005 and served as Technical Program Chair and Vice General Co-Chair of ISCAS 2004. She served as an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (Part I) (2004 - 2005 and 1993 - 1995), the IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems (Part II) (1999 - 2001 and 2002 - 2003), and the IEEE Circuits and Systems Magazine (2001 - 2003). She is a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society (2010 - 2011 and 2002 - 2003) and a Fellow of the IEEE.

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