Alessandra Bianchi

Dipartimento di Matematica
Università degli Studi di Padova

Via Trieste, 63 - 35121 Padova, Italy
Room: Ufficio 512, quinto piano
Phone: +39 049 827 1406
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  • 2021/2022

    • Calcolo delle Probabilità, Corso di Laurea Magistrale in Statistica, I semestre.

    • Introduzione ai modelli probabilistici, Scuola Galileiana di Padova, III trimestre

    • Probabilità e Statistica, Corso di Laurea Triennale in Matematica, II semestre.

    • Random Graphs and Networks, PhD course in Mathematics, January/February 2022.

      Course of the Doctoral Program in Mathematical Sciences, A.A. 2021/22, January-February.
      (Link to the page of the Doctoral School)

      Course requirements:

      Basic knowledge of probability theory: discrete random variables, finite and countable probability spaces,
      convergence of random variables, convergence theorems (law of large number, central limit theorem).

      Detailed program and references (pdf)

      Examination and grading:


      • Lecture 1 - January 25, 2022 - pdf and video ( part 1 part 2 )
        Introduction to real-world networks; Graph setting; Common properties of networks and formalism.

      • Lecture 2 - January 26, 2022 - pdf and video
        Random graph setting. Uniform and binomial model: comparison and asymptotic equivalence.
        Monotonicity and thresholds in Erdös Rényi random graph.

      • Lecture 3 - January 27, 2022 - pdf and video
        Thresholds for small subgraphs containment (triangles versus k-vertex cycles; edges, wedges and k-vertex trees).
        Critical window around a threshold: Poisson paradigm.

      • Lecture 4 - February 01, 2022 - pdf and video
        Threshold for connectivity. Sparse and dense regimes in Erdös Rényi random graphs.
        Galton-Watson Branching Processes: construction and extinction probability.

      • Lecture 5 - February 02, 2022 - pdf and video
        Extinction probability in Galton-Watson Branching Processes (proof).
        Size of the total progeny and exploration process in Galton-Watson Branching Processes.

      • Lecture 6 - February 03, 2022 - pdf and video
        Phase transition in Erdös Rényi random graph: existence of a giant component (statement) and analysis of
        the sub-critical regime. Tools: Exploration process of the Erdös Rényi random graph. Chernoff bounds.

      • Lecture 7 - February 08, 2022 - pdf and video
        Super-critical regime in Erdös Rényi random graph: existence of a giant component and small-world property.
        Tool: local convergence (in probability) for a sequence of random graphs.

      • Lecture 8 - February 09, 2022 - pdf and video
        Inhomogeneous Random Graphs (IRG): two-types random graphs and general (finite types) setting; distribution of the vertex-degree. Multi-type branching processes: construction and basical notation.

      • Lecture 9 - February 10, 2022 - pdf and video
        Survival probabilities in multi-type branching processes.
        Main results about IRG: local structure; phase transition and giant component; small world property.
        Generalized Random Graphs: assumptions on vertex-weights (conditions for a scale-free behavior) and main results.

      • Lecture 10 - February 15, 2022 - pdf and video
        Configuration model: construction with uniform matchings; simplicity probability and uniform models.
        Assumptions on the degree sequence: sparse regime and scale-free property.
        Unimodular branching processes: definition and survival probability.

      • Lecture 11 - February 16, 2022 - pdf and video
        Main results about configuration model: local structure; phase transition and giant component; small world property.
        Preferential attachment model: construction with intermediate updating of the degrees and basical properties.

      • Lecture 12 - February 17, 2022 - pdf and video
        Main results about preferential attachment model: local structure; connectivity; small world property.
        Further directions: clustering coefficient, spatial random graphs and scale-free percolation, related topics.

    • 2020/2021

    • 2019/2020

    • 2018/2019

    • 2017/2018

    • 2014-2017

    • 2012-2014

      • Statistica, Corso di Laurea in Biologia Molecolare, II semestre.

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