Persistence of the Jordan center in Random Growing Trees [article]

Sarath Pattathil, Nikhil Karamchandani, Dhruti Shah
2018 arXiv   pre-print
The Jordan center of a graph is defined as a vertex whose maximum distance to other nodes in the graph is minimal, and it finds applications in facility location and source detection problems. We study properties of the Jordan Center in the case of random growing trees. In particular, we consider a regular tree graph on which an infection starts from a root node and then spreads along the edges of the graph according to various random spread models. For the Independent Cascade (IC) model and
more » ... discrete Susceptible Infected (SI) model, both of which are discrete time models, we show that as the infected subgraph grows with time, the Jordan center persists on a single vertex after a finite number of timesteps. Finally, we also study the continuous time version of the SI model and bound the maximum distance between the Jordan center and the root node at any time.
arXiv:1712.08712v2 fatcat:3xcq7cw3wze7da7oiblgtduc6a