Fastest Mixing Markov Chain on Symmetric K-Partite Network [article]

Saber Jafarizadeh
2010 arXiv   pre-print
Solving fastest mixing Markov chain problem (i.e. finding transition probabilities on the edges to minimize the second largest eigenvalue modulus of the transition probability matrix) over networks with different topologies is one of the primary areas of research in the context of computer science and one of the well known networks in this issue is K-partite network. Here in this work we present analytical solution for the problem of fastest mixing Markov chain by means of stratification and
more » ... idefinite programming, for four particular types of K-partite networks, namely Symmetric K-PPDR, Semi Symmetric K-PPDR, Cycle K-PPDR and Semi Cycle K-PPDR networks. Our method in this paper is based on convexity of fastest mixing Markov chain problem, and inductive comparing of the characteristic polynomials initiated by slackness conditions in order to find the optimal transition probabilities. The presented results shows that a Symmetric K-PPDR network and its equivalent Semi Symmetric K-PPDR network have the same SLEM despite the fact that Semi symmetric K-PPDR network has less edges than its equivalent symmetric K-PPDR network and at the same time symmetric K-PPDR network has better mixing rate per step than its equivalent semi symmetric K-PPDR network at first few iterations. The same results are true for Cycle K-PPDR and Semi Cycle K-PPDR networks. Also the obtained optimal transition probabilities have been compared with the transition probabilities obtained from Metropolis-Hasting method by comparing mixing time improvements numerically.
arXiv:1008.2588v1 fatcat:adhg6dzj3vhrlpp2rmus2jcc24