Section: Partnerships and Cooperations

Regional Initiatives


Participants : Paulo Gonçalves, Dominique Barbe, Gaetan Frusque.

See Section 5.1.1 for an executive summary of this project. The project brings together a consortium of 4 teams from Laboratories of Université de Lyon (UdL) and will form a working group with complementary expertise in machine learning (deep learning, statistical learning, data mining), in data science (complex data analysis, adaptive and/or data-driven methods, network science) and in the studies of climate modeling and of computational social science. It comprises:

  • Laboratoire Informatique du Parallélisme (LIP): P. Gonçalves (PI), M. Karsai (PI for Comp. Social Sc.)

  • Laboratoire de Physique (LP): P. Borgnat (Coordinator), F. Bouchet (PI for Climate)

  • Laboratoire Hubert Curien (LabHC), Université Jean Monnet: M. Sebban (PI)

  • Laboratoire d'InfoRmatique en Images et Systèmes d'information (LIRIS): C. Robardet (PI)

The impacts of the project will stem from the efficiency of our proposed methods to learn from complex and dynamic data, and if so, future applications will naturally follow in many areas: social science and study of social interactions, climate and environmental science but also in technological networks, neuroscience with the study of brain networks and more generally in any domain where effective dynamical models of complex situations are to be learned from data. All these situations go beyond the current classical applicative frameworks of ML (time measurements, 2D images, or texts) and compel us to work out a major scientific breakthrough.

ISI Torino / Dante

Participant : Márton Karsai [correspondant] .

Duration of the project: October 2016 - October 2020.

This project involves M. Karsai and L. Gauvin (ISI Torino) and funded by the IXXI Complex System Institute. The purpose of this project is to investigate the presence and the importance of higher-order correlations in dynamical networks. As the first attempt to address this problem we applied autoencoder, a recent representation using deep neural networks, on modelled and small-scale real temporal networks. However, since the results were trivial on the modelled network and not convincing on the real one we decided to take a different approach during the second phase of the project. We involved an ISI PhD student Maddalena Toricelli, to work out a method for temporal network embedding. Our idea is to extend the node2vec representation of static networks for time-varying structures, by using a local random walk to explore the structural-temporal neighbourhood of a node. Based on such local information we can effectively propose an embedding, which captures the temporal and structural properties of nodes in a temporal network.