3 years ago

Competitive influence maximization and enhancement of synchronization in populations of non-identical Kuramoto oscillators

Massimo Stella, Markus Brede, Alexander C. Kalloniatis
Many networked systems have evolved to optimize performance of function. Much literature has considered optimization of networks by central planning, but investigations of network formation amongst agents connecting to achieve non-aligned goals are comparatively rare. Here we consider the dynamics of synchronization in populations of coupled non-identical oscillators and analyze adaptations in which individual nodes attempt to rewire network topology to optimize node-specific aims. We demonstrate that, even though individual nodes’ goals differ very widely, rewiring rules in which each node attempts to connect to the rest of the network in such a way as to maximize its influence on the system can enhance synchronization of the collective. The observed speed-up of consensus finding in this competitive dynamics might explain enhanced synchronization in real world systems and shed light on mechanisms for improved consensus finding in society.

Publisher URL: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-18961-z

DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-18961-z

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