We are glad to have Suryanarayana Sankagiri as our guest speaker for this week’s social hour on Friday, Sept 8 at 3:00PM in 369 CSL. Surya will talk about “Community Detection: A Fresh Perspective“.
Abstract: Community detection is the problem of finding dense subgraphs within a large graph. It arises in the analysis of many different types of networks, be it social networks or citation networks. My research involves the development of a new model for generating graphs with communities, and finding algorithms that work well for this model. The exciting part about this research is that it essentially involves concepts learned in courses like ECE 534
Bio: Surya is a 2nd year graduate student in the ECE department, working with Prof. Bruce Hajek. He is currently working on community detection, a form of unsupervised learning. Apart from communications theory (currently being pursued as theoretical machine learning), he is also interested control theory. He did his undergrad in IIT Bombay, India. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, playing badminton and tennis, and cycling around Champaign.