Hakan Guldas will defend his PhD thesis entitled 'Exploration on and of Networks' on July 3rd 2019.
Hakan's promotors are Frank den Hollander and Remco van der Hofstad.
The PhD defense will take place from 13.45-14.30 hrs in the Academy Building (Rapenburg 73, 2311 SL Leiden).
As from 29 April 2019 Hakan has been working at ABN AMRO Bank as Data Scientist.
This dissertation consists of two parts, with the common theme "Exploration on and of Networks". In Part I we investigate the theme "exploration on networks" by studying random walks on dynamic random graphs. Random walks can be seen as a model for exploration on networks. In particular, we study the "mixing times" of random walks which is a measure of how fast the random walk explores the graph. In Part II we investigate the theme "exploration of networks" by studying the problem of union-complexity of random disk regions. This problem is related to the frequency assignment on wireless networks. In particular, we study average-case behaviour of union-complexity of random disk regions, which can be seen as a measure of complexity of a 'typical' wireless network.
You can read the thesis here