The concise statement of my current interests is that I am interested in the effect of spatial embedding upon Complex Networks.
In more detail, the systems examined within this domain often inhabit an abstract space, e.g. protein interactions, where everyday notions of distance hold little or no relevance. Nonetheless, other examples, shipping routes, the internet, have an obvious spatial component, being as they are events that happen on the surface of the earth. Teasing out the extent to which that presence in space explains the resulting network configuration is the aim of my research.
To this end I am currently investigating what I term spatial planar graphs, networks where edges that connect nodes are disallowed from crossing each other.
Senior Lecturer, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Professor, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)