Gautier Krings, 

Ph.D student

Large Graphs and Networks

Institute for Information and Communication Technologies,
Electronics and Applied Mathematics (ICTEAM)

Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain)

Postal address:

    Euler Building
    4, Avenue Georges Lemaître
    B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
+32 (0)10 47 80 41
     Euler a.117

Research News   Resume   Publications Hobbies

        My current research is about dynamical graphs, the propagation of epidemics and information over networks, and         the geographical dispersal of networks, mainly with applications on mobile phone networks. I have also much                 interest in community detection, leadership in networks, and more generally in the analysis of very large graphs.

        Even more generally, any topic concerning graph theory or optimization is very likely to interest me :-)

        I work at UCLouvain in the research group Large Graphs and Networks, and I am also part of the URB research         group in Senseable City Laboratory, from MIT.

Activities and recent news:
Upcoming Events: - I'll be at NetSci 2011, in Budapest from June 6 until June 10.
                                            - Don't miss NetMob2011, co-located with SocialCom2011, in Cambridge, MA, USA,                                                 on October 10-11 2011!
                                            - Thesis writing under way...

                Time-evolving networks with Jari Saramäki and Márton Karsai
                    Scaling distributions in growing networks  with Sebastian Bernhardsson
                Epidemics modeling with Jean-Charles Delvenne and Sophie Hautephenne
Comunity detection in crime author networks with the Belgian Federal Police

    2007 - present: PhD Student at Université catholique de Louvain  under the supervision of Vincent Blondel
Thesis committee: Vincent Blondel (UCLouvain)
                            Paul Van Dooren (UCLouvain)
                            Jari Saramäki (Aalto University, Finland)
Teaching assistant at the Department of Applied Mathematics
Jan. - Jul. 2009: visiting researcher at Senseable City Laboratory, MIT
2002 - 2007: Engineer in Applied Mathematics at Université catholique de Louvain
Magna cum laude
2004 - 2007: Cursus on the Creation of Small and Medium-sized Companies
1996 - 2002 High School at Sint-Jan Berchmanscollege, in Brussels (yes, I speak Dutch!)

Here is a short CV (PDF)

    Journal Papers:
G. M. Krings, V.D. Blondel, An upper bound on community size in scalable community detection , submitted                 to Physical Review E, 2011 (arXiv)

                V. D. Blondel, G. M. Krings, I. Thomas, Regions and borders of mobile telephony in Belgium and around                     Brussels, Brussels Studies 42, 2010. (HTML - PDF (choose language) EN - FR - NL)

 G. M. Krings, F. Calabrese, C. Ratti, V. D. Blondel, Urban gravity: a model for inter-city telecommunication                   flows, Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment, (L07003), 2009. (HTML - PDF)

 C. De Kerchove, G. M. Krings, R. Lambiotte, P. Van Dooren, V. D. Blondel, The role of second trials                           in cascades of information over networks, Physical Review E, 79, (016114), 2009. (HTMLPDF)                               

    Conference Proceedings and Talks:

                G. M. Krings, D. Dabin and V. D. Blondel, "Communities in a network of crime authors", NetSci2011,                         Budapest (Hungary), June 2011

                G. M. Krings, J.-F. Carpantier and J.-C. Delvenne, "Trade networks, cycles and Rose effect", NetSci2011,                 Budapest (Hungary), June 2011

                G. M. Krings, M. Karsai, J. Saramäki and V.D. Blondel, "Timescales in evolving mobile networks",                             NetMob2010, Cambridge, MA (USA), May 2010.

                G. M. Krings, M. Karsai, J. Saramäki and V. D. Blondel, "Finding a good window size for evolving graph                       analysis", Proceedings of the 29th Benelux Meeting on Systems and Control, Heeze (The Netherlands),                          March 2010.

                G. M. Krings, F. Calabrese, C. Ratti, V. D. Blondel, "Scaling Behaviors in the Communication Network                         between Cities", International Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, IEEE International,                      vol. 4, pp. 936-939, 2009.

                G. M. Krings, F. Calabrese, C. Ratti, V.D. Blondel,  "Gravity model in inter-city communication networks",                     International Workshop in Network Science, Netsci'09, Venice (Italy), June 2009.

                G.M. Krings and F. Calabrese, "Micro-macro networks, how do groups of nodes interact?", International                       Workshop in Network Science, Netsci'09, Venice (Italy), June 2009.

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last update: May, 2011