Raul Mondragon -- Abstract

Optimal networks, congestion and Braess' paradox

Networks that are efficient and robust to failures tend to have either star-like or homogeneous structures in their connectivity. The choice of optimal connectivity depends on the network's load. For high loads, the optimal network connectivity is similar to the connectivity obtained in entangled networks (synchronisation) and robust networks (regular graphs). We examine if these optimal networks have other dynamical and connectivity properties that are relevant in complex networks, in particular in communication networks.

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