Core percolation is a fundamental structural transition in complex networks related to a wide range of important problems. Recent advances have provided us an analytical framework of core percolation in uncorrelated random networks with arbitrary degree distributions. Here we apply the tools in analysis of network controllability. We confirm analytically that the emergence of the bifurcation in control coincides with the formation of the core and the structure of the core determines the control mode of the network. We also derive the analytical expression related to the controllability robustness by extending the deduction in core percolation. These findings help us better understand the interesting interplay between the structural and dynamical properties of complex networks.
Connecting Core Percolation and Controllability of Complex Networks
• Tao Jia & Márton Pósfai
Scientific Reports 4, Article number: 5379 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep05379
Via Shaolin Tan