New robustness evaluation mechanism for complex networks

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Network science has significantly advanced in the last decade, providing insights into the underlying structure and dynamics of complex networks. Critical infrastructures such as telecommunication networks play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth functioning of modern day living. These networks have to constantly deal with failures of their components. In multiple failure scenarios, where traditional protection and restoration schemes are not suitable because of the quantity of resources that would be required, the concept of robustness is used in order to quantify just how good a network is under such a large-scale failure scenario. The aim of this thesis is to, firstly, investigate the current challenges that might lead to multiple failure scenarios of present day networks and, secondly, to propose novel metrics able to quantify the network robustness. ​
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