NWO TOP Grant for Van der Hofstad and Van Leeuwaarden
In TOP I competition of the Division of Exact Sciences of NWO (the Dutch Science Foundation) of 2014, a grant was awarded to Remco van der Hofstad (main applicant) and Johan van Leeuwaarden for their project "Information diffusion on random graphs".
The applicants propose to investigate information diffusion on random networks, key examples being viral marketing or epidemics on random graphs. Of particular interest is the relation between network topology, such as the existence of hubs and communities, and the behaviour of processes on the network.
The grant covers the salary of two PhD students.