# Vincent Blondel

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Belgian mathematician, rector of UCLouvain

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## Why Is Vincent Blondel Influential?

(Suggest an Edit or Addition)According to Wikipedia, Vincent Daniel Blondel is a Belgian professor of applied mathematics and current rector of the University of Louvain and a visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology . Blondel's research lies in the area of mathematical control theory and theoretical computer science. He is mostly known for his contributions in computational complexity in control, multi-agent coordination and complex networks.

## Vincent Blondel's Published Works

### Published Works

- Fast unfolding of communities in large networks (2008) (14774)
- Unique in the Crowd: The privacy bounds of human mobility (2013) (1421)
- Convergence in Multiagent Coordination, Consensus, and Flocking (2005) (936)
- A survey of computational complexity results in systems and control (2000) (747)
- Dynamic population mapping using mobile phone data (2014) (712)
- A survey of results on mobile phone datasets analysis (2015) (542)
- NP-hardness of some linear control design problems (1995) (476)
- A Measure of Similarity between Graph Vertices: Applications to Synonym Extraction and Web Searching (2004) (440)
- Geographical dispersal of mobile communication networks (2008) (423)
- On Krause's Multi-Agent Consensus Model With State-Dependent Connectivity (2008) (405)
- Fast unfolding of community hierarchies in large networks (2008) (327)
- Urban gravity: a model for inter-city telecommunication flows (2009) (315)
- Uncovering space-independent communities in spatial networks (2010) (307)
- The Lyapunov exponent and joint spectral radius of pairs of matrices are hard—when not impossible—to compute and to approximate (1997) (290)
- On the Use of Human Mobility Proxies for Modeling Epidemics (2013) (290)
- Urban Sensing Using Mobile Phone Network Data: A Survey of Research (2014) (274)
- Simultaneous Stabilization Of Linear Systems (1993) (258)
- Recent Advances in Learning and Control (2008) (247)
- Complexity of stability and controllability of elementary hybrid systems (1999) (239)
- Data for Development: the D4D Challenge on Mobile Phone Data (2012) (225)
- Exploring the Mobility of Mobile Phone Users (2012) (224)
- Weighted Gossip: Distributed Averaging using non-doubly stochastic matrices (2010) (216)
- The boundedness of all products of a pair of matrices is undecidable (2000) (212)
- Directed graphs for the analysis of rigidity and persistence in autonomous agent systems (2007) (203)
- Three and higher dimensional autonomous formations: Rigidity, persistence and structural persistence (2007) (183)
- Continuous-Time Average-Preserving Opinion Dynamics with Opinion-Dependent Communications (2009) (178)
- Interplay between Telecommunications and Face-to-Face Interactions: A Study Using Mobile Phone Data (2011) (165)
- Computationally Efficient Approximations of the Joint Spectral Radius (2004) (149)
- D4D-Senegal: The Second Mobile Phone Data for Development Challenge (2014) (149)
- Career on the Move: Geography, Stratification, and Scientific Impact (2014) (148)
- Effects of time window size and placement on the structure of an aggregated communication network (2012) (146)
- An Elementary Counterexample to the Finiteness Conjecture (2002) (125)
- Simultaneous stabilizability of three linear systems is rationally undecidable (1993) (124)
- Regions and borders of mobile telephony in Belgium and in the Brussels metropolitan zone (2010) (119)
- Survey on the State of Systems and Control (1995) (116)
- Fault tolerant control: a simultaneous stabilization result (2004) (113)
- On the privacy-conscientious use of mobile phone data (2018) (110)
- Undecidable Problems for Probabilistic Automata of Fixed Dimension (2003) (108)
- Proceedings of the 2000 American Control Conference (2000) (94)
- Automatic discovery of similar words (2004) (90)
- When is a Pair of Matrices Mortal? (1997) (89)
- Scaling identity connects human mobility and social interactions (2016) (87)
- Numerical modelling and graph theory tools to study ecological connectivity in the Great Barrier Reef (2014) (86)
- Joint Spectral Characteristics of Matrices: A Conic Programming Approach (2010) (79)
- Cramér-Rao bounds for synchronization of rotations (2012) (78)
- Bursts of Vertex Activation and Epidemics in Evolving Networks (2013) (77)
- Open Problems in Mathematical Systems and Control Theory (2011) (74)
- Decidable and Undecidable Problems about Quantum Automata (2003) (73)
- Probabilistic solutions to some NP-hard matrix problems (2001) (73)
- Simultaneous Stabilization of Three or More Plants: Conditions on the Positive Real Axis Do Not Suffice (1994) (73)
- Deciding stability and mortality of piecewise affine dynamical systems (2001) (73)
- Convergence of different linear and non-linear Vicsek models (2006) (71)
- Polynomial-Time Computation of the Joint Spectral Radius for Some Sets of Nonnegative Matrices (2009) (71)
- On the accuracy of the ellipsoid norm approximation of the joint spectral radius (2005) (67)
- The Stability of Saturated Linear Dynamical Systems Is Undecidable (2000) (66)
- The presence of a zero in an integer linear recurrent sequence is NP-hard to decide (2002) (65)
- Formation Reorganization by Primitive Operations on Directed Graphs (2008) (63)
- Efficient algorithms for deciding the type of growth of products of integer matrices (2006) (57)
- On the 2R conjecture for multi-agent systems (2007) (56)
- PageRank optimization by edge selection (2009) (55)
- Approximating the spectral radius of sets of matrices in the max-algebra is NP-hard (2000) (53)
- Weighted Nonnegative Matrix Factorization and Face Feature Extraction (2007) (52)
- A sufficient condition for simultaneous stabilization (1993) (52)
- On the finiteness property for rational matrices (2007) (51)
- The continuous Skolem-Pisot problem (2010) (51)
- Beyond Space For Spatial Networks (2010) (51)
- Dynamics of latent voters. (2008) (50)
- Distance distribution in random graphs and application to network exploration. (2007) (49)
- Automatic extraction of synonyms in a dictionary (2002) (49)
- Estimating Food Consumption and Poverty Indices with Mobile Phone Data (2014) (48)
- Descent methods for Nonnegative Matrix Factorization (2008) (46)
- Evaluating socio-economic state of a country analyzing airtime credit and mobile phone datasets (2013) (44)
- Overlap-free words and spectra of matrices (2007) (44)
- Local leaders in random networks. (2007) (44)
- Decidability and Universality in Symbolic Dynamical Systems (2004) (44)
- Modelling Influence and Opinion Evolution in Online Collective Behaviour (2015) (42)
- On the presence of periodic configurations in Turing machines and in counter machines (2002) (35)
- Global synchronization on the circle (2008) (34)
- On primitivity of sets of matrices (2013) (33)
- On the Complexity of Computing the Capacity of Codes That Avoid Forbidden Difference Patterns (2006) (32)
- Rigidity and Persistence of Directed Graphs (2005) (31)
- Fast computation of minimal elementary decompositions of metabolic flux vectors (2011) (31)
- How to Decide Consensus? A Combinatorial Necessary and Sufficient Condition and a Proof that Consensus is Decidable but NP-Hard (2012) (29)
- A measure of similarity between graph vertices (2004) (29)
- A Place-Focused Model for Social Networks in Cities (2013) (28)
- Robust Stability under a Class of Nonlinear Parametric Perturbations (1990) (27)
- Multilevel Local Optimization of Modularity (2013) (27)
- An affine eigenvalue problem on the nonnegative orthant (2005) (25)
- On Zero and One Points of Analytic Functions (1995) (25)
- Computational Universality in Symbolic Dynamical Systems (2004) (25)
- Extracting spatial information from networks with low-order eigenvectors (2011) (23)
- Explicit Solutions for Root Optimization of a Polynomial Family With One Affine Constraint (2010) (22)
- Elementary operations for the reorganization of minimally persistent formations (2006) (22)
- Switched systems that are periodically stable may be unstable (2002) (21)
- Effects of time window size and placement on the structure of aggregated networks (2012) (21)
- Simultaneous stabilization of linear systems and interpolation with rational functions (1999) (20)
- A gravity model for inter-city telephone communication networks (2009) (19)
- Epidemics on a Stochastic Model of Temporal Network (2012) (19)
- PageRank Optimization in Polynomial Time by Stochastic Shortest Path Reformulation (2010) (19)
- Quasi-periodic configurations and undecidable dynamics for tilings, infinite words and Turing machines (2004) (19)
- Approximations of the Rate of Growth of Switched Linear Systems (2004) (19)
- On Krause's consensus formation model with state-dependent connectivity (2008) (18)
- Simultaneous Stabilization Using An Lti Compensator With a Sampler and Hold (1993) (17)
- Temporal Heterogeneities Increase the Prevalence of Epidemics on Evolving Networks (2012) (17)
- On the number of alpha-power-free binary words for 2alpha<=7/3 (2009) (17)
- Scaling Behaviors in the Communication Network between Cities (2009) (17)
- On the boolean minimal realization problem in the max-plus algebra (1998) (17)
- Group Colocation Behavior in Technological Social Networks (2014) (17)
- On the number of a -power-free binary words for 2 < a = 7 / 3 (2009) (16)
- Open problems in mathematical systems theory and control (2002) (16)
- Discrete-time pole placement with stable controller (1992) (15)
- Role of second trials in cascades of information over networks. (2008) (15)
- Primitive operations for the construction and reorganization of minimally persistent formations (2006) (14)
- Flow Motifs Reveal Limitations of the Static Framework to Represent Human interactions (2013) (14)
- Automatic Discovery of SimilarWords (2008) (14)
- Overview of complexity and decidability results for three classes of elementary nonlinear systems (1999) (14)
- CONVERGENCE OF LINEAR AND NON-LINEAR VERSIONS OF VICSEK’S MODEL (2006) (13)
- Existence and uniqueness of solutions for a continuous-time opinion dynamics model with state-dependent connectivity (2009) (12)
- Voice on the Border: Do Cellphones Redraw the Maps? (2011) (12)
- Complexity of control on finite automata (2006) (12)
- The interplay between telecommunications and face-to-face interactions - an initial study using mobile phone data (2011) (12)
- Problem 10.2 When is a pair of matrices stable (2009) (11)
- The Continuous Skolem-Pisot Problem: On the Complexity of Reachability for Linear Ordinary Differential Equations (2008) (10)
- The birth of the joint spectral radius: An interview with Gilbert Strang (2008) (10)
- Observable graphs (2007) (10)
- A counterexample to a simultaneous stabilization condition for systems with identical unstable poles and zeros (1991) (10)
- An upper bound on community size in scalable community detection (2011) (10)
- Rigidity and persistence of three and higher dimensional formations (2016) (10)
- Three problems on the decidability and complexity of stability (1999) (10)
- Similarity Matrices for Pairs of Graphs (2003) (10)
- Problem 10.3 Freeness of multiplicative matrix semigroups (2009) (9)
- Complexity of elementary hybrid systems (1997) (9)
- Unstable ones in understood algebraic questions of modelling for control design (1997) (8)
- Solitaire Clobber as an optimization problem on words (2008) (8)
- Special issue on the joint spectral radius: Theory, methods and applications (2008) (8)
- Social leaders in graphs (2006) (8)
- A note on convex combinations of polynomials (1996) (8)
- Approximating the joint spectral radius using a genetic algorithm framework (2011) (8)
- Transcendence in Simultaneous Stabilization (1996) (7)
- An experimental study of approximation algorithms for the joint spectral radius (2013) (7)
- Switched and piecewise affine systems (2009) (7)
- Freeness of Multiplicative Matrix Semigroups (2003) (6)
- Sensitivity analysis of a branching process evolving on a network with application in epidemiology (2015) (6)
- Structured Numbers. Properties of a hierarchy of internal operations in binary tress (1998) (6)
- Spectral quantities associated to pairs of matrices are hard, when not impossible, to compute and to approximate (1996) (6)
- On interval polynomials with no zeros in the unit disc (1995) (6)
- Lyapunov exponents of pairs of matrices, a correction (1997) (5)
- Optimal sampling time for consensus in time-delayed networked systems (2012) (5)
- The spectral radius of a pair of matrices is hard to compute (1996) (5)
- A rational test for strong stabilization (1995) (5)
- An upper bound for the gain of stabilizing proportional controllers (1995) (4)
- A fast algorithm for computing a minimal decomposition of a metabolic flux vector in terms of elementary flux vectors (2009) (4)
- Opinion dynamics for agents with opinion-dependent connections (2010) (4)
- Algorithms for Weighted Non-Negative Matrix Factorization (2005) (4)
- H∞ Performance of Interval Plants and Interval Feedback Systems (1992) (4)
- The simultaneous stabilizability question of three linear systems is undecidable (1999) (3)
- On the cost of deciding consensus (2012) (3)
- Exploring mobility of mobile users (2011) (3)
- Clean up or mess up: the effect of sampling biases on measurements of degree distributions in mobile phone datasets (2016) (3)
- A genetic algorithm approach for the approximation of the joint spectral radius (2011) (3)
- Structured numbers (1998) (3)
- Structured Numbers: Properties of a Hierarchy of Operations on Binary Trees. (1998) (3)
- Simultaneous Stabilation of Linear Systems (1993) (3)
- A gravity model for the geographical dispersal of mobile communication networks (2008) (3)
- Computing the Growth of the Number of Overlap-Free Words with Spectra of Matrices (2008) (3)
- Communities in a crime network (2011) (2)
- When is a Pair of Integer Matrices Mortal (1995) (2)
- Fourth special issue on linear systems and control - Preface (2002) (2)
- Computing the joint spectral radius of a set of matrices (2004) (2)
- Operations on structured numbers (1995) (2)
- Markov modeling of online inter-arrival times (2015) (2)
- Combinatorics, Automata and Number Theory: Long products of matrices (2010) (2)
- The set of realizations of a max-plus linear sequence is semi-polyhedral (2010) (2)
- Distortion theorems for rational functions without poles or zeros in simply connected domains (2000) (2)
- Affine iterations on nonnegative vectors (2004) (2)
- Is the joint spectral radius of rational matrices reachable by a finite product (2007) (2)
- Energy-Aware Consensus Algorithms in Networked Sampled Systems (2010) (1)
- Ju l 2 00 8 Fast unfolding of communities in large networks (2008) (1)
- A comparison of approximation algorithms for the joint spectral radius (2010) (1)
- Effects of time window size and placement on the structure of an aggregated communication network (2012) (1)
- Fast and Precise Approximations of the Joint Spectral Radius (2003) (1)
- On Krause's consensus multi-agent model with state-dependent connectivity (Extended version) (2008) (1)
- Control Theory: Mathematical Perspectives on Complex Networked Systems (2012) (1)
- On the growth rate of matrices with row uncertainties (2009) (1)
- On a Conjecture of Kurka. A Turing Machine with No Periodic Configurations (2001) (1)
- Zeros in the Unit Disk (M. Meneguetle) (1995) (1)
- Linear time algorithms for Clobber (2007) (1)
- Sufficient conditions: Special cases (1994) (0)
- Onthenumberof -power-freebinarywordsfor2< 7=3 (2009) (0)
- dynamic models : on the 2 R conjecture . 1 (2007) (0)
- A Note on Convex Combinations of Stable Polynomials (1995) (0)
- Finding a good window size for evolving graph analysis (2010) (0)
- Sensitivity analysis of epidemic networks (2013) (0)
- Opinion dynamic models : on the 2R conjecture (2007) (0)
- Correction: Modelling Influence and Opinion Evolution in Online Collective Behaviour (2020) (0)
- Bilinear Functions and Trees over the (max, +) Semiring (2000) (0)
- Upper Matrix Bounds for the Discrete Algebraic (2001) (0)
- A Unified Framework for Affine Local Graph Similarity (2010) (0)
- On the maximum rank of Toeplitz block matrices of blocks of a given pattern (2004) (0)
- LeuvenDepartement Elektrotechniek ESAT-SISTA / TR 97-68 On the boolean minimal realization problemin the max-plus algebra 1 (2007) (0)
- Using mobile phone data to map human population distribution (2014) (0)
- A survey of results on mobile phone datasets analysis (2015) (0)
- Extremal matrix products and the finiteness property (2010) (0)
- N ov 2 01 2 Exploring the Mobility of Mobile Phone Users (2012) (0)
- Chapter 4: Switched and piecewise affine systems (2009) (0)
- On the proportion of edges that belong to shortest paths in random graphs (2007) (0)
- A Unified Framework for Affine Graph Similarity (2010) (0)
- Playing Clobber on a Cycle 1 (2007) (0)
- Playing Clobber on a Cycle (2007) (0)
- Beyond space for community detection in spatially embedded networks (2011) (0)
- N ov 2 01 2 Cramér-Rao bounds for synchronization of rotations (2012) (0)
- Stable sets of matrices and efficient approximations of the joint spectral radius (2005) (0)
- CRUISABLE GRAPHS (2006) (0)
- Necessary conditions: Interlacement (1994) (0)
- On the booleanminimal realization problem in themax-plus algebra (1998) (0)
- Partition-Merge: Distributed Inference and Modularity Optimization (2013) (0)
- Energy-Aware Consensus for Networked Sampled MIMO Systems (2011) (0)
- Proceedings of the 16th International Symposium on Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems (MTNS 2004) (2004) (0)
- Comparison of methods for mapping human population density (0)
- An experimental study of approximation algorithms for the joint spectral radius (2012) (0)
- University of Groningen Balancing and model reduction for discrete-time nonlinear systems based on Hankel singular value analysis Fujimoto, (0)
- Final program (2022) (0)
- Markov modeling of Twitter tweet inter-arrival times (2015) (0)
- Necessary and sufficient conditions: Rational decidability (1994) (0)
- Robust Stability Under a Class of (1995) (0)
- From Minimal Distortion to Good Characterization : Perceptual Utility in Privacy-Preserving Data Publishing (2018) (0)

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