Many optimization, inference, and learning tasks can be accomplished efficiently by means of decentralized processing algorithms where the network topology (i.e., the graph) plays a critical role in enabling the interactions among neighboring nodes. There is a large body of literature examining the effect of the graph structure on the performance of decentralized processing strategies. In this article, we examine the inverse problem and consider the reverse question: How much information does observing the behavior at the nodes of a graph convey about the underlying topology? For large-scale networks, the difficulty in addressing such inverse problems is compounded by the fact that usually only a limited fraction of the nodes can be probed, giving rise to a second important question: Despite the presence of unobserved nodes, can partial observations still be sufficient to discover the graph linking the probed nodes? The article surveys recent advances on this challenging learning problem and related questions.

Graph Learning under Partial Observability

Matta V.;
2020-01-01

Abstract

Many optimization, inference, and learning tasks can be accomplished efficiently by means of decentralized processing algorithms where the network topology (i.e., the graph) plays a critical role in enabling the interactions among neighboring nodes. There is a large body of literature examining the effect of the graph structure on the performance of decentralized processing strategies. In this article, we examine the inverse problem and consider the reverse question: How much information does observing the behavior at the nodes of a graph convey about the underlying topology? For large-scale networks, the difficulty in addressing such inverse problems is compounded by the fact that usually only a limited fraction of the nodes can be probed, giving rise to a second important question: Despite the presence of unobserved nodes, can partial observations still be sufficient to discover the graph linking the probed nodes? The article surveys recent advances on this challenging learning problem and related questions.
2020
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