Computing the p-Spectral Radii of Uniform Hypergraphs with Applications

Jingya Chang, Weiyang Ding, Liqun Qi, Hong Yan

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The p-spectral radius of a uniform hypergraph covers many important concepts, such as Lagrangian and spectral radius of the hypergraph, and is crucial for solving spectral extremal problems of hypergraphs. In this paper, we establish a spherically constrained maximization model and propose a first-order conjugate gradient algorithm to compute the p-spectral radius of a uniform hypergraph (CSRH). By the semialgebraic nature of the adjacency tensor of a uniform hypergraph, CSRH is globally convergent and obtains the global maximizer with a high probability. When computing the spectral radius of the adjacency tensor of a uniform hypergraph, CSRH outperforms existing approaches. Furthermore, CSRH is competent to calculate the p-spectral radius of a hypergraph with millions of vertices and to approximate the Lagrangian of a hypergraph. Finally, we show that the CSRH method is capable of ranking real-world data set based on solutions generated by the p-spectral radius model.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Scientific Computing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018


  • Eigenvalue
  • Hypergraph
  • Large scale tensor
  • Network analysis
  • p-spectral radius
  • Pagerank

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Engineering(all)
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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