High-Dimensional Random Geometric Graphs and their Clique Number

Luc Devroye (McGill University)
András György (Hungarian Academy of Sciences)
Gábor Lugosi (Pompeu Fabra University)
Frederic Udina (Pompeu Fabra University)


We study the behavior of random geometric graphs in high dimensions. We show that as the dimension grows, the graph becomes similar to an Erdös-Rényi random graph. We pay particular attention to the clique number of such graphs and show that it is very close to that of the corresponding Erdös-Rényi graph when the dimension is larger than $\log^3(n)$ where $n$ is the number of vertices. The problem is motivated by a statistical problem of testing dependencies.

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Publication Date: November 30, 2011

DOI: 10.1214/EJP.v16-967


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