For undirected graphs, the Ricci curvature introduced by Lin-Lu-Yau has been widely studied from various perspectives, especially geometric analysis. In the present paper, we discuss generalization problem of their Ricci curvature for directed graphs. We introduce a new generalization for strongly connected directed graphs by using the mean transition probability kernel which appears in the formulation of the Chung Laplacian. We conclude several geometric and spectral properties under a lower Ricci curvature bound extending previous results in the undirected case.
|Journal||Calculus of Variations and Partial Differential Equations|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Aug 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Mathematics