Shortest Path of a Random Graph and its Application


  • Laxminarayan Sahoo Department of Computer and Information Science, Raiganj University, Raiganj-733134, West Bengal, India
  • Rakhi Das Department of Computer and Information Science, Raiganj University, Raiganj-733134, West Bengal, India



Random graph, shortest path, probability distribution, weighted graph, unweighted graph


The goal of this work is to provide an effective method for determining the shortest path in random graphs, which are complicated networks with random connectivity patterns. We have developed an algorithm that can identify the shortest path for both weighted and unweighted random graphs to accomplish our objective. As connectivity in these types of structures is changing, the algorithm adjusts to different edge weights and node configurations to provide fast and precise shortest path searching. The study shows that the suggested method performs more successfully in finding the shortest path throughout random graphs using comprehensive computations. Many networks, including social networks, granular networks, road traffic networks, etc., include nodes that can connect to one another and create random graphs in the present-day computational era. The outcomes demonstrate how flexible it is, which makes it a useful tool for practical uses in domains where random graph structures are common, like transportation networks, communication systems, and social networks. For illustration, we have taken into consideration an actual case study of communication road networks here. We have determined the shortest path of the road networks using our proposed algorithm, and the results have been presented. Better decision-making across a range of areas is made possible by this study, which advances effective algorithms designed for complicated and unpredictable network environments.


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Author Biographies

Laxminarayan Sahoo, Department of Computer and Information Science, Raiganj University, Raiganj-733134, West Bengal, India

Laxminarayan Sahoo is currently an Associate Professor of Computer and Information Science, Raiganj University, Raiganj, India. He obtained his MSc from Vidyasagar University, India and his PhD from The University of Burdwan, India. He has received MHRD fellowship from Govt. of India and received Prof. M.N. Gopalan Award for Best PhD thesis in Operations Research from Operational Research Society of India (ORSI). He is a reviewer of several international journals and Academic Editor of International Journal “Mathematical Problems in Engineering,” Hindawi Publication. He is also Associate Editor of “Journal of Graphic Era University” River Publication. His specializations include, Wireless Sensor Network, Distributed Computing, Reliability Optimization, Genetic Algorithms, Particle Swarm Optimization, Graph Theory, Fuzzy Game Theory, Interval Mathematics, Soft Computing, Fuzzy Decision making and Operations Research. He has published a good number of articles in international and national journals of repute. Dr. Sahoo is the author of the books “Advanced Operations Research” published by Asian Books, New Delhi, “Advanced Optimization and Operations Research” published by Springer Nature, Singapore. He edited a book entitled “Real Life Applications of Multiple Criteria Decision – Making Techniques in Fuzzy Domain” published by Springer Nature and wrote several chapters from reputed publishers like Springer, IGI Global, CRC Press, Walter de Gruyter, McGraw-Hill and Elsevier. He is a fellow of ISROSET.

Rakhi Das, Department of Computer and Information Science, Raiganj University, Raiganj-733134, West Bengal, India

Rakhi Das received her B. Tech. from BIET Suri in 2006 & M. Tech. from NIT Durgapur in 2010. She is currently Pursuing Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from Raiganj University since 2021. She has published two research paper in reputed international journal Mathematics published by MDPI and International Journal of Scientific Research in Mathematical and Statistical Sciences. Her main research work focuses on Graph Theory. She has 10 years of teaching experience.


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How to Cite

Sahoo, L., & Das, R. (2024). Shortest Path of a Random Graph and its Application. Journal of Graphic Era University, 12(01), 53–76.