Title: Spectral identification of networks with generalized diffusive coupling
Spectral network identification aims at inferring the eigenvalues of the Laplacian matrix of a network from measurement data. This allows to capture global information on the network structure from local measurements at a few number of nodes. In this paper, we consider the spectral network identification problem in the generalized setting of a vector-valued diffusive coupling. The feasibility of this problem is investigated and theoretical results on the properties of the associated generalized eigenvalue problem are obtained. Finally, we propose a numerical method to solve the generalized network identification problem, which relies on dynamic mode decomposition and leverages the above theoretical results.