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Design Patterns of Social Bots

July 2, 2020

Our 2nd year PhD student Abdullah Alrhmoun presented his research project about the Design Patterns of Social Bots. Design patterns are a toolkit of tried and tested solutions to recurring (repetitive) design problems. Nowadays, the ecosystems of online bots are drastically increasing in number and complexity. An increasing amount of websites and online social networks are becoming the perfect environment for bots, operating dependently or not from users’ inputs. 

The Impact of Promotions in Sarafu Network

June 2, 2020

Teodoro Criscione, a 2nd year PhD candidate at the Department of Network and Data Science, presented his ongoing research on the network of the Community Currency System (CCS) in Kenya, the so called Sarafu Network. The emergence of CSS is driven by the need for an alternative credit system outside the official monetary system in a small and close-knit environment. In order to increase the well-being of a community, this aforementioned scheme focuses on financing community projects. 

Latest Article of Janosov and Colleagues Tackles the Role of Luck in Success

May 20, 2020

The latest article of Milan JanosovFederico Battiston, and Roberta Sinatra published in EPJ Data Science discusses the role of randomness in creative career success and networking patterns. The article was also featured in Nature’s Behavior and Social Science Community, New Scientist, 10Daily, and Qubit. 

Urban Segregation and Mobility

April 29, 2020

On April 28, 2020, Rafiazka Hilman, second year PhD student at DNDS, presented the latest developments and perspectives on her project, entitled "Socioeconomic Dimensions of Spatiotemporal Mobility".

WiDS Budapest Organized for the 2nd Time at CEU

April 7, 2020

See a short video about this year's speakers: