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Imperial Networks from the Sixteenth-Century Habsburg House in Constantinople

November 26, 2018

Robyn Radway, Assistant Professor at the Department of History at CEU, presented her latest book project combining early modern history and network science, on November 12 as part of the DNDS Research Seminar Series. Her project aims to capture yet-unknown historical processes through data analysis by studying the interaction patterns between members of noble families, bureaucrats, and the people who supported and served them in Habsburg Central Europe in the 16th-17th centuries.

High, Inconsistent and Cross-Level Status in Political Networks

November 16, 2018

Professor of Sociology, Emmanuel Lazega from The Paris Institute of Political Studies, (Sciences Po) gave a talk about his research on high, inconsistent and cross-level status in political networks. Prof. Lazega is a recognized researcher in the field of social networks, a recipient of the prestigious Georg Simmel Award in 2018 for his contribution to the field.

Video: Gendered Behavior as a Disadvantage in Open Source Software Development

November 9, 2018

Software development is vital in shaping society, from finance to social relationships, and women are largely excluded. In this seminar that took place at Central European University (October 15, 2018 - Budapest), Orsolya Vásárhelyi argues that disadvantage is more due to gendered behavior than to categorical discrimination: women are at a disadvantage because of what they do, rather than because of who they are.

Threshold Driven Contagion on Weighted Networks

November 7, 2018

Weighted networks provide meaningful information for the structure of complex systems where interacting entities are connected with links weighted by the strength of their interaction. In his recent presentation, Gerardo Iñiguez González, Assistant Professor at the Department of Network and Data Science at CEU, shared his research about threshold driven contagion on weighted networks.

Hungarian Academy of Sciences, CEU, Charles University Researchers Win EUR10 Million ERC Synergy Grant

October 24, 2018

Budapest, October 22, 2018 — Laszlo Lovasz of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Albert-Laszlo Barabasi of Central European University (CEU), and Jaroslav Nesetril of Charles University in Prague have been awarded a six-year grant supporting network science research by the European Research Council (ERC) totaling almost EUR10 million.

Read more: https://www.ceu.edu/article/2018-10-22/hungarian-academy-sciences-ceu-ch...