What's Up at CNS

Ecological Networks – From Individuals to Ecosystems

January 15, 2018

How may network analysis help to understand what happens in biological and ecological systems? Ferenc Jordán, group leader and scientific adviser at the Danube Research Institute - MTA Center for Ecological Research in Budapest, explained in detail the potentialities of the use of a complex network approach in Biology.

Combined Effect of Content Quality and Social Ties on User Engagement: Research of Aesthetics Empowered by Algorithms

January 9, 2018

Rossano Schifanella, an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Turin, with experience in working in the industry (Yahoo Lab, Nokia Bell Labs) gave a talk about his research on social media data aiming at better understanding online as well as offline social behavior.

The Influence of Core-Periphery Relations on the Process of Canon-Formation

January 3, 2018

How does the network position of artists influence whether they become part of the community that shapes the artistic canon or one of those being tossed to the periphery of the art world?

How do influential actors in the art system shape, reconstruct and establish these relations?

Júlia Perczel, PhD candidate at the Center for Network Science investigates these questions among many others to map the cultural production practices of the art world.

Visualizing the Street Network of Budapest

December 19, 2017

How can we understand a city through its infrastructure networks? This question was the starting point for my final project in the Data Visualization class taught by Roberta Sinatra. The goal of the class was to gain insight into a data set through visualization.

New Article by Kertész and Török on Cascading Collapse of Online Social Networks Published in Scientific Reports

December 15, 2017

Why do some networks rapidly decay and collapse?

The article of two of our faculty, János Kertész and János Török, on the once popular but now defunct Hungarian online social network, iWiW, has just been published in Scientific Reports.

J. Török and J. Kertész: Cascading collapse of online social networks, Sci. Rep. 7, 16743 (2017)