What's Up at DNDS

Vásárhelyi Awarded DSSG Fellowship

May 22, 2018

Our 3rd year PhD student in Network Science Orsolya Vásárhelyi has been chosen to take part in the prestigious Data Science for Social Good Fellowship program in this summer in Lisbon, Portugal.

DeleteFacebook on Twitter – a Hidden Political Discussion

May 14, 2018

As Facebook’s founding CEO testified in front of the Senate, the data privacy scandal around his company has become a top-level political issue. But how is it reflected on a large scale at the level of individuals? To get insights on that, we collected and analyzed 169,610 anonymized public tweets from 81,639 users posted between March 28 and April 30.

Language Style Similarity and Friendship Networks

May 10, 2018

Human communication has shifted to texts from phone calls - in the U.S. the number of text messages exploded from 14 billion in 2000 to 188 billion in 2010. Prof. Balázs Kovács from Yale University gave a lecture at CNS about the role of language style in human interactions.

It is known that homophily, the tendency that friendship is more likely to form between similar people, shapes social networks. Prof. Kovács demonstrated in two examples how linguistic similarity enforces network tie formation and friends exhibit linguistic convergence over time.

Optimizing Urban Jungles - Urban Mobility via Multilayer Networks

April 24, 2018

Since more than 50% of the human population lives in cities, the complex system of urban infrastructures influences everyday life more than ever. Most cities we live in have not been designed for such dense population with intense mobility, therefore they have grown organically. It has resulted in many cases in a car-centric design which has obvious implications for the environment, human health as well as social structure.

The Impact of Role Structure and the Evolution of Temporal Social Network on Collaborative Project Teams’ Performance

April 16, 2018

On March 5, the speaker at the CNS Research Colloquium was Rebeka O. Szabó, who gave a talk on the topic of "The impact of role structure and the evolution of temporal social network on collaborative project teams’ performance". Rebeka is a first year PhD student at the Center for Network Science with particular interest in social networks, organizations and evolution intertwined with themes of cooperation, social inequality and knowledge diffusion.