What's Up at CNS

COSTNET17 Mallorca: Presenting Science of Success and Urban Mobility

November 6, 2017

This year's conference of the European Cooperation for Statistics of Network Data Science (COSTNET) has been held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, October 25-27, visited by two members of the center for network science. As one of the keynote speakers, Michael Szell, Assistant Professor at CNS, introduced the audience to his latest projects on urban mobility, including the advantages of taxi sharing and crowdsourced methods for quantifying and visualizing mobility spaces in different cities. Milan Janosov, a PhD student at CNS, presented his first results about quantifying success on artistic fields at the flash talk and poster sessions.

Milan Janosov’s poster at COSTNET17 on quantifying and comparing success in artistic careers.

Fitting Together: New Insights in Biological Network Link Prediction

November 2, 2017

Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) are fundamental processes in biology. As building blocks, they help researchers understand biological functions and mechanisms, which in turn shapes our understanding of diseases. Unfortunately, there is no exhaustive list of PPIs - the space of all potential PPIs is large and it is costly to verify them.

Sinatra Awarded ISI Fellowship

October 31, 2017

CEU Center for Network Science (CNS) Assistant Professor Roberta Sinatra has been awarded the ISI Fellowship and will join the fifth round of the ISI Fellow program. The ISI Foundation is a private Foundation conducting research rooted in the area of Complex Systems Science, a field that the institute has contributed to shaping for more than three decades.

Circadian Rhythm of Urban Population: Are We Like Fruit Flies?

October 25, 2017

Kimmo Kaski is a professor at Aalto University and one of the pioneers in computational complex system research.

During his talk at CNS on October 9, he gave an overview of his research on the circadian rhythm of the urban population.

Switching Behavior and Retail Electricity Market Liberalization

October 17, 2017

On the 2nd of October, we had the pleasure to engage in a delightful presentation by visiting PhD student Martina Iori about her work on the retail electricity market and the collective switching behaviors caused by the market liberalization.

We learned that the electricity market of Italy was liberalized in July 2007, meaning that consumers may now choose an electricity supplier in a competitive market.