What's Up at CNS

140 Million Potential Reach on Twitter

May 3, 2017


We studied the daily potential reach on Twitter (product of the number of tweets and the followers of that tweeter) of the tweets containing the hashtags of #IstandwithCEU, #aCEUvalvagyok and #LexCEU over the past month. During this period of time, 43,362 tweets were published by 15,242 users, who have more than 38 million followers combined, and a total potential reach of over 143 million.

The Effect of Luck, Skill and Collaboration in Success and Careers

April 11, 2017

Why George Lucas should stick to writing scripts and not directing

It is a common phrase that hard work always pays off, but is that really true? Can we measure the effect of luck within a career? CNS’s 1st year Phd Student (Supervisor: Prof. Roberta Sinatra) Milan Janosov’s research focuses on how to quantify the building blocks of a successful career, such as luck, skill and collaboration.

Google Searches of CEU Became Global

April 4, 2017

Picture showing how Google searches for “Central European University” became truly global over the last week. Created by Orsolya Vásárhelyi, PhD student at Center for Network Science at CEU.


April 3, 2017

Twitter opinion network of the #istandwithceu hashtag, created by Milán Janosov and Balázs Vedres. Click on the image to open PDF.

We collected all the tweets containing the #IstandwithCEU hashtag, using the official Twitter API, since the #IstandwithCEU hashtag's first appareance. Based on the first ten-thousand tweets with the tag, we created a network of the most popular additional hashtags, also used in these tweets. On the visualization the size of each node (hashtag) is proportional to the number of tweets it appeared in, and the width of the edges represents the co-occurance frequency. Color encodes time, with blue tags being used the earliest, and grey tags entered the latest.

Our Phd Student Wins Scholarship for the Symposium for the Society of Young Network Scientists

March 31, 2017

Our PhD student Milán Janosov has won a scholarship to attend the Symposium for the Society of Young Network Scientists in Indianapolis, co-located with NetSci, and has also been admitted to Summer Sc