Albert Laszlo Barabasi joins the CEU Center for Network Science as part time faculty. His appointment starts 2011 May 1st, and he will visit CNS regularly during the process of building substantive research capacities towards network science at CEU. His engagement at CEU CNS includes overseeing the development of a network science research strategy at CEU, help CNS secure research funding, and teaching one course on the fundamentals of network science.
There is a general sense of fragmentation when one compares European science to the American one. We set out to test the extent of fragmentation in the European network science field. We found that European netowrk science is highly fragmented, wih many small components arranged mostlty along country lines and disciplinary boundaries. Based on our analysis of citaiton performanve, it seems that the larger the component the higher the citation score.
A recent article on NPR reports the use of network science in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars: "The U.S. military's biggest success so far in the use of network analysis was the capture of Saddam Hussein in December 2003. He was found after soldiers diagrammed the social networks of his chauffeurs and others close to him.
A part of the PhD course "Understanding Networks" we map the personal network of each participant, using the ties recorded in our Facebook account. The way your friends are connected to each other reveals intersting reflections: Are there distinct subgroups? From which aspect of your personal history do they come from?