CEU faculty affiliates
Balázs Vedres, Director of CNS
Balazs Vedres is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University, and director of the Center for Network Science. He teaches sociology at CEU since January 2004. His primary interests are economic sociology, social networks, historical sociology, postsocialism, and methods. He received his PhD in sociology from Columbia University.
Albert László Barabási
Albert László Barabási joins CNS as part time faculty member, a recurrent visitor from May 1 2011. He will visit CNS regularly during the process of building substantive research capacities towards network science at CEU. His responsibilities include overseeing the development of a network science research strategy at CEU, attracting substantial external funding, and teaching one course on the fundamentals of network science.
Jean-Louis Fabiani is is Professor at the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Central European University. His interest include sociology of culture, academic production, the sociology of science, and discourse processes.
Levente (Levi) received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2006 where he also studied Survey Research and Methodology. He has held visiting positions in multiple departments of the Eotvos Lorand University and the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Psychology. He has taught a number of workshops on missing data. Predominantly a methodologist, Levi’s research strives to find new analytical strategies to complex problems and research questions in any field of science. Past research has included evolutionary game theory through agent based computer simulations and macro-comparative exploration of the relationship between corruption and democratic performance. Current research includes exploration of a number of statistical questions, assessment of electoral systems and the genetics of social and political behavior. Active member of the American Political Science Association, Behavior Genetics Association and the International Society for Twin Studies. Levi also plays bluegrass and has two cats.
Viktor Lagutov is research fellow at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy, heading the Environmental Systems Laboratory. He received hi PhD from CEU, and has diverse research experience in complex systems, environmental protection, and computer programming.
External CNS Affiliates
Researcher at the Dept. of Environmental Sciences, University of Parma. Dr. Bodini graduated in Biological Sciences and succesfully completed his PhD in Environmental Sciences discussing a thesis on the applications of qualitative modelling in ecology. From 1988 to 1990 he worked at the Dept. of Population Sciences, Harvard University (Boston) with Prof. Richard Levins. His research is in the fields of ecosystem ecology, ecological modelling and environmental impact assessment, with applications to ecosystem management. In this framework his interests focus on networks. He has used networks to detect early sings of stress in aquatic ecosystems, to study the propensity to sustainability of urban ecosystems, to explore robustness and the dynamics of secondary extinctions in food webs.
He is a researcher at Microsoft Research – University of Trento, Centre for Compuptational and Systems Biology, Trento, Italy. Both his MSc in Biology (1996) and PhD in Genetics (1999) are from Eötvös University, Budapest. From 2003 to 2008, Branco Weiss fellow at Collegium Budapest, Institute for Advanced Study. His main interest is studying the role of central nodes in ecological and social networks (including food webs, landscape graphs, human and animal social networks, webs of international relations and molecular networks).
He is a post-doc fellow at the Center for Network Science, Central European University. He graduated in Environmental Sciences and received his PhD in ecology from the University of Parma. Main interests of his research are ecosystem network analysis (trophic structure, centralities and topological regularities), environmental management (Ecological Footprint, territorial planning and management, Environmental Impact Assessment) and the comparison of structure and functioning between ecological systems and social networks.
He is Assistant Professor at Institute of Sociology and Social Policy, Corvinus University of Budapest. He received his PhD in Sociology from the ICS/University of Groningen. His main research interests are the theoretical, experimental, and empirical analysis of the dynamics of social networks, group dynamics and intergroup conflict.