Using statistical physics, network scientist Albert-László Barabási and his colleagues have developed the first-ever tool to identify whether systems—be they technological, ecological, or biological—are in danger of failing.
Last week the popular social media platform reported that each of us is connected to everyone else not by six but just three and a half other people. Northeastern network theorist Albert-László Barabási offers a more comprehensive view: the number itself is a “toss up,” depending on the density of the network.
Over the past century, the discipline of physics has expanded exponentially, crossing boundaries into areas as diverse as biology and engineering. Network scientists in the lab of Albert-László Barabási analyzed how this growth drives technological breakthroughs that improve our lives.
The Network Science Institute, home of the nation’s first doctoral program in network science, brings together an interdisciplinary team of renowned Northeastern scholars to plumb the structure and function of systems and develop intervention strategies to improve the health and security of people around the world.
Northeastern physicists Albert-László Barabási and Gang Yan reveal a measuring strategy that could guide scientists in controlling real-world complex systems.
Northeastern University network scientists have found a way to connect diseases based on their shared molecular interactions, a remarkable step in understanding human diseases.
Assigning credit for science papers with multiple authors can sometimes be a challenge. But a paper from Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research offers a new way to allocate this credit.
New research from Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research presents a pioneering approach to understanding European and North American cultural history by mapping out the mobility patterns of notable intellectuals over a 2,000-year span.
World-renowned network scientist Albert László Barabási was installed as the inaugural Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science on Monday, when he delivered a lecture highlighting his research on the “science of success.”
Network scientists at Northeastern took advantage of a visit from Hungarian President János Áder to present research on the social network of the city’s Hungarian expat community.
Distinguished University Professor Albert-László Barabási and his team at the Center for Complex Network Research have created a model that can successfully predict the long-term impact of scholarly papers.
Baruch Barzel, a post-doctoral research associate in the Center for Complex Network Science, answers some of the most fundamental questions about complex networks. The answers surprised even him.
Communities with strong mutualistic interactions tend to be more resilient, according to a new study by Filippo Simini, a postdoctoral research associate in Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research.
Baruch Barzel, a postdoctoral researcher in world-renowned network scientist Albert-László Barabási’s lab, has worked out a method for mapping the interactions between cellular components, moving the team a step closer in its quest to understand, predict, and control disease.
The pioneering degree program, which will begin this fall, will focus on an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand the underlying complexity of various systems.
Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research organized a daylong symposia on the Science of Success on Monday, bringing together experts in fields ranging from business to physics.
Symposium to discuss the phenomena of success and how it can be predicted based on data from all areas of life.
At the world’s largest science conference, Northeastern scholars urged interdisciplinary communication to develop solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.
Network scientists at Northeastern have designed an algorithm capable of identifying the subset of components that reveal a complex system’s overall nature.
Albert-László Barabási and his colleagues have developed a new mathematical algorithm that improves the predictive power of human behavioral patterns
Albert-László Barabási, Distinguished Professor of Physics, explains how he and his Northeastern colleagues are exploring complex networks that emerge in nature, science and technology.
Filippo Simini and Albert-László Barabási of the Center for Complex Network Research present a new model for mapping human mobility patterns that could lead to more accurate predictions of the spread of infectious diseases and even knowledge.
Northeastern is hosting an exhibit that showcases how mapmakers today are exploring what it means to visualize science: its principles and interconnections.
In a new study, Northeastern network scientists debunked the food-pairing hypothesis, which is based on the principle that foods that share flavor compounds taste better together.
Network scientists at Northeastern collaborate on first large-scale map of a plant’s protein network, which could one day help treat human disease.
Network scientists at Northeastern find that Google’s PageRank algorithm can reveal complex interactions in other kinds of networks, such as the human body.
Director of Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research wins recognition from science foundation based in Italy
In this month’s cover story in the journal Nature, Northeastern researchers provide a pathway to greater control of complex systems, including biological and social networks.
Network science researchers find that disasters trigger rapid rise in mobile communications, suggesting changes in emergency response policy
The latest paper from Northeastern’s Center for Complex Network Research provides a clearer picture of molecular interactions within cells, and their potential to cause disease
Renowned European artist meets renowned Northeastern physicist — and the result is on exhibit at International Village
People around the world can join the online effort to reveal Barabási’s latest book on networks—one word at a time
By establishing human predictability, Northeastern’s leading network scientists hope to address pressing public health and urban development challenges
Northeastern physicist awarded the Cozzarelli Prize for coauthoring one of the six most outstanding scientific papers of last year.
Network researchers at Northeastern predict that Bluetooth and MMS viruses could wreak havoc with any smartphone that gains significant market share.
Northeastern University physicist Albert-László Barabási has once again been recognized for his outstanding contributions to science. Joining a long list of award winners credited with historic contributions such as creating […]
Nature magazine cover story discusses revolutionary findings In a groundbreaking paper published as a cover story in this week’s Nature magazine, Northeastern University physicist Professor Albert-László Barabási and his team […]
Privacy of users protected by “anonymized” data survey Northeastern University Professor Albert-László Barabási and his team have done groundbreaking research into the nature of human mobility. The University is proud of […]
World-renownedPhysicist Receives Prestigious Honor for Exemplary Contributions to Interdisciplinary Science Boston, Mass. – Northeastern University physicist Albert-László Barabási has been elected into the Academia Europaea by members of the prestigious organization. […]
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