21.05.2015 | COSS Professorship

Bachelor/Master/Semester Thesis: Human Interactions in Networked Virtual Environments

Human Interactions in Networked Virtual Environments

We offer a thesis supervised by Prof. Christoph Hoelscher (ETH-COG), Dr. Tyler Thrash (ETH--COG), Prof. Mubbasir Kapadia (DRZ/Rutgers), and Prof. Dirk Helbing (ETH-COSS). Read more 

18.05.2015 | Conferences and Workshops

Workshop "Controversies in Game Theory II: Social Preference Theory and Mechanism Design" at ETH, May 26-29, 2015

Workshop Poster

Visit the workshop and block course which takes place in the week of May 26-29, 2015 in the main building of the ETH Zurich. Read more 

24.04.2015 | COSS Professorship

Student assistant position: Distributed Measurement Systems for Mobile Apps

Curriculum vitae

We are looking for student assistants with knowledge of software engineering, and distributed systems. The work will be pursued in the context of the NervousNet project. Read more 



Prof. Helbing will give a talk at the International Conference: Social Norms and Institutions 2015 in Ascona, May 14, 2015

Dirk Helbing's talk "Cooperation, social norms, conflict and revolutions in multi-population games" will take a place at Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland. Read more 


Dirk Helbing will speak at the Open Innovation 2.0 Conference in Espoo, June 8-9, 2015

Professor Helbing will speak at the conference organized by the Open Innovation Strategy and Policy Group (OISPG) in Espoo, Finland.   Read more 

Recent publications

Maximilian Schich, Chaoming Song, Yong-Yeol Ahn, Alexander Mirsky, Mauro Martino, Albert-László Barabási and Dirk Helbing. (2014). A network framework of cultural history. Science 345(6196): 558-562.

Lucas Böttcher, Olivia Woolley-Meza, Nuno A.M. Araujo, Hans J. Herrmann and Dirk Helbing. (2014). Disease-Induced Resource Constraints Can Trigger Explosive Pandemics. SSRN.

Roman Mani, Lucas Böttcher, Hans J. Herrman and Dirk Helbing. (2014). Extreme power law in a driven many-particle system without treshold dynamics. Physical Review E 90: 042201.

Media Responses


Le Temps: Digital Master

Le Temps

The Swiss French-speaking magazine conducted an interview with Professor Helbing. Read more 


Technology review: How predictable is the man?

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The German version of the MIT science magazine Technology Review asked Prof. Helbing about simulations. Read more 


ETH research gets coverage also in local news logo

Local news community in Bochum - German city in the North Rhine-Westphalia - wrote a story about a street Tenthoffstraße and noticed the article written by Prof. Helbing. Read more 

Recent essays


Big Data, Cloud & Co.: Der Geist ist aus der Flasche

Published in October 2014. Read more 


FuturICT Blog: Genie out of the bottle

An essay published on on October 3, 2014 Read more 

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