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01.11.2015 | COSS Professorship

Delft University of Technology establishes Responsible Digital Innovation Programme directed by Prof. Dirk Helbing

Delft University of Technology appoints Dirk Helbing as professor for the new research programme "Engineering Social Technologies for a Responsible Digital Future" at the faculty of Technology, Policy and management. Read more 

19.10.2015 | COSS Professorship, Job Openings

Postdoc Position: Big Data, Social Mining, Data Science

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow in the area of Big Data with a particular focus on Social Mining, in the context of the SoBigData project. Read more 

19.10.2015 | COSS Professorship, Job Openings

10 PhD Postitions: Engineering Social Technologies for a Responsible Digital Future

Prof. Dirk Helbing will in conjunction with the Delft University of Technology staff supervise a new PhD program. We are looking for 10 PhD candidates with a background in computational social science, data science, computer and engineering science, socio-physics, econo-physics, or similar, to jointly study and design complex socio-technical systems. Read more 



Prof. Helbing will participate in the International Conference on Socio-economic systems with ICT and Networks

Professor Dirk Helbing will deliver a seminar talk Digital Revolution: How to Address Its Challenges at the satellite event of the International Conference on Socio-economic systems with ICT and Networks. The event will take place on February 26 in Tokyo, Japan. Read more 


Heinrich Nax on Evolving Games

On Monday, January 25 at 11.00 – 11.30 Nax will present his work on evolving game at the Paris Game Theory Seminar at Centre Emile Borel de l'Institut Henri Poincaré, Paris, France. Read more 

Recent publications

New: Dirk Helbing and Evangelos Pournaras. (2015). Build Digital Democracy. Nature 527: 33-34.

Heinrich H. Nax, Matjaž Perc, Attila Szolnoki and Dirk Helbing. (2015). Stability of cooperation under image scoring in group interactions. Scientific Reports 5: 12145.

Lucas Böttcher, Olivia Woolley-Meza, Nuno A.M. Araujo, Hans J. Herrmann and Dirk Helbing. (2015). Disease-Induced Resource Constraints Can Trigger Explosive Pandemics Scientific Reports 5: 16571

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.

Media Responses


Computerworld: "We have to reinvent half of the economy"

Computerworld interviewed Professor Dirk Helbing."Eventually, we have to create new jobs," Helbing said. Read more 


Tagesspiegel: Are we threatened with a digital dictatorship?

The exponentially growing amount of data concerning citizens and the sophisticated algorithms could make it possible for states to manipulate us, scholars warn.   Read more 


FAZ: The Digital Manifest - Data, Thinkers, Democrats

"The scholars are not only warning in the Digital Manifest, they are also making suggestions." the prominent German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung wrote. Read more 



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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