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26.08.2016 | COSS Professorship , Job Openings

Student Assistant Postion: Human Interactions in Networked Virtual Environments

The Computer Graphics Laboratory is looking for a student assistant who can program in C++/C#, has experience in computer networking, artificial intelligence, and/or computer animation, and preferrably a prior experience with Unity game engine. Read more 

22.08.2016 | COSS Professorship , Conferences and Workshops

Register for the first blockchain and IoT summer school co-organized by COSS!

Are you studying in a field related to computer science / engineering / mathematics? Do you want to be among the first people worldwide to profit from top-notch hands-on free education in Blockchain and Internet of Things? Read more 

03.08.2016 | COSS Professorship , Conferences and Workshops

Register for the conference Build Peace. Tickets are available now

How can we use technology, arts and research for peace, towards transformation? This is the core question of the conference, which will take place on September 9 - 11, 2016 in Zürich, Switzerland. Read more 



Dr. Nax and Dr. Pradelski will give a talk "Decentralized Dynamics in Transferable-Utility Matching Markets" at ETH Zurich (CH), 28.11.16

The talk is part of the CONTROL SEMINAR SERIES and will take place at 15:15, in the LFW E11 building of the ETH Zurich.   Read more 


Prof. Helbing will give a talk at "Impact Robotisering" in Amsterdam (NL), 17.11.16

Professor Helbing will talk at the conference about impact of robotisation. It will take place at the Beurs van Berlage (Dutch stock exchange) Conference Center. Read more 


"Big Data: Chance für die Demokratie!" is title of Prof. Helbing's talk at ETH Zurich (CH), 27.11.16

Dirk Helbing will give a speech during the ETH Treffpunkt Science City "Erlebnissonntag" on 27. 11. 2016, at Zurich - Hönggerberg. Read more 

Prestigious publications

Stefano Balietti, Robert L. Goldstone, and Dirk Helbing (2016). Peer review and competition in the Art Exhibition Game. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: 201603723.

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

Media Responses


Heise: Flexible security fence around October Fest

A German news website Heise Online noticed Prof. Dirk Helbing's research on the disaster during Love Parade in Duisburg. Read more 


Süddeutsche Zeitung: The society of data

Süddeutsche Zeitung covered the 38th Congress of German Sociological Society. The author mentioned research by Prof. Helbing.   Read more 


La Vanguardia: The hidden danger of Big Data

Prof. Dirk Helbing of ETH Zurich and Carlo Ratti of MIT wrote an article for a Spanish daily newspaper La Vanguardia on the hidden danger of Big Data.   Read more 



Behavioural Control or Digital Democracy? - A Digital Manifesto

An english version of the Digital Manifesto: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Big Nudging, and Cybernetic Society: Is the automation of society coming? A joint appeal to secure freedom and democracy. Read more 


Why we need democracy 2.0 and capitalism 2.0 to survive

Read an article published in about opportunities stemming from growth of data-driven societies.   Read more 


A Digital World To Thrive In

Professor Dirk Helbing discusses how the Internet of Things can make the "invisible hand" work and societies thrive. Read more 


Books published by Prof. Dirk Helbing The Automation of Society is Next: How to Survive the Digital Thinking Ahead - Essays on Big Data, Digital Revolution, and Participatory Market Social Quantitative Sociodynamics
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