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05.04.2017 | COSS Professorship , Job Openings

Student Assistant Position: Web Development

We are looking for two student assistants who would support us in web development.  Read more 

01.03.2017 | COSS Professorship , Job Openings

Student Assistant Position: Digital media and Administration

We are looking for a perfectionistic student assistant who would support us in web content management, social media presence, small graphic design tasks, video cutting, and other administrative work such as organizing and running workshops.  Read more 

09.02.2017 | COSS Professorship , Job Openings

Postdoctoral position in Big Data and Data Science

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow in the area of Big Data and Data Science with a particular focus on Social Mining within a EU funded project. The project aims to establish a Social Mining and Big Data Ecosystem for ethically sensitive scientific discoveries and advanced applications of social data mining to the various dimensions of social life. Read more 


Talks

11.04.2017

Caleb Koch speaks about mass media and asylum acceptance rates at the Central European Institute in Budapest (HU) on 20.04.2017

As part of the European Public Society Conference, Caleb Koch will be presenting work co-authored with Izabela Moise, Emina Boudemagh, Karsten Donnay, and Dirk Helbing under the title: “Dynamics between mass media and asylum acceptance rates” on the 20th  of April, 2017. The conference will be held at the Central European Institute in Budapest, Hungary.   Read more 

07.04.2017

Professor Helbing speaks at the Complexity Science Hub workshop in Vienna (AT) held on the 8th and 9th of May 2017

Dirk Helbing will speak at the Complexity Science Hub Workshop in Vienna under the title: "Re-inventing society in the digital age". The event will take place on the 8th  and 9th  of May, 2017. Read more 

15.03.2017

Dr. Heinrich Nax delivers an introductory lecture on learning in strategic interactions at ETH Zurich on 12.04.2017

Dr. Heinrich Nax will be giving an introductory lecture titled "Learning in strategic interactions: theory and evidence", at ETH Zurich, IFW Building room A36 on April 12, 2017 from 17:15 to 18:30.   Read more 


Selected 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

01.03.2017

NZZ: Robots on the way to the executive suites

The prestigious Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ) reported on Professor Dirk Helbing's speech at NZZ's "Podium zur Zukunft der Arbeit", or panel on the future of work, in an article covering the event. In the event, questions of how the rapid technological upheavals will fundamentally change the working world of tomorrow and how to adapt to this change were discussed.     Read more 

01.03.2017

Netzwoche: Open data for a smart society

Professor Dirk Helbing and Prasad Pulikal explain to Netzwoche the idea of ​​ETH's Nervousnet project, where ordinary citizens help develop new services by providing the needed data. Read more 

01.03.2017

Scientific American: Will democracy survive big data and artificial intelligence?

Professor Dirk Helbing co-authored an article in Scientific American discussing the future of democracy, and how the digital revolution will change our world. Read more 


Essays

01.06.2016

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 

01.05.2016

Why we need democracy 2.0 and capitalism 2.0 to survive

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

01.01.2016

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

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