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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 



Dr. Heinrich Nax will participate at the workshop of the 54th IEEE Conference in Osaka, December 14

Dr. Nax will take a part at the Pre-Conference Workshop "Distributed Autonomy and Human-Machine Networks" with a talk "Human behavioral laboratory studies of ‘noise’ in games" on December 14, 2015 in Osaka (Japan).   Read more 


Prof. Helbing will give a talk at the IIASA Conference

Dirk Helbing will speak at the IIASA Conference: From Computational Social Science to Global Systems Science in November 12th, 2015 in Laxenburg, Vienna, Austria. 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.

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.

Media Responses


SRF: "Die Welt ist keine Maschine"

The Swiss national broadcasting company SRF interviewed Professor Dirk Helbing. The topic was the changing working environment.  Read more 


Spiegel Online: Anschlag beim Stade de France- Besonnene Behörden verhinderten Massenpanik

Spiegel Online wrote a story on preventing mass panic in a football stadium in Paris after terrorist attacks. Professor Dirk Helbing commented on the situation. Read more 


Der Bund: Wie eine Massenpanik unter 80'000 Fans verhindert wurde

Der Bund published a story on preventing mass panic in a football stadium in Paris after terrorist attacks. It includes Dirk Helbing's comments. 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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