27.03.2015 | COSS Professorship

Michael Mäs became an assistant professor at the University of Groningen

Michael Mäs

Michael Mäs has been an assistant professor at the Department of Sociology and the ICS at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands since February 2015. Read more 

19.03.2015 | COSS Professorship

PhD Position: Mobile Middleware Systems for Distributed Social Mining

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We are looking for a PhD student with an excellent background in software engineering, computer systems, computer networks or distributed systems. The work will be pursued in the context of the Nervousnet Project.   Read more 



Prof. Helbing will give a keynote talk at the Herrenhausen Conference "Big Data in a Transdisciplinary Perspective" in Hannover, 26th March 2015

Dirk Helbing will give a keynote talk on Thursday, 26 March 2015 at Session 4 - Coping with Big Data at 2:30 p.m. Read more 


Prof. Helbing will present a Keynote Talk at "Asia-Pacific Social Simulation Workshop & JaKoSS 2015" in South Korea, on 9th April 2015

Dirk Helbing's Keynote Talk "Building a Smart Digital Socitety Together" will take place at Jeju Island (south Korea) on 10th April from circa 9 to 11 am.   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 

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


Hungarian Hetek magazine quotes professor Helbing

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The article A globális agy (A global brain) was recently published in a weekly news magazine Hetek.  Read more 


Professor Dirk Helbing interviewed on SRF

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Professor Dirk Helbing appeared in March in the SRF TV program: Digitale Revolution - und die vernetzte Welt von morgen.   Read more 


EU Horizon Magazine: Open data could turn Europe’s digital desert into a digital rainforest

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The interview with Professor Dirk Helbing has been published in "HORIZON - The EU Research & Innovation Magazine" on February 2nd, 2015. Read more 


Chemistry World: A brave new word

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Philip Ball points out in Chemistry World magazine the study conducted by Tobias Kuhn, Matjaž Perc and Dirk Helbing: "Inheritance Patterns in Citation Networks Reveal Scientific Memes".   Read more 

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