Albert-László Barabási

Albert-László Barabási is the Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, where he directs the Center for Complex Network Research. He also holds an appointment in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is a member of the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. Professor Barabási is a fellow of the American Physical Society and has won numerous awards, including the John von Neumann Medal. He earned his M.S. in Theoretical Physics from the Eötvös University and Ph.D. in Physics from Boston University.

Professor Barabási researches network theory and proposed the Barabási–Albert model to explain the emergence of scale-free networks.

Representative Publications

Yan, Gang, et al. “Network control principles predict neuron function in the Caenorhabditis elegans connectome.” Nature 550.7677 (2017): 519-533.

Grauwin, Sebastian, et al. “Identifying and modeling the structural discontinuities of human interactions.” Scientific Reports 7 (2017).

Deville, Pierre, et al. “Scaling identity connects human mobility and social interactions.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113.26 (2016): 7047-7052.


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