Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, visiting professor at the Center of Network Science at CEU, received the Prima Primissima Award for his outstanding contributions to network science on December 5. The award, founded in 2003 by Hungarian entrepreneur Sandor Demjan with the support of the National Association of Entrepreneurs and Employers, aims to honor and preserve Hungarian achievements, and facilitate improvements in the fields of science, art, culture, and sport regardless of the current political climate. Recipients of the prestigious Prima Primissima Award represent authentic, unquestionable values.
Albert-Laszlo Barabasi is also 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, and holds appointments in the Departments of Physics and College of Computer and Information Science, as well as in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women Hospital in the Channing Division of Network Science, and is a member of the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. His work lead to the discovery of scale-free networks in 1999, and proposed the Barabasi-Albert model to explain their widespread emergence in natural, technological and social systems, from the cellular telephone to the World Wide Web or online communities.