Research Focus

CEU Network Science Research Published in Science Shows How to Predict Academic Career Success

CEU network scientists Roberta Sinatra and Albert-Laszlo Barabasi's research on quantifying the success of academics in the fields of physics, economics, ecology, cognitive science, neuroscience, biology and chemistry was published today in Science. Sinatra and Barabasi along with researchers at a number of other institutions in the U.S.

Aleppo Conflict Timeline Now Available

The Aleppo Project has recently introduced another valuable study for anyone who is interested in finding out about what has happened in and to Aleppo in recent years. The Aleppo Conflict Timeline begins in 2012 when the armed conflict in Syria reached Aleppo. 

Read the full article on the Center for Conflict, Negotiation and Recovery (CCNR) website here.

CEU Hosts 16 Fellows in the Framework of CEU/HESP Visiting Research Fellowship Program

February 9, 2016

CEU departments, schools and research centers currently host 16 visiting research fellows from three continents in the framework of the Higher Education Support Program of the Open Society Foundations (CEU/HESP) Visiting Research Fellowship program. In AY 2015-16 altogether 24 fellows will visit CEU during the Fall, Winter and Spring terms.

Cryptography Solves Old Puzzles, Creates New Ones, Csirmaz Says

April 21, 2015

Popular culture makes us believe that cryptography is an intellectual challenge surrounded by mystery. Laszlo Csirmaz, professor in CEU’s Department of Mathematics and Its Applications and the Computer and Statistics Center, started researching cryptography, secret sharing in particular, so long ago that he’s not sure now what drove him to the subject at first. However, he still finds recovering secrets fascinating.

Discussing Drugs on the Dark Net

March 3, 2015

Drugs aren't just being bought, sold, and fought over in the terrestrial world. In recent years, illegal drug sales have flourished on the so-called Dark Net, part of the Internet that is only accessible via special software. U.S. and UK law enforcement agencies have shut down well-known suppliers and perhaps the Internet's most notorious peddler of illegal goods, Dread Pirate Roberts (Ross Ulbricht) of the defunct site Silk Road, is now behind bars and facing a life sentence in the U.S.