Balazs Vedres

Associate Professor
Associate Professor

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Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51 | A306

Joint appointment with Department of Network and Data Science

Vedres' research furthers the agenda of developing social data science and network science with social theoretical insight. Vedres' recent research follows entrepreneurs, video game developers, jazz musicians, open source programmers, and graphic designers as they weave collaborative networks through their projects and recording sessions, answering questions about the sources of creativity, artistic success, gender inequality, and the historical sustainability of innovation systems. His research results were published in the top journals of data science, network science, and sociology, with two articles in the American Journal of Sociology developing the pragmatist notion of structural folds: creative tensions in intersecting yet cognitively diverse cohesive communities. In furtner lines of work, Vedres has analyzed historical network evolution in the areas of transnational civic activism, politicized business groups, and the evolution of global economic flows.

Blog posts by or about Balazs Vedres on What's Up at DNDS:

Vedres Elected Member of the European Academy of Sociology

The Secret Power of Forbidden Triads


PhD, Sociology, Columbia University
MA, Economics, Corvinus University

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