Department of Network and Data Science

The Department of Network and Data Science at the Central European University carries out research in network science, with a special focus on the foundations and applications of network science to practical data-driven problems. The Department organizes a BA/BSc in Data Science and Society as well as hosts 1- and 2-year MS programs in Social Data Science and a PhD Program and various Advanced Certificate Programs for CEU master's and/or doctoral students.

Data Science tools and the Network Science approach offer a unique perspective to tackle complex problems, impenetrable to linear-proportional thinking.The data deluge of our times has opened up unprecedented opportunities to study and understand structure and function of social, economic and political systems. The concept of networks has become indispensable in several social science disciplines. Data-driven network science aims at explaining complex phenomena at larger scales emerging from simple principles of making network links. A key element of the mission of the Department is to work across disciplines to bring network and data science tools to many fields of the social sciences.

The Department of Network and Data Science translates these ideas into research projects - our faculty have won several major grants, from European Union and US funding agencies.

contact information

Vienna, Quellenstrasse 51 | 3rd floor
(+43 1 ) 25230 2655

Unit head

Head of Department
Professor

Academic Staff

Postdoctoral Fellow
Senior Visiting Researcher
Visiting Professor
Associate Professor
Postdoctoral Fellow
Junior Research Fellow
Lecturer
Postdoctoral Fellow
Director of the Master of Science in Social Data Science Program
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
SNSF Postdoc Mobility Fellow
Postdoctoral Fellow
Assistant Professor
Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Director of the PhD Program in Network Science
Professor

Staff

Department Coordinator, MSc in Social Data Science Coordinator
Department Coordinator, PhD in Network Science Coordinator