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- Northeastern University
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O. Mryglod, B. Fuchs, M. Szell, Y. Holovatch, S. Thurner: Interevent time distributions of human multi-level activity in a virtual world, (2014, submitted)
P. Santi, G. Resta, M. Szell, S. Sobolevsky, S. Strogatz, C. Ratti: Quantifying the benefits of vehicle pooling with shareability networks, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (2014, in press)
M. Szell: Connecting Paradigms, Science 343(6174), 970-971 (2014)
M. Szell, S. Grauwin, C. Ratti: Contraction of online response to major events, PLOS ONE 9(2): e89052, (2014)
Recent media coverage
The Atlantic - Citylab: What Can We Learn From the Wealth of Virtual Nations?
Science Friday: Hello, Stranger, Wanna Share a Cab?
The Brian Lehrer Show: Should We Start Sharing Taxis?
100 word bio
Michael Szell is currently postdoctoral researcher at Northeastern University (Center for Complex Network Research). His interdisciplinary background of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics is well reflected in his research goals: To quantitatively understand collective behavior and the underlying patterns of our interlinked actions and decisions in a new kind of "computational social science", which typically involves mining large-scale data sets of human activity following a complex networks/systems approach. Michael's special focus is on online environments and media, in particular he is known for his work on multiplex networks, social dynamics and mobility from the players in his massive multiplayer online game "Pardus", www.pardus.at.
- Social networks: Analysis and modeling of structure, evolution, and processes
- Computational social science, in particular of human behavior online
- Complex systems, behavioral economics, evolutionary game theory
|2012 / 03||Ph.D. in Physics, University of Vienna|
Advisors: Stefan Thurner, Christoph Dellago
|2007 / 10||M.Sc. in Technical Mathematics with focus on computer science, Vienna University of Technology|
2014 / 07
|Postdoctoral research associate, Center for Complex Network Research, Northeastern University|
|2014 / 07|
2012 / 04
|Postdoctoral research fellow, Senseable City Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology|
|2011 / 12|
2009 / 01
|Research assistant, Section for Science of Complex Systems, Medical University of Vienna|
2006 / 09
|Founder and manager of Bayer & Szell OG|
2004 / 07
|Developer and administrator of the Massive Multiplayer Online Game Pardus|
- Badminton, Squash, Tennis
- Playing the piano
- Programming, web development
- Hiking, cycling