Ágnes Horvát

Ágnes Horvát is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies who has been working at the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO). Her postdoctoral research spans the areas of collective intelligence, crowdfunding, and the creative industries. Horvát’s work focuses on developing theory and methods for the study of complex networks at the intersection of computer science, physics, and social phenomena. Her interdisciplinary approach seeks to understand the behavior of connected crowds by building on techniques from network science, machine learning, statistics, and exploratory visualization. Before joining the School of Communication she was a post-doctoral researcher at NICO. She has taught such topics as network analysis, algorithms, and data structures at Heidelberg University in Germany. Horvát has been the recipient of many fellowships and academic excellence awards.


Post-Doctoral Researcher Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)
PhD Interdisciplinary Physics, Heidelberg University, Germany
BSc Physics and Computer Science, Babeș-Bolyai University, Romania
BA Photography, Film, and Media, Sapientia University, Romania

Ágnes Horvát

Assistant Professor


Communication Studies


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