Albert-László Barabási is a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern
University, where he directs the Center for Complex Network Research, and holds
appointments in the Departments of Physics, Computer Science and Biology, as well as in
the Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women Hospital, and is
a member of the Center for Cancer Systems Biology at Dana Farber Cancer Institute. A
Hungarian born native of Transylvania, Romania, he received his Masters in Theoretical
Physics at the Eötvös University in Budapest, Hungary and was awarded a Ph.D. three years
later at Boston University. After a year at the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, he
joined Notre Dame as an Assistant Professor, and in 2001 was promoted to the Professor
and the Emil T. Hofman Chair. Barabási recently released on April 29th his newest book
"Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do" (Dutton, 2010) available
in five languages. He has also authored "Linked: The New Science of Networks"
(Perseus, 2002), currently available in eleven languages, is co-author of "Fractal
Concepts in Surface Growth" (Cambridge, 1995), and the co-editor of "The
Structure and Dynamics of Networks" (Princeton, 2005). His work lead to the
discovery of scale-free networks in 1999, and proposed the Barabasi-Albert model to
explain their widespread emergence in natural, technological and social systems, from the
cellular telephone to the WWW or online communities. His work on complex networks have
been widely featured in the media, including the cover of Nature, Science News and many
other journals, and written about in Science, Science News, New York Times, USA Today,
Washington Post, American Scientist, Discover, Business Week, Die Zeit, El Pais, Le
Monde, London’s Daily Telegraph, National Geographic, The Chronicle of Higher Education,
New Scientist, and La Republica, among others. He has been interviewed by BBC Radio,
National Public Radio, CBS and ABC News, CNN, NBC, and many other media outlets. 



Viral perturbations of host networks reflect disease etiology (with Natali Gulbahce, Han Yan, Amélie Dricot, Megha Padi, Danielle Byrdsong, Rachel Franchi, Deok-Sun Lee, Orit Rozenblatt-Rosen, Jessica C. Mar, Michael A. Calderwood, Amy Baldwin, Bo Zhao, Balaji Santhanam, Pascal Braun, Nicolas Simonis, Kyung-Won Huh, Karin Hellner, Miranda Grace, Alyce Chen, Renee Rubio, Jarrod A. Marto, Nicholas A. Christakis, Elliott Kieff, Frederick P. Roth, Jennifer Roecklein-Canfield, James A. DeCaprio, Michael E. Cusick, John Quackenbush, David E. Hill, Karl Münger, and Marc Vidal), Physics Faculty Publications (2012)

Many human diseases, arising from mutations of disease susceptibility genes (genetic diseases), are also associated...

A dynamic network approach for the study of human phenotypes (with César A. Hidalgo, Nicholas Blumm, and Nicholas A. Christakis), Physics Faculty Publications (2009)

The use of networks to integrate different genetic, proteomic, and metabolic datasets has been proposed...



The impact of cellular networks on disease comorbidity (with Juyong Park, Deok-Sun Lee, and Nicholas A. Christakis), Physics Faculty Publications (2009)

The impact of disease-causing defects is often not limited to the products of a mutated...



Impact of limited solvent capacity on metabolic rate, enzyme activities, and metabolite concentrations of S. cerevisiae glycolysis (with Alexei Vazquez, Marcio A. de Menezes, and Zoltan N. Oltvai), Physics Faculty Publications (2008)

The cell’s cytoplasm is crowded by its various molecular components, resulting in a limited solvent...



Predicting synthetic rescues in metabolic networks (with Adilson E. Motter, Natali Gulbahce, and Eivind Almaas), Physics Faculty Publications (2008)

An important goal of medical research is to develop methods to recover the loss of...