Ágnes Horvát

Assistant Professor
Communication Studies, School of Communication
Computer Science, McCormick School of Eng (by courtesy)
MORS, Kellogg School of Management (by courtesy)
Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)
Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC)
Northwestern University


Frances Searle Building
2240 Campus Drive, 1-156
Evanston, IL 60208


Email: a-horvat@northwestern.edu
Phone: +1 (847) 467 6465
Office hours: by appointment

NEWS

♦ Orsolya Vásárhelyi presents our joint work at NetSci-X in Tokyo, Japan
♦ Congrats to Dana Choi for receiving a KSEA Scholarship
♦ Paper with Igor Zakhlebin accepted to ICWSM in Atlanta, GA

SHORT BIO

My research develops network and data science approaches to understand and support collective intelligence in Web-based systems. Capitalizing on my background in physics, computer science, film and media, my work uses a multidisciplinary empirical approach to uncover the dynamics of success in knowledge creation and cultural markets, as well as to identify expressions of the wisdom of crowds that facilitate decision-making and innovation. I developed and teach the ‘Cultural Analytics’ graduate course to train students for careers at the intersection of creative occupations and data science. My current research is funded by the National Science Foundation through a CRII award (IIS-1755873) [CV]

CURRENT STUDENTS

Henry K. Dambanemuya (graduate research assistant)
Nicholas Hagar (graduate research assistant)
Zachary Gibson (graduate teaching assistant)
Thomas Wall (graduate teaching assistant)
Dana Choi (undergraduate research assistant)
Joshua Jacobs (undergraduate research assistant)
Melanie De Vincentiis (undergraduate research assistant)

PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS

  • I advise graduate students in two PhD Programs: Technology and Social Behavior and Media, Technology, and Society. Prospective graduate students should apply through one of these programs.
  • I am always looking for outstanding undergraduates to get involved in research. Prospective students are encouraged to send me an email with their inquiry.

TEACHING

Go to Canvas for enrollment details, syllabi, assigments, and deadlines.

  • Complex Network Analysis [Graduate Seminar, Winter 2020]
  • Cultural Analytics [Undergraduate Course, Fall 2019]
  • Cultural and Art Analytics [MSLCE Course, Fall 2019]
  • Complex Network Analysis [Graduate Seminar, Winter 2019]
  • Cultural Analytics [Undergraduate Course, Winter 2019]
  • Cultural and Art Analytics [MSLCE Course, Fall 2018]
  • Cultural Analytics [Undergraduate Course, Fall 2017]
  • Cultural and Art Analytics [MSLCE Course, Fall 2017]
  • Complex Network Analysis [Graduate Seminar, Winter 2017]
  • Cultural Analytics [Undergraduate Course, Winter 2017]
  • Cultural and Art Analytics [MSLCE Course, Fall 2016]
  • Social Network Analysis with R [Graduate Seminar, Spring 2014]

PUBLICATIONS

I Zakhlebin and E-Á Horvát, Diffusion of scientific articles across online platforms, AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, Atlanta, GA, 2020

K Tanaka and E-Á Horvát, (Un)intended consequences of networking in individual and network-level efficiency, Applied Network Science 4: 77, 2019 [pdf]

E Choi and E-Á Horvát, Airbnb’s reputation system and gender differences among guests: Evidence from large-scale data analysis and a controlled experiment, International Conference on Social Informatics, Doha, Qatar, 2019 [preprint]

H Dambanemuya, M Joshi, E-Á Horvát, Network perspective on the efficiency of peace accords implementation, Proceedings of the IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining, Vancouver, Canada, 2019 [preprint]

H Dambanemuya and E-Á Horvát, Harnessing collective intelligence in P2P lending, ACM Web Science, Boston, 2019 [pdf]

I Zakhlebin and E-Á Horvát, Investor retention in equity crowdfunding, ACM Web Science, Boston, 2019 [pdf]

Y Wang and E-Á Horvát, Gender differences in the global music industry: Evidence from MusicBrainz and The Echo Nest, AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media, Munich, Germany, 2019 [pdf] [Press Coverage: WGN Radio, WBBM Radio]

K Tanaka and E-Á Horvát, Networking strategies and efficiency in human communication networks, Complex Networks, Cambridge, UK, 2018 [pdf]

E-Á Horvát, J Wachs, R Wang, A Hannák, The role of novelty in securing investors for equity crowdfunding campaigns, AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing, Zurich, Switzerland, 2018 [pdf]

P Singh, J Uparna, P Karampourniotis, E-Á Horvát, B Szymanski, Gy Korniss, JZ Bakdash, B Uzzi, Peer-to-peer lending and bias in crowd decision-making, PLOS One 13(3): e0193007, 2018 [pdf]

I Zakhlebin and E-Á Horvát, Network signatures of success: Emulating expert and crowd assessment in science, art, and technology, Complex Networks, Lyon, France, 2017 [pdf]

E-Á Horvát and T Papamarkou, Gender differences in equity crowdfunding, AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing, Quebec City, Canada, 2017 [pdf]

A Spitz, A Gimmler, T Stoeck, KA Zweig, E-Á Horvát, Assessing low-intensity relationships in complex networks, PLOS One 11(4): e0152536, 2016 [pdf]

W Schaluch, E-Á Horvát, KA Zweig, Different flavors of randomness: comparing random graph models with fixed degree sequences, Social Network Analysis and Mining 5:36, 2015 [pdf]

E-Á Horvát, J Uparna, B Uzzi, Market- vs network relations: The effect of friends in crowdfunding, Proc. IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, 2015 [pdf]

A Spitz and E-Á Horvát, Measuring long-term impact based on network centrality: unraveling cinematic citations, PLOS One 9(10): e108857, 2014 [pdf]

E-Á Horvát and KA Zweig, Multiplex networks, Encyclopedia of Social Network Analysis and Mining, Springer, 2014 [pdf]

A Spitz and E-Á Horvát, A cookbook of cinematic delicacies that do not expire, Leonardo 47(3):271, 2014 [pdf]

E-Á Horvát, Modelling and inferring connections in complex networks, PhD thesis, 2013

E-Á Horvát, JD Zhang, S Uhlmann, Ö Sahin, KA Zweig, A network-based method to assess the statistical significance of mild co-regulation effects, PLOS One 8(9):e73413, 2013 [pdf]

E-Á Horvát and KA Zweig, A fixed degree sequence model for the one-mode projection of multiplex bipartite graphs, Social Network Analysis and Mining 3(4):1209-1224, 2013 [pdf]

A Spitz, KA Zweig, E-Á Horvát, SICOP: identifying significant co-interaction patterns, Bioinformatics 29(19):2503-4, 2013 [pdf]

E-Á Horvát, M Hanselmann, FA Hamprecht, KA Zweig, One plus one makes three (for social networks), PLOS ONE 7(4):e34740, 2012 [pdf] [Selected Press Coverage: New Scientist, Spiegel Online, IEEE Spectrum, Sci News, PC Mag, The Times of India, Népszabadság]

E-Á Horvát and KA Zweig, One-mode projections of multiplex bipartite graphs, Proc. IEEE/ACM International Conference on Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining, pages 598-605, 2012 [pdf]

E-Á Horvát, F Járai-Szabó, Y Brechet, Z Néda, Spring-block approach for crack patterns in glass, Central European Journal of Physics 10(4):926-935, 2012 [pdf]

E-Á Horvát, M Hanselmann, FA Hamprecht, KA Zweig, You are who knows you: Predicting links between non-members of Facebook, In T. Gilbert, M. Kirkilionis, and G. Nicolis, editors, Proceedings of the European Conference on Complex Systems 2012, Springer Proceedings in Complexity, Springer, pages 309-316, 2012

S Uhlmann, H Mannsperger, JD Zhang, E-Á Horvát, C Schmidt, M Küblbeck, F Henjes, A Ward, U Tschulena, KA Zweig, U Korf, S Wiemann, Ö Sahin, Global microRNA level regulation of EGFR-driven cell-cycle protein network in breast cancer, Molecular Systems Biology 8:570, 2012 [pdf] [News and Views]

F Járai-Szabó, E-Á Horvát, R Vajtai, Z Néda, Spring-block approach for nanobristle patterns, Chem. Phys. Lett. 511(4–6):378-383, 2011 [pdf]

KA Zweig and E-Á Horvát, How to evaluate co-occurrences of products in market-baskets from realworld applications, Proc. Mini-conference on Applied Theoretical Computer Science, 2010

GE Pazienza, K Karacs, E-Á Horvát, G Máté, Designing efficient CNN algorithms by combining manual and automatic techniques, Proc. 12th IEEE International Workshop on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and Applications, 2010

G Máté, E-Á Horvát, T Roska, E Káptalan, Z Néda, Periodicity enhancement of two-mode stochastic oscillators in a CNN type architecture, Proc. 12th IEEE International Workshop on Cellular Nanoscale Networks and Applications, 2010 [Best Student Paper Award]

E-Á Horvát, F Járai-Szabó, G Kaptay, Z Néda, Pattern formation and selection in nanotube arrays, U.P.B. Scientific Bulletin, Series A 72:1, 2010

Sz Horvát, E-Á Horvát, G Máté, E Káptalan and Z Néda, Unexpected synchronization, Journal of Physics: Conference Series 182:012026, 2009

E-Á Horvát, F Járai-Szabó, Z Néda, Spring-block type models for crack propagation in glass plates, Journal of Optoelectronics and Advanced Materials 10:9, 2008

E-Á Horvát, F Járai-Szabó, Z Néda, Computer simulation of glass plate cracking In G. Förköli and T. Sági, editors, Adsumus VI, 2008

E-Á Horvát, The one-eyed anatomy. Film and literature in Pálfi György’s Taxidermia In Á. Pethõ, editor, Film. Image. Language, 2007