Ágnes Horvát

Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Studies
School of Communication
Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)
Kellogg School of Management (courtesy)
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

♦ Our group is going to ICA. Check out Igor's, Henry's, Kyosuke's and Agnes' presenations in Washington, DC!
♦ Honored to participate in the panel titled "Igniting a TON (Technology, Organizing, and Networks) of Insights: Recognizing the Contributions of Janet Fulk and Peter Monge in Shaping the Future of Communication Research" @ICA.
♦ Congrats to Orsolya and Aymeric for being selected to present NICO Lightning Talks on June 5!
♦ Full paper and poster accepted to ICWSM'19. Congrats to Yixue and Igor! Meet us in Munich.
♦ Join Agnes at the "Complex Systems and Algorithmic Bias" workshop @ICWSM. Looking forward to an exciting panel discussion!
♦ Congrats to Yixue for obtaining a Travel Award to ICWSM!
♦ Two papers accepted to the ACM Conference on Web Science in Boston. Congrats to Henry and Igor!

SHORT BIO

My research develops data science approaches to promote cultural innovation processes that integrate individual creativity, collaboration networks, crowdsourcing and machine learning tools. Capitalizing on my background in scientific computing, physics, film and media, my work uses a multidisciplinary empirical approach to measure and understand the dynamics of creativity and success in cultural markets, as well as to identify expressions of the wisdom of crowds that facilitate 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 CISE CRII award.

CURRENT STUDENTS

Igor Zakhlebin (graduate student)
Henry Kudzanai Dambanemuya (graduate student)
Orsolya Vásárhelyi (visiting graduate student)
Collin Ritter (Master's student)
Dana Choi (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 and Master's students 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 2019]
  • Cultural Analytics [Undergraduate Course, Winter 2019]
  • Cultural and Art Analytics [Masters Course, Fall 2018]
  • Cultural Analytics [Undergraduate Course, Fall 2017]
  • Cultural and Art Analytics [Masters Course, Fall 2017]
  • Complex Network Analysis [Graduate Seminar, Winter 2017]
  • Cultural Analytics [Undergraduate Course, Winter 2017]
  • Cultural and Art Analytics [Masters Course, Fall 2016]
  • Social Network Analysis with R [Graduate Seminar, Spring 2014]

PUBLICATIONS

H Dambanemuya and E-Á Horvát, Harnessing Collective Intelligence in P2P Lending, Proceedings of the ACM Web Science Conference (to appear) [preprint]

I Zakhlebin and E-Á Horvát, Investor Retention in Equity Crowdfunding, Proceedings of the ACM Web Science Conference (to appear) [preprint]

Y Wang and E-Á Horvát, Gender Differences in the Global Music Industry: Evidence from MusicBrainz and The Echo Nest, Proceedings of the International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (to appear) [pdf]

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