Ágnes Horvát

a-horvat (at) northwestern (dot) edu

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University, (by courtesy) the Computer Science Department of the McCormick School of Engineering, and (also by courtesy) the Department of Management and Organizations of the Kellogg School of Management. My research at the intersection of computational social science and social computing develops network and big data methods to understand and support collective intelligence in Web-based systems. Using interdisciplinary approaches, my research group, the Lab on Innovation, Networks, and Knowledge (LINK), investigates the impact of network embeddedness and diversity on scholarly communication, identifies expressions of collective intelligence and opportunities for innovation in crowdsourcing communities, and develops tools to support creativity and predict success in culture industries. I developed and teach the 'Cultural Analytics' course to train students for careers at the intersection of creative occupations and data science. My research and teaching have been recognized with an NSF CAREER and CRII Award. I received my PhD in Physics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Prior to becoming a faculty member at Northwestern, I was a postdoctoral fellow at the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO).


♦ We completed our NSF-funded project on studying collective intelligence with network-aware machine learning tools. See our project website.
♦ New paper at CSCW with Henry Dambanemuya on crowd signals associated with successful online fundraising.
♦ New pre-print with Nick Hagar and Johannes Wachs about how publishing patterns reflect political polarization in news media.
♦ New pre-print with Joshua Becker and Abdullah Almaatouq on network structures of collective intelligence.
LINK welcomes talented Ph.D. students Katherine O'Toole (TSB), Herminio Bodon (TSB), and Rod Abhari (MTS).
♦ I received an NSF CAREER Award to study and develop tools to improve online scholarly communication.


See my CV for a complete listing.

H Dambanemuya and E-Á Horvát, A multi-platform study of crowd signals associated with successful online fundraising, Proceedings of the ACM (PACM) Human-Computer Interaction CSCW, held virually, 2021 [pdf]

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

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, 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]