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Network science explained

Albert-László Barabasi is a world leader in the emerging field of network science. In his research, Barabasi seeks to understand the properties of various types of systems, be they biological, information-based, technological or even social. “There are some common organizing principles that describe these different types of networks, he says. “In many ways these networks are more similar to each other than they are different.”

Here Barabasi, along with other Northeastern-based network scientists David Lazer and Alessandro Vespignani, demystifies the subject: