ANET Lab online seminar: János Török

13 November 2020, Friday, 10.00-12.00
ANET Lab Seminar Series
János Török (Budapest University of Technology and Economics): Variability hypothesis in the Hungarian society: data and model

Abstract | The variability hypothesis states that males have higher variance in traits than women do. The subject is very controversial especially when it comes to models or explanations. In this lecture I show that this variability difference is also present in social traits of humans: Males have more diverse acquaintances than women do. We use a simple model which uses only foval and cyclic closure to give a possible explanation for this observation.

János Török is an associate professor at the Department of Theoretical Physics, Budapest University of Technologyand Economics. His research interests indclude social networks, modeling society, and big data analysis.