Michael Széll

Senior Research Fellow | ANET Lab, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Budapest, Hungary


Michael Szell is assistant professor at IT University, Copenhagen. Before moving to Denmark, Michael was an assistant professor at Center for Network Science, and a senior researcher at the ANET Lab. His interdisciplinary background of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics is well reflected in his research goals: To quantitatively understand collective behavior and the underlying patterns of our interlinked actions and decisions in a computational social science, involving mining and modeling large-scale data sets of human activity using a complex networks approach. Michael is also exploring urban mobility, sustainability, and data visualization, following his previous research positions at MIT’s Senseable City Lab and moovel lab. His special focus is on urban and online environments and media, in particular he is known for his work on multiplex networks and social dynamics of the players in his massive multiplayer online game “Pardus”, Michael received his academic degrees in Vienna, Austria (MSc from Vienna University of Technology, PhD from University of Vienna).