Albert-László Barabási, Ph.D.

August 2013 Science for the Public visited the Center for Complex Network Research at Northeastern University to tape an interview with Director Albert-László Barabási, PhD. Dr. Barabasi is Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern and a faculty member of Northeastern University's College of Computer and Information Science and the Departments of Physics and Biology. He is also affiliated with the Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and the Center for Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

View the August 05 session with Dr. Barabasi, in which he explains the importance of scale-free complex networks for modern research in human disease and other types of networks. He also discusses his books (below) and a very interesting approach to writing textbooks, now in progress.

Books by Albert-László Barabási. Linked and Bursts are for general readers. Fractal Concepts in Surface Growth and Structure and Dynamics of Networks are more technical. View Prof. Barabasi's work-in-progress, an innovative online introductory textbook on networks (free to the world!)

Linked: The New Science of Networks (Cambridge MA: Perseus, 2002)


Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do (NY: Plume, 2011)



The Structure and Dynamics of Networks. M. Newman, A-L Barabási, D. Watts, (Eds.). (Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Press, 2006)

Fractal Concepts in Surface Growth A-L Barabási & H.E. Stanley. (1995)