Albert-László Barabási is the Robert Gray Dodge Professor of Network Science and a Distinguished University Professor at Northeastern University, where he directs the Center for Complex Network Research and holds appointments in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Central European University in Budapest.
A native of Transylvania, Romania, he received his Masters in Theoretical Physics at the Eötvös University in Budapest, Hungary and Ph.D. at Boston University. His previous work includes Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do (Dutton, 2010), which is available in five languages, and Linked: The New Science of Networks (Perseus, 2002), which is available in fifteen languages.
Barbási is the author of Network Science (Cambridge, 2016) and the co-editor of The Structure and Dynamics of Networks (Princeton, 2005). His work has led to many breakthroughs, including the discovery of scale-free networks in 1999, which continues to make him one of the most cited scientists today.
"Remarkable.... A sweeping look at a new and exciting science."—Science
"Linked could alter the way we think about all of the networks that affect our lives."—New York Times
"A pleasure to read.... It's the fact that all of these networks can be explained and understood using the same concepts, and the same mathematics, that makes this book so important."—Christian Science Monitor (A Best Book of the Year)
"Captivating.... Linked is a playful, even exuberant romp through an exciting new field."—Time Out New York
"Linked should be mandatory reading for academics as a primer in good writing. Barabási may be a scientist, but he didn't neglect his liberal arts education; his Renaissance man's curiosity roves across history, economics, medicine, and pop culture. He writes in understandable lay-speak glittering with wit."—Boston Globe
"Linked gets really interesting, showing how this new science promises to change the way we conduct everything from medical treatment to the war on terrorism."—Washington Monthly
"All researchers dream of making a discovery that will transform their field. Albert-László Barabási can go one better. In just three years, his discovery has started making waves in fields as diverse as ecology, molecular biology, computer science, and quantum physics."—New Scientist
"A lively look at networks through time."—Washington Post
"A sweeping look at a new and exciting science."—Donald Kennedy, editor-in-chief, Science Magazine
"These laws of networks may prove as robust and universal as Newton's laws of motion."—strategy + business (A Best Business Book of the Year)
"Linked is the best choice for the layperson, because [Barabási] minimizes the math and writes elegantly."—Detroit Free Press