Dirk Helbing

Dirk Helbing is Professor of Computational Social Science at the Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences and affiliate of the Computer Science Department at ETH Zurich.

In January 2014, Professor Helbing received an honorary PhD from Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). Since June 2015, he is affiliate professor at the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at TU Delft, where he leads the PhD school in “Engineering Social Technologies for a Responsible Digital Future.”

Helbing’s published work includes more than ten papers in Nature, Science and PNAS. He has won various prizes, including the Idee Suisse Award. He also o-founded the Competence Center for Coping with Crises in Complex Socio-Economic Systems, the Risk Center, the Institute for Science, Technology and Policy (ISTP) and the Decision Science Laboratory (DeSciL).

While coordinating the FuturICT initiative (www.futurict.eu), he helped to establish data science and computational social science in Europe, as well as global systems science. A further result is the Nervousnet platform (nervousnet.info).

Helbing is an elected member of the German Academy of Sciences “Leopoldina” and the World Academy of Art and Science.

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