Author Archives: Blattner

About Blattner

Head Laboratory for Web Science.

One size fits all – no way!

Lately I attended a Big Data conference (Euroforum Big Data, Switzerland). The conference was nicely organized and the topics were interesting. Participants were mostly  from IT industry and from the list of participants one could expect rather executive-summary-style talks. Nothing … Continue reading

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The Role of Trends in Evolving Networks

Modelling complex networks has been the focus of much research for over a decade [1]-[3]. Preferential attachment (PA) [4] is considered a common explanation to the self organization of evolving networks, suggesting that new nodes prefer to attach to more … Continue reading

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WebScience 13: our contribution

We are pleased to announce that our paper “Preferential Attachment in Online Networks: Measurement and Explanations” has been accepted for the ACM Web Science Conference ( The paper was a joined work together with Jerome Kunegis from the University of Koblenz, … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Galileo's Pendulum:
The fake table of contents from the April 1, 1986 issue of the Astrophysical Journal. (Click for larger version.) Recently, I acquired a stack of books, papers, conference proceedings, and other scientific memorabilia, including…

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RecSys2012 Conference – a personal summary

I attended the RecSys conference 2012 in Dublin. I summarise my personal impressions in this blog post. First of all, the conference was well organised and I met many bright people. I got some really new ideas and inspiring thoughts … Continue reading

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wishalyse. Our new machine learning project

Some days ago I could not fall asleep. I just get up and went to my living room with a cup of tea. I was thinking about this (machine learning) and that (machine learning). And yes, I would love to … Continue reading

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HAM – Homotopy Analysis Method to explore non-linear dynamical systems

Most interesting phenomena in physics, social sciences, engineering, and other disciplines are highly non-linear. This limits the ability to analytically investigate such systems. Simulations of the dynamical processes are then the tool of choice to explore the system. However, it … Continue reading

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