Johannes Wachs

PhD Student of János Kertész
Central European University
Center for Network Science

About Me

I am a computational social scientist specializing in network methods. In my dissertation I study corruption and collusion in public procurement markets modeled as complex networks. I am also interested in the use data from the web to better understand the emergence of concepts like novelty or bias.
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September 2018 - Presenting a paper at the Conference on Complex Systems (CCS) in Thessaloniki.
July 2018 - Attending the Enrico Fermi School on Computational Social Science and Complex Systems in Varenna.
Feb-May 2018 - Visit to the Oxford Internet Institute, hosted by Taha Yasseri.


The Role of Novelty in Securing Investors for Equity Crowdfunding Campaigns

Emőke-Ágnes Horvát, Johannes Wachs, Rong Wang, Aniko Hannak
AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP'18), Zurich, Switzerland, 2018
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And Now for Something Completely Different: Visual Novelty in an Online Network of Designers

Johannes Wachs, Balint Daroczy, Aniko Hannak, Katinka Pall, Christoph Riedl
Proceedings of the 10th ACM Conference on Web Science (WebSci'18), Amsterdam, May, 2018.
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Corruption, government turnover, and public contracting market structure – Insights using network analysis and objective corruption proxies

Mihály Fazekas, Jiří Skuhrovec, Johannes Wachs
Government Transparency Institute Working Paper GTI-WP/2017:02, September 2017.
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Why Do Men Get More Attention? Exploring Factors Behind Success in an Online Design Community

Johannes Wachs, Aniko Hannak, Andras Voros, Balint Daroczy
Proceedings of the 11th International AAAI Conference on Weblogs and Social Media (ICWSM'17), Montreal, May, 2017.
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Using Big Data for social science research, teaching assistant, CEU Spring 2017
Data Mining, course instructor, AIT Fall 2016
Scientific Python, teaching assistant, CEU Fall 2016, 2017


MS Applied Mathematics, Central European University (2012)
BS Mathematics, BS Economics, Tulane University (2009)


johanneswachs at gmail dot com