I received my Ph.D. from the University of Groningen / ICS in 2002. I was an Assistant and later an Associate Professor at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Institute of Sociology and Social Policy till 2019. I spent time at the Collegium Budapest and at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Studies. I was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Groningen / ICS and a Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Brescia, GECS Research Group on Experimental and Computational Sociology.
I founded and led the Research Center for Educational and Network Studies (RECENS) at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. I received the “Lendület” grant of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in 2012 on the dynamics of negative ties.
My main publications appeared in Advances in Complex Systems, Frontiers in Sociology, Journal of Applied Mathematics, JASSS, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Early Adolescence, Journal of Research on Adolescence, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Organization Science, Physica A, PLOS One, Research Policy, Scientific Reports, Scientometrics, Social Networks, and Social Psychology Quarterly.