Gergely Palla

Gergely Palla

full professor

PhD (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 2002)

Habilitation (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, 2018)

Doctor of HAS (2018)

Department of Biological Physics
MTA-ELTE Statistical and Biological Physics Research Group

Room(s): Lágymányos Campus, Northern Building 3.90
Phone(s): +36-1-372-2768
Extension(s): +36-1-372-2500 / 6368
Email: uh.etle.lah@gallap


Gergely Palla has received his PhD in 2002 at the Eötvös University, the topic of his thesis involved quantum chaos, semiclassical approximation and mesoscopic systems. From 2003 he worked in the research group at the Biological Physics Department (formerly the Biological Physics Research Group, at present the Statistical and Biological Physics Research Group) . His main field of interest concerns complex networks, with a special focus on topological phase transitions, community finding (also called as network clustering), the time evolution of communities and the studies of tagged networks. During his scientific carrier he received the following prizes:Young Scientist Prize of the Hung. Acad. of Sci. (2006), Bolyai Scholarship (2008), Imre Bródi Award (2009) , Junior Prima Award (2009), and the Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2019).

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Selected publications of recent years:

  1. S. G. Balogh, D. Zagyva, P. Pollner and G. Palla, Time evolution of the hierarchical networks between PubMed MeSH terms, PLoS ONE 14, e0220648 (2019). link
  2. S. G. Balogh, P. Pollner and G. Palla, Generalised thresholding of hidden variable network models with scale-free property, Scientific Reports 9, 11273 (2019). link
  3. D. Czégel, S. G. Balogh, P. Pollner, G, Palla, Phase space volume scaling of generalized entropies and anomalous diffusion scaling governed by corresponding non-linear Fokker-Planck equations, Scientific Reports 8, 1883 (2018). link
  4. G. Tibély, D. Sousa-Rodrigues, P. Pollner, G. Palla, Comparing the hierarchy of keywords in on-line news portals, PloS one 11, e0165728 (2016). link
  5. G. Tibély, P. Pollner, G. Palla, Comparing the hierarchy of author given tags and repository given tags in a large document archive, The European Physical Journal Special Topics 225, 2025-2032 (2016). link
  6. D. Czégel, G. Palla, Random walk hierarchy measure: What is more hierarchical, a chain, a tree or a star? Scientific reports 5, 17994 (2015). link
  7. G. Palla, G. Tibély, E. Mones, P. Pollner, T. Vicsek, Hierarchical networks of scientific journals, Palgrave Communications 1, 15016 (2015). link