Medical University of Vienna & CSH Faculty
Peter Klimek is assistant professor at the Section for Science of Complex Systems at the Medical University of Vienna and Faculty member of the Complexity Science Hub Vienna.
His research focus is to explore and exploit the possiblities that Big Data and complexity science offer for the future of medicine. His work uses methods from network analysis, statistical mechanics, complex data analysis, and various simulation and modelling approaches to understand how we can improve, both, patient health and the health care system itself. His results include novel methods to quantify and predict the future health state of multi-morbid patients, statistical models for the influence of epigenetic factors on disease risks, as well as network characterizations of health care processes.
His research interests also include complexity economics and socio-economic modelling. He developed a statistical test for electoral fraud, novel methods to measure systemic risk, as well as modelling techniques for emerging risks and for socio-economic impact analyses of new technologies.
Peter obtained his PhD in theoretical physics in 2010 and his master in 2007 in quantum information. His work attracted broad media interest and was featured on various BBC programs (Radio 5, Scotland, World Service), Austrian Radios OE1 and FM4, magazines like Nature News, Science News, Scientifc American, New Scientist and other newspapers including Sunday Times, NY Times, Daily Telegraph, Berliner Morgenpost and Moscow Times.
P. Klimek, J. Varga, A.S. Jovanovic, Z. Szekely
Quantitative resilience assessment in emergency response reveals how organizations trade efficiency for redundancy
Safety Science 113 (2019) 404-414
P. Klimek, R. Jimenez, M. Hidalgo, A. Hinteregger, S. Thurner
Forensic analysis of Turkish elections in 2017–2018
PLoS ONE 13(10) (2018) e0204975
S. Thurner, R. Hanel, P. Klimek
Introduction to the Theory of Complex Systems
Oxford University Press (2018)
T. Niederkrotenthaler, E. Mittendorfer-Rutz, S. Thurner, P. Klimek
Quantification of healthcare utilization and psychopharmacological treatment in relation to the timing of suicide attempts in patients with common mental disorders: An analysis of big claims data of Austria
S. Poledna, M. Miess, S. Thurner et al.
When does a disaster become a systemic event? Estimating indirect economic losses from natural disasters
M. Sadilek, P. Klimek, S. Thurner
Asocial balance—how your friends determine your enemies: understanding the co-evolution of friendship and enmity interactions in a virtual world
Journal of Computational Social Science 1 (2018) 227–239
P. Klimek, S. Aichberger, S. Thurner
Disentangling genetic and environmental risk factors for individual diseases from multiplex comorbidity networks
Scientific Reports 6 (2016) 39658
A. Kautzky-Willer, S. Thurner, P. Klimek
Use of statins offsets insulin-related cancer risk
Journal of Internal Medicine 281 (2017) 206–216
“Understanding and predicting disease by means of multiplex comorbidity networks”
Nov 06, 2018 | 17:30—18:00
“Counter-dominance signaling drives evolution of cultural elites: quantitative evidence from fashion cycles in music”
Jun 15, 2018 | 11:45—12:00
“A Network Medicine Approach to Understand and Predict Complex Disease Phenotypes”
Apr 19, 2018 | 16:00—17:00