Reka Albert

AI Foundations

  • network science
  • systems biology

Externally Funded AI Projects

  • NSF IIS 1814405, Collaborative Research: Network Analysis and Anomaly Detection via Global Curvatures (Penn State PI, lead PI is Bhaskar DasGupta, Univ. Illinois at Chicago)

AI-related Courses

  • PHYS 580: Elements of Network Science with Applications
  • PHYS/BIOL 465: Network Analysis of Biological Systems

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Réka Albert
Distinguished Professor of Physics and Biology



The Center for Artificial Intelligence Foundations and Engineered Systems (CAFE), pronounced café, brings together expertise from 75 researchers representing 24 academic units across Penn State with the goal of developing cross-disciplinary interactions. The center’s focus is on accelerating advances by synergistically advancing AI foundations and the techniques to deploy them efficiently toward applications focused on engineered and defense systems. CAFE provides opportunities for research partnerships, faculty/student recruitment, and technology transition to practice.

Center for Artificial Intelligence Foundations and Engineered Systems

The Pennsylvania State University

W323 Westgate Building

University Park, PA 16802