Prof. Dr. Dirk Brockmann
Humboldt University Berlin, Institute of Epidemiological Modeling of Infectious Diseases, Robert Koch Institute, Professor for Theoretical Biology
Dirk Brockmann studied theoretical physics and mathematics at Duke University and the University of Göttingen where he also received his PhD in 2003. After postdoctoral positions at the Max-Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization he became Professor for Applied Mathematics at Northwestern University, USA, before he returned to Germany where he now holds a joint position in the Department of Biology at Humboldt University of Berlin and the Robert Koch-Institute. Brockmann’s research is transdisciplinary and integrates areas such as computational social science, evolutionary processes, complex network science, migration, human mobility and the dynamics of infectious diseases. He pioneered the use of large-scale, high-resolution datasets obtained in natural experiments to investigate aspects of human behaviour.