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Tamás Vicsek, PhD

  • professor and ERC group leader @ ELTE TTK Dep. of Biological Physics, Budapest, Hungary


For details check out the project page.


I am the group leader of the ERC COLLMOT project. For a detailed CV please  click here.


  1. K. Ozogány and T. Vicsek (2015) Modeling the emergence of modular leadership hierarchy during the collective motion of herds made of harems J. Stat. Phys. 158 628 - 646 [url] [doi] detailed record
  2. Cs. Virágh, G. Vásárhelyi, N. Tarcai, T. Szörényi, G. Somorjai, T. Nepusz and T. Vicsek (2014) Flocking algorithm for autonomous flying robots Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 9 025012 [doi] [url] [pdf] detailed record
  3. Cs. Virágh, G. Vásárhelyi and T. Vicsek (2014) Csoportos mozgás drónokkal Természet Világa 145 242--245 [url] [pdf] detailed record
  4. E. Mones, P. Pollner and T. Vicsek (2014) Universal hierarchical behavior of citation networks JSTAT 2014 detailed record
  5. E. Mones, N. A. M. Araújo, T. Vicsek and H. J. Herrmann (2014) Shock waves on complex networks Scientific Reports 4 [url] detailed record
  6. E. Mones, A. Czirók and T. Vicsek (2014) Anomalous segregation dynamics of self-propelled particles submitted to Phys. Rev. X [url] arXiv preprint arXiv:1401.0951 detailed record
  7. E. Méhes and T. Vicsek (2014) Collective motion of cells: from experiments to models Integrative Biology 6 831-854 Royal Society of Chemistry [doi] detailed record
  8. Zs. Ákos, R. Beck, M. Nagy, T. Vicsek and E. Kubinyi (2014) Leadership and Path Characteristics during Walks Are Linked to Dominance Order and Individual Traits in Dogs PLoS Comput Biol 10 e1003446 Public Library of Science [doi] detailed record
  9. G. Vásárhelyi, Cs. Virágh, N. Tarcai, T. Szörényi, G. Somorjai, T. Nepusz and T. Vicsek (2014) Outdoor flocking and formation flight with autonomous aerial robots 3866-3873 [doi] [url] Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS 2014), 2014 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on [pdf] detailed record
  10. E. Méhes and T. Vicsek (2013) Segregation mechanisms of tissue cells: from experimental data to models Complex Adaptive Systems Modeling 1 Springer [doi] detailed record
  11. L. Gerencsér, G. Vásárhelyi, M. Nagy, T. Vicsek and T. Miklósi (2013) Identification of Behaviour in Freely Moving Dogs (Canis familiaris) Using Inertial Sensors PLOS ONE 8 e77814 Public Library of Science [url] [pdf] detailed record
  12. A. Zafeiris and T. Vicsek (2013) Group performance is maximized by hierarchical competence distribution Nature Communications 4 [doi] detailed record
  13. T. Nepusz and T. Vicsek (2013) Hierarchical Self-Organization of Non-Cooperating Individuals PLoS ONE 8 e81449 Public Library of Science [doi] detailed record
  14. M. Nagy, G. Vásárhelyi, B. Pettit, I. Roberts-Mariani, T. Vicsek and D. Biro (2013) Context-dependent hierarchies in pigeons Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 110 13049--13054 National Acad Sciences [doi] [url] [pdf] detailed record
  15. A. Flack, Zs. Ákos, M. Nagy, T. Vicsek and D. Biro (2013) Robustness of flight leadership relations in pigeons Animal Behaviour 86 723 - 732 [doi] [url] detailed record
  16. G. Vásárhelyi, Zs. Ákos, M. Nagy, D. Ábel, B. Petit, D. Biro and T. Vicsek (2013) Novel methods for high-throughput automated ethology 9-9 [url] Abstracts of Animal Swarms Conference detailed record
  17. T. Vicsek and A. Zafeiris (2012) Collective motion Physics Reports [doi] detailed record
  18. T. Nepusz and T. Vicsek (2012) Controlling edge dynamics in complex networks Nature Physics [doi] Advance Online Publication detailed record
  19. E. Mones, L. Vicsek and T. Vicsek (2012) Hierarchy measure for complex networks PLoS ONE 7 e33799 Public Library of Science [doi] detailed record
  20. E. Méhes, E. Mones, V. Németh and T. Vicsek (2012) Collective Motion of Cells Mediates Segregation and Pattern Formation in Co-Cultures PLoS ONE 7 e31711 Public Library of Science [doi] detailed record
  21. L. Gerencsér, G. Vásárhelyi, M. Nagy, T. Vicsek and Á. Miklósi (2012) Automated identification of behaviour in freely moving dogs by accelerometer and gyroscope 3rd Canine Science Forum detailed record
  22. B. Ferdinandy, K. Bhattacharya, D. Ábel and T. Vicsek (2012) Landing together: How flocks arrive at a coherent action in time and space in the presence of perturbations Physica A 391 1207-1215 Elsevier [doi] detailed record
  23. M. Nagy, G. Vásárhelyi, B. Pettit, I. Roberts-Mariani, D. Ábel, D. Biro and T. Vicsek (2011) Computer vision aided quantitative analysis of the social dominance hierarchy of homing pigeons Collective dynamics and pattern formation in active matter systems – International Workshop detailed record
  24. N. Tarcai, Cs. Virágh, D. Ábel, M. Nagy, P. L. Várkonyi, G. Vásárhelyi and T. Vicsek (2011) Patterns, transitions and the role of leaders in the collective dynamics of a simple robotic flock Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and Experiment 2011 P04010 [doi] [url] [pdf] detailed record
  25. M. Nagy, Zs. Ákos, D. Biro and T. Vicsek (2010) Hierarchical group dynamics in pigeon flocks Nature 464 890--893 Nature Publishing Group [doi] [url] detailed record
  26. A. Lázár, D. Ábel and T. Vicsek (2010) Modularity Measure of Networks with Overlapping Communities EPL (Europhysics Letters) 90 18001 detailed record
  27. B. Gönci, V. Németh, E. Balogh, B. Szabó, A. Denes, Zs. Környei and T. Vicsek (2010) Viral Epidemics in a Cell Culture: Novel High Resolution Data and Their Interpretation by a Percolation Theory Based Model PLOS ONE 5 [doi] detailed record
  28. Zs. Ákos, M. Nagy, S. Leven and T. Vicsek (2010) Thermal soaring flight of birds and unmanned aerial vehicles BIOINSPIRATION & BIOMIMETICS 5 [doi] detailed record
  29. K. Bhattacharya and T. Vicsek (2010) Collective decision making in cohesive flocks NEW JOURNAL OF PHYSICS 12 [doi] detailed record
  30. T. Vicsek (2010) STATISTICAL PHYSICS Closing in on evaders NATURE 466 43-44 [doi] detailed record
  31. G. Palla, L. Lovász and T. Vicsek (2010) Multifractal network generator PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 107 7640-7645 [doi] detailed record
  32. G. Vásárhelyi, M. Nagy, D. Ábel, N. Tarcai, Cs. Virágh, P. Várkonyi and T. Vicsek (2009) Phases and phase transitions in the collective dynamics of simple robotic flocks [pdf] detailed record
  33. P. Szabó, M. Nagy and T. Vicsek (2009) Transitions in a self-propelled-particles model with coupling of accelerations Phys. Rev. E 79 021908 American Physical Society [doi] detailed record

For the full list of publications (including the ones that are not connected to the ERC COLLMOT project) please  click here.