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Reka Albert

Reka Albert (born 2 March 1972) is a Romanian-born Hungarian scientist. She is professor of physics and adjunct professor of biology at Pennsylvania State University and is noted for the Barabasi–Albert model and research into scale-free networks and Boolean modeling of biological systems.
Albert is co-creator, together with Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, of the Barabasi–Albert algorithm for generating scale-free random graphs via preferential attachment (see Barabasi–Albert model).
Her work extends to networks in a very general sense, involving for instance investigations on the error tolerance of the world-wide web and on the vulnerability of the North American power grid.
Her current research focuses on dynamic modeling of biological networks and systems biology.
Albert was selected as a Sloan Research Fellow in 2004, was awarded an NSF CAREER Award in 2007 and received the Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award in 2011.