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Albert Laszló Barabási is a Hungarian scientist born on March 30, 1967 in Romania. Between 1986 and 1989 he studied physics and engineering at the University of Bucharest; in 1991 he earned the title of master Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest, before joining Boston University, where he earned his doctorate in 1994. after a year as a postdoctoral researcher at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, in 1995 he became a professor at the University of Notre Dame. The year 2000 he was named Emil T. Hofmann Professor of Physics, becoming at 32 the youngest gifted teacher with an honorary professorship.  The year 2004 founded the Center for Complex Network Research, and in 2005-2006 was a visiting professor at Harvard University. Currently, he is Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University, where he directs the Center for Complex Networks Research (CCNR) and is attached to the departments of Physics, Computer Science and Biology; also it is attached to the Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Center of Cancer Systems Biology (CCSB) at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute of Harvard University. Research and Professor Barabási achievements have been fundamental in the development of network theory to model diverse phenomena in the real world, combining knowledge of physics, mathematics, computer science and engineering. Its main contribution was the introduction of the concept of scale-free networks and the proposal of Barabasi-Albert model to explain the natural emergence in natural, technological and social systems. His research has enabled a new perspective to analyze the mechanisms responsible for the structure of the World Wide Web, social networks, telephone networks, cell biological, and diseases such as cancer. Professor Barabási has more than 600 publications that have received about 70,000 citations (ALBERT Albert-László Barabási some of them are around 10,000 citations) and an H index of 87 as a whole. It is also a great popularizer and has written very successful books on the science of networks and the dynamic behavior of human beings. Acknowledgements Professor Barabási is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.  In 2005 he was awarded the FEBS Anniversary Prize for Systems Biology and in 2006 with the John von Neumann Medal by the John von Neumann Computer Society of Hungary, for their outstanding achievements in computer science and technology.  In 2004 he was elected to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and in 2007 of the Academia Europea, and in 2008 was awarded C & C of the NEC C & C Foundation. In 2009, the American Physical Society chose him as Outstanding Referee and the National Academy of Sciences awarded him the Cozzarelli Prize in Washington, DC. Recently in 2011 it has been awarded the Lagrange-CRT Foundation Prize for his contributions to "The challenge of complex systems." Professor Barabási was invested Doctor Honoris Causa from the Polytechnic Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, on a proposal from the E.T.S. Telecommunications Engineers, on November 15, 2011. He acted as Godfather D. Pedro Zufiria Zatarain.