Valentin Flietner

Tinbergen Institute


I am an MPhil student at the Tinbergen Institute and am writing my thesis with Ines Lindner and Bernd Heidergott on the topic of using complex networks to shed light on the frailty index and human mortality.

More broadly, I am interested in using network theory in tackling disinformation, modeling polarization in media, and the effects these two forces have on the ability of society to make decisions. Whether they are diseases, opinions, or damage, modeling these processes on complex networks is key to tackling the challenges of our time.