Leonie Neuhäuser

Leonie Neuhäuser

PhD Candidate in Computer Science

RWTH Aachen University


I am a doctoral researcher in the Computational Network Sciences Group at RWTH Aachen University, where I study the structure and dynamics of complex systems using methods from network science, mathematical modelling and graph learning. In particular, my research topics range from the study of dynamical systems on hypergraphs to investigating inequality and marginalisation through the lens of network analysis. During my PhD, I spent a year in the Governance Programme at the Hertie School Berlin, focusing on data science for public policy and natural language processing and was a visiting researcher at the Social Complexity Lab in Copenhagen.

I am the Social Secretary of the Women in Network Science Society and founding member of Women in AI Aachen. Reach out to me if you want to participate in events, want to know more about the societies or have any other suggestions or requests!


  • Network Science
  • Complex Systems
  • Computational Social Sciences


  • MSc in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing, 2019

    University of Oxford

  • BSc in Mathematics, 2017

    University of Bonn

  • BSc in Psychology, 2021

    University of Bonn

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[04/08/23] Our paper on network interventions was recently highlighted in Nature Reviews Physics. The highlight was part of a group of 6 highlights published on network science, celebrating 25 years since the Watts–Strogatz paper. Check it out here!

[06/06/23] New preprint out! In “Learning the effective order of a hypergraph dynamical system” we introduce a method to learn whether we need more than pairwise interactions to represent the underlying structure of a dynamical system.

[23/05/23] Our paper on network growth interventions was published in Communications Physics!

[05/08/22] Preprint alert! In our paper “Improving the visibility of minorities through network growth interventions” we find that group size and behavioural interventions need to be coordinated to benefit the ranking position of minorities.

[15/12/21] Our paper on consensus dynamics on temporal hypergraphs has now been published in Physical Review E!

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