Daniel Spicar

Research Associate

Tel.: +41 44 635 4574


“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”

Plato, The Republic



Daniel Spicar is a PhD Student in the dynamic and distributed systems group at the Institute of Informatics at the University of Zurich and is happy to have the opportunity to participate in the University Research Priority Programm "Social Networks”. Daniel has been working as an application developer and software engineer next to his studies but has decided to return to the University and do research in the area of machine learning and large scale complex networks. In his spare time he enjoys outdoor sports, such as hiking, skiing and climbing.

Research Interests

by subject:

  • Community Detection
  • Link Prediction in Complex Networks
  • Distributed Software Systems and Algorithms

by methods:

  • Graph Spectral Methods
  • Social Network Analysis

Curriculum Vitae

since 2013 Doctorate in Informatics
University of Zurich/Switzerland
2011-2013 Master of Science in Software Systems
University of Zurich/Switzerland
2006-2010 Bachelor of Science in Informatics
University of Zurich/Switzerland