Sándor Darányi has research interests in advanced access to digital libraries; digital preservation; narrative genomics for the study of intangible cultural heritage (e.g. mythologies and tales); quantum interaction; and evolving semantics. In the latter area, his recent interest is social mechanics, i.e. the influence of community context on language dynamics. He has been involved in several national and international research projects, with publications on e.g. the integration of simulations in formal models of digital libraries; physics as a metaphor to model language change; and formalization of folk narratives for the extraction of test collections from unstructured big data. With an international background, he has been employed at the University of Borås (Sweden) since 2003.