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Neural networks conference in Cambridge

last modified Jul 30, 2017 03:19 PM

6th Cambridge Neuroscience Biennial Symposium | "Neural Networks in Health and Disease" | 7-8 September 2017

A two-day international special symposium focusing on "Neural Networks in Health and Disease", which will take place on 7th-8th September 2017, in the West Road Concert Hall in Cambridge and Trinity College.

The theme of this symposium is 'Neural Networks in Health and Disease' comprising seven sessions including 'Building Circuits', 'Network Analysis and Functional Circuits', 'Ageing Circuits', 'Emotional Circuits' and 'Modulating Circuits'.

The programme will feature many distinguished national and international speakers, 22 speakers in total (10 from USA, 4 from Europe and UK and 8 from Cambridge). This is generally a very popular meeting, which attracts an international audience of up to 500 delegates.

There will be a reception and gala dinner at Trinity College on the evening of September 7th 2017. A fantastic line up of speakers have been confirmed so far with Professor Bill Seeley (UCSF) delivering the Andrew Huxley plenary lecture, Ed Callaway (Salk) delivering the Andrew Hodgkin Lecture and Professor Albert-Lazlo Barabasi (Northeastern University) opening the conference.

Register at:
Deadline for data blitz abstract submissions: 11th August.

Spatially Embedded Networks course and symposium

last modified Jul 30, 2017 03:18 PM

The Spatially Embedded Networks project is running a second short course and symposium in Oxford, September 11-14, 2017.  Please see: for more information and to register.

Deadline for abstracts for proposed talks: 7th August.

Turing Institute data study group- Health and Well-Being

last modified Jul 30, 2017 03:17 PM

- Are you interested in collaborations within medical data science?
- Do you want to apply your data science skills to health & wellbeing problems from leading organisations?
- Do you want to get involved with The Alan Turing Institute?

Then join us for the next Turing Data Study Group: Health & Wellbeing to be held 4 – 8 September 2017.

This is a week long opportunity for students, postdocs, and academic staff.

Applications are now open, to read more and register see:

Application deadline: Monday 7 August 12:00 noon

Special CCC talk

last modified Jul 30, 2017 03:16 PM

Konrad Wagstyl will be giving a special CCC talk on "Bringing Big Brain to Cambridge" at the CBU Lecture Theatre in Cambridge on Friday 4th of August at 11am.

Abstract:  BigBrain is a 3D 20micron isotropic histological volume of the human brain, developed by the laboratories of Katrin Amunts (Juelich) and Alan C. Evans (Montreal Neurological Institute) (Amunts et al., Science 2013). It is a freely available dataset, enabling the formation of links between macroscale neuroimaging and microscale neuroscience, and is now used as the reference atlas for the EU's Human Brain Project. In this talk I will present work on deep learning applications for automated identification and analysis of neocortical layers in the BigBrain. I will then briefly discuss other ongoing BigBrain projects including the annotation of high-resolution subcortical atlas for neuroanatomical, neurosurgical and educational purposes alongside the latest work increasing the resolution to 1 micron for neuron-scale analyses.

The full dataset and tools for viewing and analysing the data are being brought to Cambridge and all interested in using the dataset for research, clinical or educational purposes are warmly encouraged to attend.

The 1st Symposium on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science

last modified Jul 22, 2017 01:26 PM

Inequality and Imbalance

November 16-17, 2017
London, United Kingdom

The Symposium is an interdisciplinary venue that brings together researchers from a diverse range of disciplines to contribute to the definition and exploration of the societal challenges in Computational Social Science, especially around the topics of inequality and imbalance. This is the first in a series of three symposia that discuss societal challenges in computational social sciences. Future events will be focused on "Bias and Discrimination" (Cologne, 2018) and "Polarization and Radicalization" (Zurich, 2019).

Deadline for abstract submission: September 30, 2017

Social Behavior, Network Dynamics and Collective Outcomes in Complex Societies

last modified Jul 22, 2017 01:24 PM

at the XIX ISA (International Sociological Association) World Congress of Sociology, July 15-21, 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

Increasing complexity in contemporary societies is challenging social norms and institutional equilibria. Examining large-scale implications of complex interactions between heterogeneous agents when social influence pressures are present is key to understand specific norms and institutions that could help regulate collective behavior for common benefit. Here, research is needed that explores the effect of the fundamental heterogeneity of individual behavior on the emergence of social patterns. However, agents cooperate and coordinate within social network structures that yield constraints and channel opportunities of interaction. The endogenous interplay between behavior and network structures shapes the evolution of social equilibria, eventually generating non-linear unexpected outcomes. This session aims to stimulate cross-fertilization of agent-based models and social network analysis to look at the co-evolution of behavior and networks and provides new insights on the complex link between social norms and institutions. Empirically-informed research is especially welcome. Theoretical, experimental and empirical contributions, especially using computational methods, are welcome.

Please submit your abstract (not exceeding 300 words) by September, 30, 2017, 24:00 GMT.

Complex Networks 2017

last modified Jul 22, 2017 01:23 PM

6th Int. Conference on Complex Networks & Their Applications
Lyon, France, November 29 - December 1, 2017

Alex Arenas, Universidad Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Albert-László Barabasi, Northeastern University, USA
Jure Leskovec, Stanford, USA
Daniele Quercia, Bell Labs Cambridge, UK
Frank Schweitzer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Katharina Anna Zweig, Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany

Tutorials (November 28, 2017):
Ginestra Bianconi, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Francesco Bonchi, ISI Foundation, Italy

Abstract/Paper submission deadline: September 04, 2017

MoN16: Sixteenth Mathematics of Networks meeting

last modified Jul 22, 2017 01:22 PM

This is a free event and will take place on 12th September at the University of Sussex.  The theme is control and management of networks but talks on any topic will be considered for presentation. The deadline for abstracts is Friday 16th August.

Fully Funded PhD in Complex Networks & Machine Learning

last modified Jul 22, 2017 01:21 PM

Complex network analysis and machine learning for large-scale news-mining

Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD studentship at University of Exeter. The position is fully funded including fees and a generous stipend of £14.5k per annum. Details are available here:

The rise of the web and digital media has seen an explosion in the availability of big social data. This PhD project will apply natural language processing to large collections of text documents harvested from the web (e.g. social media, blogs, online news), in order to construct networks of interaction between people and organisations. These networks will then be analysed to explore how they change in response to external events, with the aim of developing methods to predict real-world events before they occur. For example, one application of such methods might be to derive a dynamic network of relationships between politicians based on online news articles – could this network be used to reveal patterns of power and influence, identify new political players, or to predict election outcomes?

The closing date for applications is 10th August 2017.

Funded PhD place studying evolving networks at QMUL

last modified Jul 22, 2017 01:19 PM

A fully funded PhD studentship is available to study evolving complex networks.  Please email Richard Clegg ( if you are interested.

The application deadline is 1st August:

PhD – Designing Mathematical and Computational Methods for Scientific Discovery

last modified Jul 22, 2017 01:18 PM

Funding: 4 years EPSRC funding for UK/EU students
Supervisors: Dr Javier Cuervo (Polymaths), Farooq Khan (Polymaths), and Dr. Maria Liakata (University of Warwick)
Supporting Company: Polymaths
Start Date: October 2017

Polymaths is a transdisciplinary R&D consultancy. The Company seeks to create a new era of scientific discovery through its methodologies and technologies. Currently Polymaths is developing a technology platform to facilitate scientific discoveries made through basic and applied research. This promises to transform the scientific method and accelerate scientific discovery. Drawing upon the mathematical and computational sciences, this project will develop the fundamental science behind the algorithms for the technology platform. The technology will be built upon concepts derived from areas such as network science, machine learning, natural language processing, and multiscale modelling.

For more information, see:

Application Deadline: 18 August 2017

3-year biological modelling postdoc position at Cambridge for physics/biology PhDs

last modified Jul 22, 2017 01:16 PM

We have a postdoctoral position available in the laboratory of Dr Jamie Blundell in the Department of Oncology at the University of Cambridge. This post is funded by the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre.

We are looking for a quantitatively-minded researcher interested in modelling and analysing data relating to the dynamics of somatic variants in healthy and precancerous tissues. The successful candidate should have a PhD (or equivalent) in the biological or physical sciences, a strong background in mathematical modelling, genomic data analysis, and excellent communication skills.

For further information, see:

Deadline: 19 September 2017

UC Davis Post-Doctoral Position in Governance Network Analysis and Climate Adaptation

last modified Jul 22, 2017 01:14 PM

The UC Davis Department of Environmental Science and Policy seeks a post-doctoral fellow in Governance Network Analysis and Climate Adaptation under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Lubell.  The position will be for one year residence with possible second year renewal depending on funding. The position will begin in Fall 2017, or as soon as possible after that time. Salary ranges from $48,000 to $58,560 annually depending on experience. This post-doctoral position is part of the NSF-funded project called “Resilient Infrastructure as Seas Rise” (RISER), which is a partnership with UC Berkeley, UC Davis, NYU, and USGS to study adaptation to sea-level rise and coastal flooding.  Further information about this project can be found at:

Deadline for applications: September 15, 2017

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Modeling of Brain Networks at Stanford University

last modified Jul 22, 2017 01:13 PM

The Stanford Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience Laboratory invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in human brain network analysis and modeling. We seek candidates with strong research backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: resting-state and task-evoked fMRI connectivity, structural HARDI-based connectivity, neurophysiological modeling of brain networks, Bayesian modeling, machine learning, and deep neural networks. Candidates must have strong computational skills and a PhD in computational neuroscience, computer science, physics, biomedical engineering or related fields. This is an exciting opportunity to work on multiple NIH- and Stanford-funded projects using multimodal (fMRI, optogenetic, DTI, EEG) brain imaging techniques in multiple clinical populations and normative groups. The successful candidate will develop a vigorous research program that contributes to, and complements, ongoing research studies. The candidate will have access to state-of-the-art brain imaging and HPC/GPU facilities.  Please email a CV, statement of research interests and relevant background, and names of three referees to Drs. Vinod Menon and Aarthi Padmanabhan at

ESRC/Alan Turing Institute Joint Fellowship Scheme

last modified Jul 22, 2017 01:11 PM

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and The Alan Turing Institute are pleased to announce a Joint Fellowship Scheme aimed at driving forward the development and application of cutting-edge data science to study major societal challenges.

This first joint call will focus on two key and interlinked issues – the complex challenges:

(a) facing the development of cities and

(b) in maintaining a healthy population.

Proposals are welcome from mid-career and senior academics from an RCUK eligible research organisation (RO).

For further information, see:

The closing date for proposals is 16:00 on 21 September 2017

IMT PhD Positions

last modified Jun 27, 2017 09:06 PM

Applications are now being accepted for the 2017/18 PhD program at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca (, one of the six Schools of Excellence in Italy and one of the highest rated graduate schools in Europe according to the most recent E-Multirank survey.  Highly motivated candidates from all disciplines are invited to apply for one of the 36 fully-funded scholarships within a three-year doctoral program that integrates scientific competences of economics, engineering, computer science, neuroscience and behavioral psychology, statistical physics, applied mathematics, statistics, history and sciences of cultural heritage.

To find out more about the School, the admission requirements and how to apply, please see

Deadline for applications – July 31st 2017, 6 pm Italian time.

PhD position at UCL on innovation

last modified Jun 25, 2017 03:24 PM

Fully funded EPSRC PhD opportunity at the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at UCL, on the dynamics of innovation.

Full details in the following link:

1st A*Midex CompNeuro Days

last modified Jun 24, 2017 09:57 PM

Workshop on Computational Neuroscience in Marseille (France)
July 12nd-13th, 2017

The registrations are open for the 1st A*Midex CompNeuro Days, which will be held on July 12nd and 13th, at the Institut de Neurosciences de la Méditerranée(INMED), in the Luminy Campus of Aix-Marseille University at the gates of the Calanques National Park.

The aim of this workshop is to gather researchers active in the field of general computational neuroscience to illustrate the diversity of its approaches and the richness of cooperation between theorists and experimentalists, and all this in an informal atmosphere favourable to discussions, open to PhD students.

The registration is mandatory and limited to the first 90 participants. The deadline is fixed to June 30th, please register here:

Sunbelt 2018

last modified Jun 24, 2017 09:55 PM

Sunbelt 2018 will be held in Utrecht, Netherlands, from June 26 – July 1, 2018.

To stay up to date, visit:

NetSci website and events

last modified Jun 24, 2017 09:54 PM

The NetSci society has a new website:

The website has details of events and jobs, including NetSci 2018, which will be held in Paris, France from 11-15 June 2018 and NetSciX 2018, which will be held in Hangzhou, China from 5-8 Jan 2018.