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NetSci 2020

last modified Jan 06, 2020 02:08 PM

NetSci 2020 is the flagship conference of the Network Science Society, which aims to bring together leading researchers and practitioners working in the emerging research area of network science.

NetSci 2020 will take place in Rome, from 8-10th July (with schools and satellite meetings from 6-7th July).

The deadline for satellite proposals is 31st January 2020.
The deadline for abstract submission is 14th February 2020.

For more information, and to register, see:

Sunbelt 2020

last modified Jan 06, 2020 02:06 PM

Paris, June 2-7 2020

2020 is a special year for social network analysts: the 40th anniversary of the Sunbelt Conference. And on this occasion, the Sunbelt will come to Paris. Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in this memorable Sunbelt!

The Call for Oral Presentations and Posters is now open until January 31st.
Registration will open in January 2020.

Spring School- Complex Networks: Theory, Methods and Applications

last modified Jan 06, 2020 02:06 PM

Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy, 18-21 May 2020

The school “Complex Networks: Theory, Methods, and Applications” offers a succinct education in network science. It is open to all aspiring scholars in any area of science or engineering who wish to study networks of any kind (whether theoretical or applied), and it is especially addressed to doctoral students and young postdoctoral scholars. The aim of the school is to deepen into both theoretical developments and applications in targeted fields.

For more information, see:

Deadline for student applications: February 23, 2020

Workshop- analysis of social networks

last modified Jan 06, 2020 02:05 PM

The University of Exeter Centre for Social Networks is offering a 5-day workshop on "The analysis of social networks: From description to statistical modelling." The workshop will take place from June 22nd to June 26th 2020 and will be led by Professor Alessandro Lomi and Dr Viviana Amati.

For further information and for registration, please visit our Webpage:

Reading group- complexity science

last modified Jan 06, 2020 02:08 PM

Andrea Luppi (a PhD student in clinical neurosciences) and Dr Dan Bor (Psychology) are setting up a reading group on complexity science; the "Cambridge Study Club for the Science of Complex Systems", or (CS)^3.

The aim is to create a common ground to facilitate inter-disciplinary research on complexity in Cambridge, and the first meeting will be on January 13th, 12-1:30pm at the BCNI seminar room (Sir William Hardy building, on the Downing site).

The group will be reading Chapter 7 (defining and measuring complexity) of Mitchell's book "Complexity, a guided tour". To join the mailing list, please email Andrea at

5 PhD positions in Network Science at CEU

last modified Jan 06, 2020 02:03 PM

3.5 years – Wien , Austria

The Department of Network & Data Science of Central European University announces 5 fully funded PhD scholarships. The PhD program in Network Science is a research-oriented program that provides the only PhD degree in this field in Europe.
We welcome applications to work on the theoretical and methodological foundations of network science, as well as application oriented data-driven research in network science. The Department is highly interdisciplinary, hosting 20+ PhD students with diverse backgrounds, including physics, mathematics, computer science, statistics, ecology, architecture, economics, psychology, and social science. Scholarships are fully funded and last for 3 years and half, and generous travel awards are available throughout the PhD program. Application deadline is January 30 2020.

Successful applicants will start in Vienna in September 2020. Interested applicants are invited to visit the webpage of the PhD program:

Ph.D. position in Prof. Ginestra Bianconi's group at QMUL

last modified Jan 06, 2020 01:57 PM

The group of Prof. Ginestra Bianconi is looking for a Ph.D. Student to work on: "Structure and dynamics of simplicial complexes", at Queen Mary University London, UK.

Deadline January 31, 2020

More info:

University of Cambridge / Wellcome Trust Junior Interdisciplinary Fellowships

last modified Jan 06, 2020 01:57 PM

Applications are invited for the next round of University of Cambridge/ Wellcome Trust Junior Interdisciplinary Fellowships.
The scheme is aimed at post-doctoral candidates with backgrounds in the physical sciences (incl. engineering, mathematics and computer sciences) who wish to gain experience in the application of their research to solve problems in the basic biological and biomedical sciences.

It is anticipated that each award holder will work with two Principal Investigators at the University of Cambridge, one in the physical sciences and the other in the life sciences, who will each provide appropriate guidance and support.

Junior Interdisciplinary Fellowships will be awarded for periods of up to two years. The salary will be in the range of £32,816-£40,322, depending upon experience. This Scheme is funded jointly between the Wellcome Trust and the University of Cambridge. Please be aware that the cost of the Fellowship (including on-costs and any research consumables requested) will be funded as follows:

50% by the University of Cambridge Wellcome Trust award and 50% by Departments involved in the project. It is the applicant's responsibility to pre-agree this 50% contribution with their future department or supervisor.

Application deadline: Please send your application and supporting documents by email Paulina Pieprzyca by midnight 2nd February 2020.

For more details, see:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Mathematical Data Science at Queen Mary University of London

last modified Jan 06, 2020 01:56 PM
Applications are invited for a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer or Reader in Mathematical Data Science. We are seeking to appoint up to two outstanding candidates with a successful track record of applying rigorous research methods to address emerging problems in the general field of data science. Areas of focus include but are not limited to applied and computational topology, foundations of data driven approaches to complex systems or finance, machine learning, optimisation, inverse problems, statistics and uncertainty quantification. Interdisciplinary research areas are also welcome. The successful candidates will be expected to develop a research platform and interact with one or more of the existing research groups in the School, as well contribute to the further development of the School's portfolio of Data Science master level programmes. All candidates are requested to address these aspects in their research and teaching statements.

The closing date for applications is 13 January 2020.

SINSA2020: Summer Institute in Network Science and its Applications

last modified Nov 26, 2019 10:12 AM
June 22-July 3, 2020, Boston

The Network Science Institute at Northeastern University NetSI, in partnership with Indiana University Network Science Institute IUNI, will be hosting a 2-week summer institute in Boston.

The Summer Institute in Network Science and its Applications (SINSA) will offer eight short, intensive courses in network science theories, methods, and applications to meet the increasing interest across disciplines in network science approaches.

Course offerings are loosely divided into two parallel tracks to cover fundamental network science topics (track 1), such as network geometry and dynamics, and network science applications (track 2), such as biological and social networks. Each course will be 3-days long, and will be taught by two excellent, highly esteemed instructors. Participants can take one stand-alone course, or register for up to four courses for a full 2-week immersive experience.

There will also be numerous collaboration opportunities, social events and weekend and evening activities organized throughout the 2 weeks, to be announced.

Registration will open January 2020. You can find additional information at the SINSA

Feel free to contact organizing chairs, Kate Coronges, or Ann McCranie with any further questions.

HDR UK Turing PhD Programme - Applications now open!

last modified Nov 26, 2019 10:11 AM

We are excited to announce applications are now open for the new PhD programme run by Health Data Research UK, in partnership with The Alan Turing Institute and funded by Wellcome. This new four-year funded doctoral programme provides an in-depth training for graduates interested in bringing their numerical and computational skills to health data science.

Applications for our first cohort starting in October 2020 are open now.

Who are we looking for?

We're looking for students who want to make a difference. People who want to work together to combine statistics and computation skills within a health setting to overcome existing challenges and look to develop new opportunities.

You will develop your background in quantitative science (e.g. maths, statistics, physics, engineering, computing) and learn new skills within the health and biomedical communities, so that together you can undertake ground-breaking research.
For full details of eligibility, assessment criteria and how to apply, please visit our webpage.

Applications close Tuesday 7 January 2020 at 12.00GMT.

PhD position – Ghent University, Belgium

last modified Nov 26, 2019 10:10 AM

The Complex Systems Institute at Ghent University, Belgium, invites applications for a fully-funded 4-year PhD studentship for research into social physics, complex systems, and innovation. The student will design computational models (e.g. agent-based) and develop/apply data analytic techniques to study the emergence and spread of innovation, ideas, and opinions in society. Particular focus will be on researching the role of social network structure and professional collaborations on innovation.

This is an interdisciplinary project where the successful applicant will be supervised by Prof Luis Rocha ( and co-supervised by Prof Koen Schoors (Dept Economics) and Prof Jan Ryckebusch (Dept Physics). International partners are also involved in the project. The successful applicant will be officially enrolled in the Dept of Economics of Ghent University and, in some cases, may be also enrolled in the Dept of Physics.

Duties include research and light administration related to the position. We offer an intellectually challenging environment, high-quality training to develop hard and soft skills, opportunities to participate in international scientific conferences and to interact with international researchers, and a competitive salary plus other student benefits.

Ghent University is among the top global universities according to several international rankings. Furthermore, Ghent is a charming medieval Flemish town, filled with canals, full of energy, history, culture, and wonderful gastronomy.

Expected starting date is March/April 2020.

Belgian and international candidates are welcomed.

Strong candidates (also post-doctoral) interested in related research in complex systems and network science are encouraged to contact Prof Rocha to discuss other opportunities of hosting and funding.


- Completed (or about to complete) MSc/MA in relevant disciplines, e.g. Physics, Applied Math, Economics, Engineering, Computer Sciences. Strong candidates with other quantitative backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

- Commitment, Independence, Critical and Out-of-the-box Thinking, Motivation towards Research.

- Excellent programming skills in one of the following languages: C/C++, Python, Java, or R. Willingness to learn Python.

- Fluent spoken and written English.

- No previous experience in complex systems, network and data science, or (micro-)economics are requested but will be an advantage.


Send a motivation letter (no more than 1-page) and CV (no more than 3-pages) to Prof Luis Rocha (

Short-listed applicants will be informed in mid-January/2020 and names of referees will be requested. Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

For further information on doctoral education at Ghent University, see:
- Ghent Doctoral Research:
- PhD Dept Economics:

Workshop- Network science in financial services

last modified Nov 26, 2019 10:09 AM

6 December: 9:30-14:30, The Alan Turing Institute
This workshop will showcase potential applicability of network analysis tools to problems of interest within the realm of finance and economics.

Book now at:

2nd International School on Informatics and Dynamics in Complex Networks

last modified Nov 11, 2019 03:25 PM

2nd International School on Informatics and Dynamics in Complex Networks
University of Catania, Catania, Italy 10 -14 February 2020
Application Deadline: December 20th 2019

The school is organized at the University of Catania, Italy, by the Department of Electrical Electronics and Computer Science and the Cometa Consortium, with the technical sponsorship of the Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity.
It consists of a series of lectures given by leading scientists in the field, aiming at providing a comprehensive treatment from background material to advanced results. The school is specially directed to PhD students and young researchers interested to the diverse aspects of the theory and applications of complex networks in science and engineering. The school aims at encouraging cross-disciplinary discussions between participants and speakers and start new joint researches.

Stefano Boccaletti  -- ICS - CNR
Manlio De Domenico --  FBK Trento
Jesus Gomez-Gardenes -- University of Zaragoza
Vito Latora  -- University of Catania
Tiago de Paula Peixoto -- Central European Univ.
Andrea Tagarelli   --  University of Calabria

For more information, see:

Cambridge Methods In Cognitive Neuroscience Day

last modified Nov 11, 2019 03:24 PM

The next Cambridge Methods In Cognitive Neuroscience Day will take place on 26th November 2019 in the Lecture Theatre of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit.

The day will consist of a number of short talks by cognitive neuroscientists from Cambridge grouped into several sessions covering (f)MRI, EEG/MEG/ECoG, Data Collection and Statistical Methodology.

Throughout the day, several talks will discuss network science approaches, e.g. a talk on 'The garden of forking (shortest) paths:  reproducibility of graph theoretical properties' by Andrea Luppi, 'Network models of behavioural data' by Jessica Fritz and 'Multilayer brain networks' by Kanad Mandke.

Attendance is open to everyone, no registration required. However, spaces are limited, and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

For more information, see:

Data science for physics and astronomy scoping workshop

last modified Nov 11, 2019 03:23 PM

The Alan Turing Institute
Monday 02 Dec 2019 - Tuesday 03 Dec 2019
Time: 10:30 - 16:30

This hands-on workshop will bring together physics and astronomy researchers, data science practitioners, as well as industry partners and public sector funders at The Alan-Turing Institute to discuss current challenges and opportunities in data science for physics and astronomy, launch new interdisciplinary collaborations, and work towards a more permanent forum for data science knowledge exchange.

For more information, and to apply to attend, see:

yrCCS- Bridge grants

last modified Nov 11, 2019 03:22 PM

Young researchers of the Complex Systems Society- bridge grants

The bridge grants provide partial support for short visits. We fund 500 euros for within-continent visits and 1000 euros for visits between different continents. The funds awarded will have to be used during 2020 solar year. yrCSS guarantees short response time after the application deadline.

To be eligible, the recipients of the bursary, here called visiting and receiving candidates, should be young researchers as defined by the yrCSS rules, and members of the Complex Systems Society.

Deadline: December 15th, 2019

For more information, see:

Postdoc position on creative team networks- Warwick

last modified Nov 11, 2019 03:22 PM

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow as part of the European Research Council Advanced Senior Investigator Award entitled "Diversity and Performance: Networks of Cognition in Markets and Teams" led by Professor David Stark of the Warwick Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) working closely with Professor Balazs Vedres of the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford. The project runs for five years, and a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow is sought for one year commencing January 2020 or as soon as possible. For more about the project see

The candidate should have strong quantitative analytic skills, be familiar with network analytic theories and methods, and have experience capturing and shaping large datasets about team ecosystems in cultural/artistic activities, business, or other fields. The project is a collaboration with several European universities and the postholder will be expected to attend team project meetings whether at Warwick or elsewhere. The position includes a travel budget to attend conferences, workshops, and research meetings.

Closing date for applying:  14 November 2019.

Click here to apply:

Lindemann Trust Fellowships

last modified Nov 11, 2019 03:21 PM

The Lindemann Trust, in partnership with the English-Speaking Union, offers up to five 2-year fellowships, each worth $50,000 a year for postdoctoral scientists to carry out research in the USA.

The Lindemann Trust Fellowships are awarded to graduates of exceptional promise in both the pure and applied physical sciences who have shown capacity for producing original research. These Fellowships enable postdoctoral scientists to pursue research in the USA without financial difficulty, and without being obliged to take up paid employment.

The Lindemann Trust supports research in the fields of:

- Astronomy
- Biophysics
- Chemistry
- Engineering
- Geology
- Geophysics
- Mathematics
- Physics

To be eligible to apply, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Hold British, Irish or Commonwealth citizenship AND be normally resident in the UK
- Either be in the final stages of your doctoral studies at a UK university, or have completed a doctorate at a UK university within the last three academic years

The deadline for applications is Monday, 3rd February 2020. Please visit for more information where applicants can also see our Notes for Applicants for full details on the fellowships and application process.

MPI postdoc position

last modified Nov 11, 2019 03:19 PM

The Department of Human Behavior, Ecology and Culture at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany) is seeking qualified applicants for a postdoctoral project on subsistence strategies in mixed economies.

The overarching aims of the project are to consider the relationships between socioeconomic status, kinship, environmental variability and subsistence decision-making in mixed economies. From an applied perspective, the research also seeks to identify cultural factors that promote Inuit food security and well-being. The primary responsibilities of the successful candidate will be to conduct analyses of existing foraging, social network, economic, and/or qualitative interview data from an Inuit community in Nunavik, Canada. Potential topical foci for the postdoctoral research may include food transfers, land use patterns, prey and patch choice during foraging, among other possibilities.

The contract period is for 3 years, and the appointment is based in Leipzig. The salary is according to the German public service pay scale (TVöD).

The start date of the position is flexible. All applications received by Dec. 01, 2019 will be considered.