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Merry Christmas!

last modified Dec 21, 2020 04:25 PM

Merry Christmas from CNN! We hope you have a wonderful, relaxing break over the festive period.

Turing enrichment scheme

last modified Dec 21, 2020 04:22 PM

Now entering its sixth year, the Enrichment scheme offers students currently enrolled on a doctoral programme at a UK university the opportunity to undertake a 6, 9 or 12-month placement at the Turing or at one of the two new locations in the scheme. For the first time this year we are partnering with the Jean Golding Institute at the University of Bristol and the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics at the University of Leeds to offer a new exciting opportunity for Enrichment students to engage with an even more diverse community of researchers located in three key areas in the country.

Students continue their PhD in conjunction with their current supervisor, while enriching their research and making new collaborations during their time spent on the scheme.

Enrichment places are offered part-time or full-time with a choice of three different start dates. While on placement students are expected to work out of the Turing offices in the British Library, the Jean Golding Institute at the University of Bristol or the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics at the University of Leeds.

Enrichment students may be eligible for a stipend top up of up to £6,700 in London and £5,200 in Bristol and Leeds and/or a travel allowance.

To find out if you are eligible and for details of how to apply please visit our website:

Applications should be made directly to the Turing by Tuesday 2 February 2021.

Women in Network Science

last modified Dec 21, 2020 04:21 PM

Women in Network Science (WiNS) is taking nominations for leadership roles. Students, postdocs, faculty (including contingent faculty), and research staff at any rank or leve are welcome to apply. Self-nominations are encouraged!

WiNS aims to foster opportunities for the education, employment, and career advancement of women and non-binary researchers in network science. Its current leaders (Alice Schwarze and Brooke Foucault Welles) are working to formalize the society's structure and there are several opportunities for women in network science at all career stages to get involved! To become a member, join the society's council, or get involved in other ways, please fill out the contact form:

Not familiar with WiNS? Check out our (virtual) speaker series here:

And learn more about WiNS here:

SAMSI Opening Workshop Day on Networks in Neuroscience, Health, and Information Spread

last modified Dec 21, 2020 04:21 PM

Please join us for Virtual Opening Workshop of the SAMSI Spring 2021 Program on Data Science in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, January 5, 11 and 12, 2021. The last of the three days is devoted to networks.

Registration is free at .

The Registration Deadline is December 28, 2020

Postdoc in machine learning and food security- Turing

last modified Dec 21, 2020 04:20 PM

The Alan Turing Institute is recruiting a two-year PDRA to investigate applications of machine learning to model the impact of climate change on food security. The postholder will be integrated into an interdisciplinary team at the Turing and also work closely with research groups at the John Innes Centre, Rothamstead Research, and the MetOffice. Applications are welcome from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds, including the biological and physical sciences, environmental sciences, computer science, statistics, or mathematics, and particularly from candidates whose prior research has a strong computational focus.

Deadline: 13 January 2021 (at 23:59)

Network Science / Data Science Postdoc Position

last modified Dec 21, 2020 04:19 PM

We are currently looking for a postdoc with network science experience and a data science profile.

As part of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme co-funded by the European Union, Marie Sklodowska-Curie programme, the Brittany region in France, in partnership with several Breton higher education and research institutions, is launching the BIENVENÜE post-doctoral programme, "Welcoming highly-talented international post-docs in Brittany".

A call for postdoctoral projects has just been published. These projects are to be developed by candidates with their supervisor, on a theme of their choice, and must fall within one of the strategic innovation areas of the Regional Research and Innovation Strategy.

We are looking for motivated candidates who wish to conduct a post-doctorate on a topic dealing with Artificial Intelligence, Data Analysis, Learning Analytics or Digital and Educational Transformation.

More information:

Fahima Djelil.
Laurent Brisson.
Jean-Marie Gilliot.

Important dates:
An information meeting will take place on 15 January 2021.
The deadline for submitting the project is 15 March 2021.
The response will be made public in July 2021.

Please email and with any questions you may have.

University of Exeter Business School – PhD scholarships

last modified Dec 21, 2020 04:18 PM

Are you embarking on an academic career in organizational social networks or know someone who is? The University of Exeter Business School and the Exeter Centre for Social Networks (ECSN) are seeking Ph.D. candidates with the following backgrounds:

* Strong interest in social network analysis
* Strong interest in organizational social networks
* Creative and curious mind

Applications are now open (specializations available in: Economics & Finance; Management & Business). Our PhD programme structure includes a 1-year MRes (2-year MRes in Economics), with coursework and research practicums with faculty members, followed by 3 years of PhD candidacy.

Application deadline: 21st January 2021.


We are offering two kinds of PhD scholarships (UEBS & Dean's Scholarships). Each scholarship has two streams, one mapping onto the MRes programme in Economics & Finance (E&F) and the other onto the MRes in Management & Business (M&B). International applicants will be eligible for the UEBS scholarships.

UEBS Scholarships:


Dean's Scholarships (applicants must submit GRE/GMAT)


For details of our research and our world leading academics please see the following link:

If have any questions or require additional information please contact: Professor Andrew Parker (

3-year Postdoctoral Position in Social Justice and Data Science at UCLA

last modified Dec 21, 2020 04:17 PM

The Departments of Mathematics and Statistics at UCLA are now advertising a 3-year postdoctoral position in Social Justice and Data Science.

Description of the position and to apply, go here:

The application deadline is 31 December.

Brain Connectivity Workshop 2021

last modified Nov 14, 2020 04:00 PM

After careful deliberation, and based on the latest public health authority information on COVID-19, along with swirling uncertainties regarding travel and gatherings, we have decided to host the next Brain Connectivity Workshop online. We are pleased to announce that it has been rescheduled for MAY 25-28, 2021. We aim to make this event accessible and inclusive and the timing of the schedule will aim to satisfy a global audience.

This year we will revisit that primordial theme from a different perspective: "What does the mind think of the brain?" focusing
the discussions around what we have learned about our mind over the last 20 years of brain connectomics. The topics will focus on
consciousness and cognition, looking at the tripartite relationship between anatomical connectivity, brain dynamics and cognitive function.

Registration is Now Open, see:

*Spots are limited in order to facilitate discussion throughout the workshop*

"Complexity and Cognition" - Satellite of the Conference on Complex Systems 2020

last modified Nov 14, 2020 03:59 PM

On December 9 2020 the symposium "Complexity & Cognition", satellite of the Conference on Complex Systems 2020, will take place online via Zoom. Topics of interest include: networked brain/mind models of human cognition, complexity in the clinical sciences, AI and language processing as complex systems, social cognition and online ecosystems, personality traits as complex systems, etc.

It will be a good opportunity to bring the community of complex systems and cognitive science researchers all together, despite these difficult times.

Would you like to join us and attend talks by experts in the field? Then register here:

Attendance is subject to registration to CCS 2020:

Historical Networks – Réseaux Historiques – Historische Netzwerke 2021

last modified Nov 14, 2020 03:59 PM

Call for Papers Historical Networks – Réseaux Historiques – Historische Netzwerke 2021

The Historical Network Research community and the group Réseaux et Histoire (ResHist) are very pleased to announce the call for papers for the Historical Networks – Réseaux Historiques – Historische Netzwerke conference which will take place at the University of Luxembourg, from Wednesday 30 June until Friday 2 July, 2021. The conference will run over three days opening with a workshop day and two conference days. We hope that the participants will be able to meet in person. Depending on the course of the Covid19 pandemic, the conference will be either realized as a hybrid (on-site + remote attendance and presentation) or a full online event. The decision about the format will be announced on 15 March, 2021.

Note that if your proposal has already been accepted for HNR2020, it is still accepted for the 2021 conference. You may however, if you like, submit an updated version of your abstract which will not have to undergo review a second time.

Further information can be found at:

Deadline for submissions: Friday 15 January, 2021

Complex-Space 2020 -- Analysis and modelling of spatial complex systems

last modified Nov 14, 2020 03:58 PM

Satellite of the Conference on Complex Systems 2020
9th Dec 2020, online

This satellite aims at providing an interdisciplinary forum for researchers working on the broad area of spatial complexity, to consolidate researchers working on different spatially constrained systems. The main objectives of the workshop are to survey the latest research in spatial complexity in different fields, to reflect on the role of space in the development of a variety of complex systems and processes, to underpin the elementary mechanisms responsible for the emergence of spatial heterogeneity and large-scale correlations in spatially-embedded systems, to identify common elements of spatially constrained complex systems, to share solutions to the challenges posed by their analysis, and to overall expand this intriguing area of complexity science.

CCS2020 Early Registration Deadline: November 16, 2020

Networks 2021: A Joint Sunbelt and NetSci Conference

last modified Nov 14, 2020 03:58 PM

July 6-11, 2021 in Washington, DC and Online, a Hybrid Conference |

In light of the concerns about COVID-19 and travel, Networks 2021 is being planned in a hybrid format with participation for all activities possible both in-person and remotely. The conference is subject to change to a virtual-only format if meeting in-person becomes unsafe or unfeasible.

Calls for Participation: Details for all calls can be found at

The deadline for submission of abstracts is Jan. 24 and the EasyChair portal will open in early December.

PhD Studentship on the Accelerate Programme for Scientific Discovery

last modified Nov 14, 2020 03:57 PM

The Accelerate Programme for Scientific Discovery is a high-profile Cambridge University initiative promoting the use of machine learning to tackle major scientific challenges. The Programme is building a community of committed researchers working at the interface of machine learning and different scientific domains, with the aim of accelerating the pace of scientific discovery.

We are inviting applications for a three-year doctoral studentship with the Accelerate Programme. Successful applicants will develop a project at the intersection of machine learning and a scientific discipline, pursuing research that contributes to both the advancement of that discipline and progress in machine learning.

For further details, see:

Deadline for applications: 3rd December 2020

Postdoc in network analysis & health, University of Glasgow

last modified Nov 14, 2020 03:56 PM

The MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at the University of Glasgow is looking for a highly motivated quantitative researcher to join the “Relationships and Health” research programme to work on a CSO-funded project exploring drug-related deaths in Scotland. This research post is funded for 2 years.

The post holder will mainly work on symptom networks in longitudinal health service data and will be part of a larger team working on a range of social network and health datasets and interventions. The successful applicant will:

- Have strong quantitative skills, with knowledge/experience of network analysis methods
- Analyse linked population-level data relating to drug-related deaths in Scotland
- Work in an interdisciplinary project team
- Support a systems thinking approach to develop interventions to prevent drug related deaths

For further details and to apply, please visit the Glasgow University website ( and search for vacancy ref 044728. If you require more information please contact

The deadline for applications is the 30th of November.

Postdoctoral Position at the Barabási Lab

last modified Nov 14, 2020 03:46 PM

The lab of Professor Albert-László Barabási, together with the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University and the Division of Network Medicine at Harvard University, is looking for postdoctoral research associates in the area of nutrition, biological networks, machine learning/AI, and science of science. The BarabasiLab's current work spans the applications of networks toward understanding food and nutrition, human diseases, disease progression, biomarker discovery, and drug repurposing, as well as understanding the emergence of impact in art and science.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit:

Postdoc positions- Center for Science of Science and Innovation at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

last modified Nov 14, 2020 03:45 PM

We have two new postdoc positions available at the Center for Science of Science and Innovation at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Candidates will be housed in the Center for Science of Science and Innovation, directed by Prof. Dashun Wang. We have a broadly defined research agenda, exploring diverse topics related to Science of Science, Innovation, AI, Computational Social Science, and Network Science. The initial term of these positions is one year with possibility for renewal. Target start date is flexible. Our priority is to attract technically strong researchers who are interested in asking bold, new questions with data.

For more details, please see:

New seminar series- "Making connections- brains and other complex systems"

last modified Nov 14, 2020 03:45 PM

We're delighted to announce the start of a new, online seminar series 'Making connections- brains and other complex systems'. The series will cover brain networks and other complex systems, and aims to bring together researchers from a range of fields, including systems neuroscience, psychiatry, genomics, computer science, machine learning and physics.

The link for the talks will be advertised via a dedicated mailing list, which you can sign up to here: Details of upcoming talks can also be found here:

The first talk will be given by Dr Conor Liston at 3pm next Tuesday 17th November (

New book: "Changing Connectomes" (MIT Press)

last modified Sep 09, 2020 11:14 AM

Congratulations to Prof Marcus Kaiser, who has written a new book on Changing Connectomes:

"The human brain undergoes massive changes during brain development, ranging from early childhood and the teenager years to old-age. The field of connectomics has provided snapshots at different stages and, through data analysis and computational modelling, mechanisms leading to changing connectomes begin to emerge. This book will provide an overview of network features of the brain, how these features emerge during evolution and brain development, and how alterations ranging from normal aging to developmental and neurodegenerative disorders affect brain networks. The book will give biomedical researchers, who are often only aware of neuroimaging research in humans, information about the knowledge on connectome development in other species. By including an introduction to concepts of network analysis, it will also be accessible to researchers who are new to the field of connectomics. Finally, through Matlab code examples, it will allow computational neuroscience researchers to understand and extend the shown mechanisms of connectome development."

The book companion website with links to data and software can be found at:

A list of places to buy the book can be found at:

Lecturer in Computational Sociology

last modified Sep 09, 2020 11:13 AM

Applications are invited for a Lectureship in Computational Sociology in the School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh.

You will further the School’s international reputation in teaching and research on digital and computational sociology. You will demonstrate experience, achievement and outstanding potential reflected in a growing portfolio of teaching activities, and a commitment to the provision of academic student support. You will have a research profile, in both experience to date and in future potential, which is at the forefront of scholarship in Sociology, and the field of computational sociology in particular. You will also exhibit a strong commitment to the collegial life of Sociology and the School. While substantive specialisation is open, we welcome applications from candidates who complement existing strengths in the Sociology group.

For more information, see:
Closing date: 21st September 2020