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Workshop on Applied Topology and Network Theory at QMUL

last modified Jan 16, 2018 10:15 AM

On 2 February 2018 Queen Mary University of London will host a workshop entitled Applied Topology and Network Theory supported by an LMS scheme 3 grant.

Invited speakers:
Prof. Gabor Elek (University of Lancaster)
Dr. Tim Evans (Imperial College London)
Prof. Ran Levi (University of Aberdeen)

Webpage: http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/~lmead/AAT1.html

Mediterranean School of Complex Networks

last modified Jan 16, 2018 10:13 AM

1 - 8 September 2018

In the last decade, network theory has been revealed to be a perfect instrument to model the structure of complex systems and the dynamical process they are involved into. The wide variety of applications to social sciences, technological networks, biology, transportation and economic, to cite just only some of them, showed that network theory is suitable to provide new insights into many problems.

Given the success of past editions (2014-2015-2016-2017) of the Mediterranean School of Complex Networks, we call for applications to the Fifth Edition in 2018.

For more information, see: http://mediterraneanschoolcomplex.net/

Early registration deadline (no payment needed at this stage): 31 March 2018

Complex Systems Summer School, Santa Fe Institute

last modified Jan 16, 2018 10:13 AM

10th June- 6th July 2018

The Complex Systems Summer School offers an intensive 4-week introduction to complex behavior in mathematical, physical, living, and social systems. The school is for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professionals seeking to transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries and ask big questions about real-life complex systems.

Deadline: 29th Jan 2018
More information: https://santafe.edu/engage/learn/schools/sfi-complex-systems-summer-school

Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science, Santa Fe Institute

last modified Jan 16, 2018 10:10 AM

17th June- 29th June 2018

The Santa Fe Institute is pleased to announce the 24th annual Graduate Workshop in Computational Social Science. The workshop will bring together a group of advanced graduate students and a small faculty for an intensive two-week study of computational social science. The workshop will consist of lectures by faculty, seminars by members of the Santa Fe Institute, and presentations of work in progress by graduate student participants. The primary goal of the summer workshop is to assist graduate students pursuing research agendas which include a computational modeling component. A significant portion of the workshop will be devoted to analyzing and improving research being conducted by the graduate student participants.

Deadline: 13th Feb 2018.
More information: https://santafe.edu/engage/learn/schools/graduate-workshop-computational-social-science-mod

CCS2018

last modified Jan 16, 2018 10:09 AM

http://ccs2018.web.auth.gr/

Thessaloniki, Greece, 23rd-28th September 2018

CCS2018 will be organized in Thessaloniki, Greece in the period September 23-28, 2018. This Conference is in line with the series of meetings previously held in Cancun, Mexico(2017), Amsterdam, Netherlands(2016), Tempe, Arizona, USA(2015), Lucca, Italy(2014), and more meetings in previous years. All these past meetings have delivered the highest quality of presentations, the most up-to-date findings, have been attended by the pioneers in the field of Complex Systems, as well by young aspiring students, numbering an attendance of close to one thousand.

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 Apr 2018

MATNet'18: International Workshop on Mining Attributed Networks @ WWW'2018 (The Web Conf 2018)

last modified Jan 16, 2018 10:08 AM

April 23, 2018, Lyon France
http://www-lipn.univ-paris13.fr/man-www2018

The aim of the MATNet workshop, that will be held in conjunction with The Web Conf 2018 in Lyon, is to get an insight in the current status of research in network analysis and mining, showing how modeling information coming from the World Wide Web in Attributed Network models can make it possible to focus on domains and research questions that have not been deeply investigated so far and to improve solutions to classic tasks. We will solicit contributions that aim to focus on the analysis of attributed networks, addressing important principles, methods, tools and future research directions in this emerging field, possibly being transversal to different application domains. In particular, we cover the modelling of complex networks, multiplex networks, and any unsupervised, supervised, and semi-supervised mining approach in attributed network contexts.

Abstract Submission: Jan 21, 2018

Renewal of the young researchers of the Complex Systems Society's advisory board

last modified Jan 16, 2018 10:07 AM

The yrCSS (young researchers of the Complex Systems Society) announces a ballot for the partial renewal of its Advisory Board. The yrCSS Advisory Board will be composed by six members and it is partially renewed every year. This year, three places are vacant.

Master/Phd students and researchers up to 4th year after the PhD can apply to join the Board and candidacies can be submitted until January 21st.

Further information about yrCSS and its activities on our website: http://yrcss.cssociety.org/

Internship positions at Nokia Bell Labs Cambridge

last modified Jan 16, 2018 10:06 AM

The Social Dynamics team at Bell Labs Cambridge (UK) is looking for summer interns. For more information, including a list of projects, see: http://researchswinger.org/hiring.html. To learn more about our research, please check our sites - researchswinger.org, lajello.com, and goodcitylife.org.

To apply, please send your CV and application letter with the subject line “Internship 2018” to daniele.quercia@nokia-bell-labs.com by the 20th of January 2018. You are welcome to drop us an email for formal enquiries.

PhD opportunity at Politecnico di Torino

last modified Jan 16, 2018 10:05 AM

The complex systems laboratory at Politecnico di Torino, directed by Prof. Alessandro Rizzo, is looking for a Ph.D. candidate to carry out research on the research theme "Hacking a complex world: unraveling the mechanisms underlying complex social and technological phenomena".

The research will be developed in collaboration with the Dynamical Systems Laboratory at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering (NYU-Tandon), directed by Prof. Maurizio Porfiri. The duration of the Ph.D. program is three years and includes a mandatory visiting period at NYU-Tandon of at least 18 months, fractioned in at most three six-month periods. 
 
Prospective candidates must apply to the official Ph.D. selection of Politecnico di Torino, following this link http://dottorato.polito.it/en/scholarships and specifying that they want to apply to the specific project. The new fellowships have not been published yet, the deadline to apply will be set around Summer 2018.

For more information, see: http://staff.polito.it/alessandro.rizzo/Openings_files/CallForPhD.pdf

PhD positions in Network Science at CEU

last modified Jan 16, 2018 10:04 AM

Call for applications for PhD in Network Science 2018/19. Pursue science with big data: effective methods of collecting, analyzing, modeling, and visualizing networks with millions of people.

- Understand social processes: friendships and phone calls, spread of ideas, the emergence of order from chaos.
-Discover secrets of success: how teams innovate, scientist make breakthroughs, entrepreneurs make the first million.
- Uncover hidden webs: political corruption, terrorist networks, global finance, wirings of the brain
- Master the mathematical foundations: graph theory, dynamic processes and graph limits

Apply by February 1, 2018 to study at CEU with financial aid.

For more information, https://cns.ceu.edu/phd-program-network-science-ceu

Postdoctoral Positions in Computational & Systems Biology

last modified Jan 16, 2018 10:03 AM

The new research group led by Dr. Pan-Jun Kim at Hong Kong Baptist University (Department of Biology) invites applications for postdoctoral positions in the area of computational & systems biology.

The research will focus on the computational modeling and analysis of complex microbial communities inside human body (“human microbiome”). Our body is home to a variety of microbial cells, and they significantly affect our health and disease. An integrative investigation of collective dynamics of this microbial ecosystem is very important toward biomedical applications.

Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The appointment is available from March 2018. To apply, please e-mail curriculum vitae along with a brief statement of your research interests to Dr. Pan-Jun Kim at extutor (AT) gmail (DOT) com, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation e-mailed to the same address.

For more information, see: http://panjunkim.com/customer/board/boards.php?page_type=view&idx=22&board_id=notice

Senior postdoc in complex systems economic modelling- Oxford

last modified Jan 16, 2018 10:02 AM

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Research Associate to participate in the ‘Sensitive Intervention Points in the Transition to the Post-Carbon Society” project funded by the Oxford Martin School under the leadership of the Principal Investigators, Professor Doyne Farmer and Professor Cameron Hepburn. The project will study the transition to carbon neutral energy generation from economic, sociological and technological points of view.

The appointment will be available for up to 36 months.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday 29 January 2018 and interviews will be held week commencing Monday 12 February 2018.

For more information, see: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form

Assistant Professor- The Center for Network Science at CEU

last modified Jan 16, 2018 10:00 AM

The Center for Network Science of the Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in the area of Data Science. We expect applications from scholars with a PhD in Computer Science or Data Science, who have an excellent publication record with applications of data science methods to large datasets, addressing problems related to computational social science. The candidate should have strong motivation for interdisciplinary research (especially with the social sciences) and be interested in participating in projects with several departments at CEU.

Starting date: September 2018
Review of applications begins 1st February 2018

For more information, see: https://hro.ceu.edu/vacancies/assistant-professor-in-data-science

Four lectureships in applied maths at Queen Mary University of London

last modified Dec 18, 2017 10:16 AM

We are pleased to advertise four permanent positions in applied mathematics at Queen Mary University of London. 

Queen Mary is one of London and the UK’s leading research-focused universities. With over 20,000 students, it is amongst the largest of the colleges of the University of London. Queen Mary’s 4,000 staff teach and research across a wide range of subjects in Science and Engineering, the Humanities, Social Sciences and Laws, and Medicine and Dentistry.

The School of Mathematical Science has an exceptionally strong research presence across the spectrum of areas within Pure and Applied Mathematics, and is currently organised into seven research groups, namely: Algebra, Combinatorics, Complex Systems and Networks, Dynamical Systems and Statistical Physics, Geometry and Analysis and Probability and Applications. The School also has large and popular undergraduate and graduate programmes.

The four upcoming positions are:

Lecturer in Mathematics (probability theory and applications), closing 1 January 2018: http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies/lecturer-mathematics-0

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Applied and Computational Topology, closing on 11 January 2018: http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies/lecturersenior-lecturer-applied-and-computational-topology

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Statistics, closing on 11 January 2018: http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies/lecturersenior-lecturer-statistics

Lecturer in Optimisation/Machine Learning, closing on 11 January 2018: http://www.maths.qmul.ac.uk/vacancies/lecturer-optimisationmachine-learning

 

 

Applied Network Science, Special Issue on "Network Medicine in the era of Big Data in Science and Healthcare"

last modified Dec 14, 2017 01:05 PM

We would like to invite you to contribute to the 2018 Applied Network Science special issue on "Network Medicine in the era of Big Data in Science and Healthcare".

Advances in the field of network medicine and in complex networks theory allow for a more holistic approach to human health through the study of networks of genes and proteins, modules across cells and tissues, electronic health records, epidemiological and clinical data. Novel concepts and approaches derived from recent progress in network theory, dynamical systems, and computational biology, combined with the large-scale datasets produced from subcellular to social levels are promised to provide new insights into the complex processes involved in human physiology and diseases. This Special Issue will focus on bringing together novel network approaches applied to various biological and health-related datasets and will address the current challenges and bottlenecks towards future major advances by describing findings that can drive the implementation of translational network medicine.

You are invited to submit regular manuscripts, and please let us know if you are interested in writing a review article.

For more information, see: https://appliednetsci.springeropen.com/cfp-netmed

Deadline for expression of interest: January 15, 2018

New textbook on Complex Networks

last modified Dec 14, 2017 12:57 PM

      "Complex Networks: Principles, Methods and Applications",
  V. Latora, V. Nicosia, G. Russo, Cambridge University Press (2017)
                        ISBN: 9781107103184

We're delighted to announce that this book is now available. The book is mainly meant to be used as a reference textbook for a first undergraduate and/or postgraduate taught module on complex networks analysis and modelling, but it will certainly be found stimulating and entertaining by researchers and practitioners interested in network science.

http://www.cambridge.org/gb/academic/subjects/physics/statistical-physics/complex-networks-principles-methods-and-applications?format=HB#v4sqo3eOA0Vech3h.97

You can find all the accompanying algorithms and datasets at the webpage:

http://www.complex-networks.net/

Reminder- abstracts for NetSci 2018 due on 15th Jan

last modified Dec 14, 2017 12:52 PM

June 11-15, 2018, Paris
https://www.netsci2018.com/call-for-abstracts

A reminder that the abstract submission deadline for NetSci 2018 is 15th January.

Abstracts should be one page long, including one (mandatory) descriptive figure and caption and can be submitted via the EasyChair submission link:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=netsci2018

Spring School- Complex Networks: Theory, methods and applications

last modified Dec 14, 2017 12:51 PM

Lake Como School of Advanced Studies --- Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy, 14-18 May 2018

http://ntmd.lakecomoschool.org/

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.

Deadline for applications: February 18, 2018

PhD on social networks, Glasgow University

last modified Dec 14, 2017 12:50 PM

An opportunity to study for a PhD at Glasgow that involves social networks - using multilevel models with UK School/Network/Health/Educational Data, starting autumn 2018, with Professor Mark Tranmer.

Previous multilevel studies of pupils in schools suggest that much of the inequality in pupils' health and educational outcomes is between schools. However, part of the variation in these outcomes may be due to friendship networks (peers). The proposed research will formulate and compare advanced statistical models for data on pupils in networks in schools to answer three key, interrelated, research questions: (i) To what extent are friendship networks associated with pupils' inequalities in health and educational outcomes? (ii) Are these inequalities in part explained by friendship networks? (iii) do these associations differ by network composition, geographical location, or time?

For more information, see: https://www.gla.ac.uk/research/ourresearchenvironment/prs/kelvinsmith/shortlistedscholarshipprojectsfor201819/socscitranmerhealthinequalities/

Deadline: 12 noon, Friday 12 January 2018

2 Postdocs- Complex Systems and Data Modelling for Urban Development, Oxford

last modified Dec 14, 2017 12:49 PM

We invite applications for 2 Postdoctoral Research Assistant positions, funded by RCUK GCRF ‘PEAK Urban’ grant to work with Dr Neave O’Clery at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. These are 3 year fixed-term positions and are available from April 1st 2018 (there may be some flexibility in the start date for one of the positions, but no later than June 1st 2018).

The successful candidate will conduct research at the interface between mathematics, data science, economics, geography and urban policy.  They will also provide an average of 3 hours per week of teaching for 24 weeks of the year, subject to funding terms and conditions, for which additional remuneration will be paid.

Applicants should have a PhD awarded, or a Master’s degree and PhD submitted (at the time of taking up the position) in mathematics or a related discipline; a research background in networks or complex systems or data modelling (including machine learning) or social data science.

For more information, see: https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/26915
Closing date: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 12:00