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Research Associate, Department of Psychiatry, Cambridge

last modified Oct 06, 2017 09:40 AM

Applications are invited for the position of Research Associate funded as part of the Neuroscience in Psychiatry Network (NSPN). The post will be based at the Behavioural & Clinical Neuroscience Institute (BCNI) at the University of Cambridge. The post-holder will be supervised by Dr Petra Vertes and will work closely with Professor Ed Bullmore, Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Chief Investigator of NSPN.

The purpose of this role is to analyse a large sample of structural MRI, diffusion tensor imaging and resting-state fMRI data collected on healthy adolescents and young adults. The objective will be to use and develop state-of-the-art image analysis methods to characterise longitudinal developmental changes in brain structure and function in healthy adolescence. There will be a special focus on measuring and modelling the complex network architecture of the human brain and understanding how normal maturational processes affect brain network organization and relate to genetics, behaviour and cognitive function.

The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

Application deadline: 31st October 2017.
For more information, please see:

Doctoral Studentships at the Turing Institute, London

last modified Oct 06, 2017 09:38 AM

The Institute is seeking highly motivated and talented individuals to embark on a career in the rapidly emerging field of data science. In line with the Institute’s cross-disciplinary research community, we particularly welcome applications from graduates whose research spans multiple disciplines and applications.

Our Turing doctoral students are predominantly based at the Institute headquarters at the British Library in the heart of London’s vibrant Knowledge Quarter. They will register for their doctorate at one of our university partner institutions, where they will also spend time over the course of their PhD. Students will be supervised by faculty from our partner universities who are also fellows of the Institute or substantively engaged with us.

Studentships include a generous tax-free stipend of £20,500 per annum, a travel allowance and tuition fees for a period of 3.5 years.

Application deadline: 12:00 GMT Thursday 30 November 2017
For more information, please see:

New book- Complex Networks: Principles, Methods and Applications

last modified Oct 03, 2017 10:05 AM

"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.

All the accompanying material of the book (including many data sets and software) are available for download at:

Binary versions of the programs for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux (both .deb and .rpm) are available for download, together with the complete source files. Sources are also on GitHub:

The book itself is available from Cambridge University Press at and from all the major online retailers.

BIFI International Conference 2018

last modified Oct 03, 2017 10:04 AM

Complexity, Networks and Collective Behavior
Zaragoza (Spain) on 6-8 February 2018

Understanding complex systems is one of the most pressing challenges of modern science. The Conference aims at providing a forum to discuss the latest advances in the study of complex systems and networks in a variety of fields, ranging from Physics and Mathematics to Biological, Engineering and Techno-social Systems. Below, we briefly mention, although not exhaustively, a few of the key areas and problems that will be covered during the Conference. All topics that fit within the science of Complexity and Networks are welcome.

Abstract submission deadline: October 10th, 2017

For more information, see:

Civic data science workshop at the Turing Institute

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20th October 2017, 9am-5pm
The Alan Turing Institute, London

Data science has more capabilities to help us understand the world than ever before, yet data and evidence are becoming less relevant in public discussion. On one hand, governments, non-profit organisations and citizen initiatives collect increasing amounts of raw data and make them available to the public. On the other hand, the public increasingly distrust statistics to such an extent that “post-truth” has been chosen as the word of 2016. In this workshop, we seek ways of bridging this gap.

This workshop will bring together journalists, data science researchers and data publishers to discuss how can we reverse this trend and make data and reporting using data more accessible, trustworthy and relevant for decision making and public discourse. We will cover a range of relevant topics including data wrangling, visualization, data-driven storytelling as well as ethical machine learning.

PhD Position in Computational Literature and Network Analysis- ETH Zurich

last modified Oct 03, 2017 09:58 AM

We seek to hire a PhD student in a project on network analysis of text corpora. Because of the corpus, German language proficiency is a requirement.

See for details.

Postdoc Position in Machine Learning and Network Science

last modified Oct 03, 2017 09:57 AM

A postdoctoral position is available for an outstanding individual to conduct research at the intersection of machine learning and network science. The project involves research on network embedding, representation learning, higher-order structures in networks, and the network completion problem. The mentor for this position is Professor Tina Eliassi-Rad at the Northeastern University’s Network Science Institute and College of Computer and Information Science in Boston, MA.

Starts on: 08/01/2018

Deadline: 15/11/2017

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Applied Mathematics at Bath University

last modified Oct 03, 2017 09:55 AM

The Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Bath is inviting applications for a Lectureship (Assistant Professor) in Applied Mathematics to strengthen the activities in its Centre for Doctoral Training in Statistical Applied Mathematics at Bath (SAMBa).

We particularly encourage applications from within the fields of control theory, imaging, inverse problems, multi-scale problems, networks and their applications, optimisation, uncertainty quantification, as well as from those working in the application driven areas of mathematical biology, mathematical geosciences, nonlinear mechanics and other interdisciplinary or industrial areas.

Closing Date:  Monday 16 October 2017

For more information, see:

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer positions - University of Greenwich, London

last modified Oct 03, 2017 09:54 AM

As part of our on-going development strategy, the International Business and Economics department at the Business School is seeking two lecturers.

- Lecturer in Network Science – Closing date Friday 13 October 2017 (

- Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in International Business – Closing date Sunday 15 October 2017 (

Social Networks Position at Duke

last modified Oct 03, 2017 09:53 AM

The Department of Sociology at Duke University located in Durham, NC invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level with expertise in social network modeling and research. Appointment begins July 1, 2018. We seek scholars who have an outstanding research program, strong potential for extramural funding, and evidence of excellence in teaching who can contribute to the rich, interdisciplinary network of scholars affiliated with the Duke Network Analysis Center ( Preference will be given to network scholars whose substantive applications augment traditional areas of strength in the department.

Deadline- 15th October
Please visit: to apply.

CCC talk- The entropic brain during sedation

last modified Sep 07, 2017 12:24 PM

The next CCC talk is on Tuesday 12th September, 11am at the CBU Lecture Theatre (15 Chaucer Rd, Cambridge).
Speaker: Ioannis Pappas (Cambridge Clinical School)
Title: The entropic brain during sedation

Ioannis’s research focuses on applying modern graph-theoretic tools to functional brain networks. He is particularly interested in investigating global network characteristics during different tasks and/or consciousness states. In addition, he is interested in developing probabilistic models for inferring latent network mechanisms that may regulate brain connectivity during loss of consciousness.

Complex Networks 2017- deadline extension

last modified Sep 07, 2017 12:21 PM

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

Due to many requests the submission deadline to COMPLEX NETWORKS 2017 is extended to:
September 18, 2017 (Firm deadline)

Full papers (up to 12 pages) and Extended Abstracts (up to 3 pages) are welcome.

CompleNet 2018 - 9th Conference on Complex Networks

last modified Sep 06, 2017 08:52 PM

Boston (MA, US)
March 5-8, 2018

CompleNet is an international conference that brings together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines—from sociology, biology, physics, and computer science—who share a passion to better understand the interdependencies within and across systems. CompleNet is a venue to discuss ideas and findings about all types networks, from biological, to technological, to informational and social. It is this interdisciplinary nature of complex networks that CompleNet aims to explore and celebrate.

* Abstract/Paper submission deadline: October 6
* Early registration ends: December 1

Alan Turing Data Debate

last modified Sep 06, 2017 08:50 PM

Data Debate: The future of data in public life

19 September, 18:00 - 20:00
British Library Knowledge Centre

How can our personal data be used to shape opinions, debates, and even win elections? Is big data threatening democracy? Who should we trust and what is the future of data in public life? In this Data Debate, a panel of experts will discuss what the future of data in public life could look like.

Book your ticket at:

XXXVIII Sunbelt Conference

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June 27 – July 1, 2018 | Utrecht, The Netherlands

Call for Organized Sessions
An Organized Session is a set of paper presentations centered on a specific theme, for which participants can submit abstracts during the regular abstract submission period. Organized sessions consist of at least one 2-hour time slot accommodating 4-6 paper presentations. Please submit any Organized Session proposal before October 15, 2017 (23.59 hrs. CET time).

Call for Workshop Proposals
Workshops cover time slots of half a day (3 hours) or a full day (2 sessions of 3 hours) focused on teaching attendees specific methods, software or theories. You are invited to submit a workshop proposal before October 15, 2017 (23.59 hrs. CET time).

Associate Professor Position at IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca

last modified Sep 06, 2017 08:48 PM

International Scouting for Associate and Full Professor Position

IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca invites expressions of interest for an Associate Professor position in the area of complex systems and their analytical description by means of network theory. Candidates must have an excellent record of high-impact international publications with a distinctive multidisciplinary interest and a strong technical knowledge of statistical physics. Candidates must be active in the area of financial and economic networks. Interest and activities focused on neurosciences will be considered a plus.

Activities at the School include: research, tutorship and mentoring of PhD students, graduate teaching and grant applications. The successful candidate will be part of the Networks Research Unit and will collaborate in the shaping of the PhD program.

The deadline for submitting expressions of interest is September 15th 2017 at 11:59 pm, Italian time.

The link to both the full description of the profiles and the online application form is:

Postdoctoral Fellowship at IU

last modified Sep 06, 2017 08:47 PM

Simulation of Information Diffusion in Online Social Networks

The Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research ( at Indiana University, Bloomington has an open postdoctoral position to study how information spreads through complex online social networks. The position funded by the DARPA program on Computational Simulation of Online Social Behavior (SocialSim). The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2018 (negotiable). This is an annual renewable appointment for up to 3 years subject to performance and funding.

The postdoc will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary team that includes computer, physical, and cognitive scientists. The postdoc will work with PIs Filippo Menczer, Yong-Yeol Ahn and Alessandro Flammini, other postdocs, and several PhD students on analysis and modeling of social media data. Areas of focus will include empirical analysis of information diffusion patterns, agent-based models for the spread of information, and cognitive models of information processing.

Apply by 8th Oct for best consideration.

Alan Turing Institute Vacancies

last modified Sep 06, 2017 08:44 PM

Programme Directors

Applications are invited for up to three positions, each to lead in areas of strategic importance to the Institute. A list of desired, though not exclusive, areas in which Programme Director leadership would be welcomed is listed below. The role also includes an opportunity for the individuals to lead their own programme of research (% FTE to be negotiated).

This role is ideally suited to candidates who are leading researchers in data science with an outstanding track record in collaborative research across data science related disciplines (mathematical sciences, statistics, computing sciences and/or social sciences) and with deep interests in data-driven methods and/or approaches for tackling real-world problems using data and data science methods and tools.  It offers the opportunity to shape the Institute’s research, training, translation and knowledge exchange priorities and establish new programmes of work. We are particularly interested to hear from candidates whose interests are within data science applied to health and well-being or machine learning and artificial intelligence. Other areas of relevance to the Institute include fundamental challenges in data science and data science for government.

For more information see:


Visiting Researchers

The aim of the Visiting Researcher Programme is to generate collaborations, facilitate knowledge exchange, and explore new or emerging research topics in data science. Applicants are invited to submit proposals to conduct research in any area. We are especially keen to welcome applications from researchers with an interest in advancing the strategic priorities of the Turing.

Applications for full- and part-time placements will be accepted. Typically, placements for Visiting Researchers will last 8-12 weeks. We will consider placements up to six-months, and may consider longer placements in exceptional circumstances.

The deadline for applications is 12:00 noon BST on Wednesday 27 September 2017.

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.