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Data Science for Social Good 2019 Summer Fellowship- the Alan Turing Institute

last modified Jan 15, 2019 04:14 PM

Applications are now open for the first UK edition of the Data Science for Social Good (DSSG) Fellowship. The fellowship is a 12-week programme in summer 2019 which will bring together some of the top talent from data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence and other related areas to analyse real-world data science challenges for non-profits and government organisations.

Masters, PhD and graduate students are eligible to apply for the fellowship and potentially final year undergraduates. The programme is open to students worldwide. DSSG fellows make a full-time commitment and receive a stipend to cover expenses.

Find out more information and how to apply here: https://www.turing.ac.uk/collaborate-turing/data-science-social-good?_cldee=c2VtOTFAY2FtLmFjLnVr&recipientid=contact-f950ceefd2a9e711810970106faa95f1-bc4cb622281c46f7b42dddeb824c55db&esid=e0347ac2-9c03-e911-a975-002248014cd6

The deadline for applications is 31 January 2019.

Chaucer club lecture- The Cambridge NeuralNET

last modified Jan 15, 2019 04:13 PM

David Rowitch (Dept of Paediatrics, University of Cambridge)
The Cambridge NeuralNET: Investigating origins of brain and mental health
Hosted by: Kate Baker
4pm, Lecture Theatre at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, 15 Chaucer Rd, Cambridge, CB2 7EF

For more details, and a list of the rest of Lent term's Chaucer club lectures, see:
http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/seminar-information/chaucer-club/

Data Natives 2019

last modified Jan 15, 2019 04:12 PM

March 1st at City, University of London.

Data Natives is back for the 5th edition!

Join us for a relaxed day of networking and presentations on human behaviour, cities, computational social science and complex networks, among the other things. If you are PhD or PostDoc and excited about sharing your research and ideas with like-minded people, please select the "Abstract Submission & Attendee Registration" option and send us a ~200 words abstract by February 8. If you are just curious about Data Science, you can register as an attendee (but if you have a piece of research please do not be shy and submit an abstract!).

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/data-natives-2019-tickets-53100516073

Talk on Engineering Bioinspired Molecular Networks and Synthetic Cells

last modified Jan 15, 2019 04:11 PM

Prof. Tom De Greef, TU Eindhoven
Friday 18 January 2019, 16:00-17:00
Ryle Seminar Room, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, UK

Complex signalling networks enable living cells to process information from their environment using an intricate network of regulatory interactions. These biochemical circuits function by converting an input signal (stimulus) through spatiotemporal interplay of signalling molecules (transduction) to an output response (function). Inspired by biology, we engineer a range of minimalistic, artificial signalling systems by employing a cell-free bottom-up strategy. Such simplified model systems composed of fewer species each with well-defined interactions could help isolate key molecular parameters and thus have the potential to uncover generalizable concepts. In this lecture I will discuss the influence of molecular scaffolds on caspase catalysis, retroactivity in bistable circuits and a synthetic cellular consortium that is able to communicate by DNA -based messages.

Machine learning meets statistics workshop

last modified Jan 15, 2019 04:10 PM

25th and 26th March 2019, Cambridge, UK

Traditional statistical analysis and machine learning have many things in common but usually follow paths that are quite different. For prediction, traditional statistical analysis usually begins with a theory and a model and fits the parameters of the model to the data; machine learning follows a more pragmatic approach, allowing the data more freedom to prescribe the model.  Machine learning often leads to prognostic models that are more accurate but less interpretable.  For medical discovery, traditional statistical analysis usually begins by formulating a hypothesis and testing (the likelihood of) that hypothesis against the data; machine learning asks the data to formulate the (most likely) hypothesis. There are many synergies between these two disciplines and there is enormous potential in developing new fundamental theories and practical methods that transcend the boundaries of these disciplines leading to new and impactful methods to assist clinical practice and medical discovery. This workshop aims to foster such a dialogue and provide a forum for starting collaborations and for cross-fertilisation.

For more information, and to register, see: https://www.turing.ac.uk/events/machine-learning-meets-statistics

Session on Gender and social networks- Sunbelt 2019

last modified Jan 15, 2019 04:09 PM

Organizer: Elisa Bellotti (Mitchell Centre for SNA, University of Manchester)
Session Description: Social network research studies the mechanisms that drive formations of network structures as well as the outcomes of such structures on social behaviour. A well investigated area of research focuses on gender differences in network formations and outcomes in personal and professional networks. Researchers have looked, for example, at the different styles of socializations of boys and girls in early age, varieties of gendered network structures in different cultures, gender differences in peer networks and educational outcomes, gendered structural and cultural constrains of network strategies in organizational studies, different network positions and relational strategies between men and women at work, gender unbalance in academic networks and interlocking directorates.

This session wants to bring together interdisciplinary perspectives on gender similarities and differences in social networks which might be investigated with a variety of methods and modelling techniques. We welcome both highly quantitative modelling studies as well as qualitative research that looks at how discourses and narratives may impact the relational strategies embedded in network structures. We also welcome research that expand the very definition of gender to investigate peculiarities and differences of LGBT social networks.

Abstracts can be submitted at https://www.fourwav.es/view/717/submission/ by February 1, 2019.

Session on Using Network Research for Impact Evaluation- Sunbelt 2019

last modified Jan 15, 2019 04:08 PM

We kindly invite you to submit your abstract to the organized session "USING NETWORK RESEARCH FOR IMPACT EVALUATION" at the XXXIX Sunbelt conference in Montreal (June 18-23, 2019).

The session is dedicated to strengthening links between network research and impact evaluation (including direct and indirect impacts, short and long term effects, etc.). Work at the intersection of these fields lags behind expectations. Furthermore, the theoretical, empirical, and methodological approaches fail to consider this intersection comprehensively. Closing this gap should contribute to open up new perspectives in the field of impact evaluation. Moving toward to such new perspectives promotes the development of new research approaches and methodological frameworks, especially for social impact assessment. This session will offer a forum to present contributions to the field of impact evaluation by focusing on network data collection, methods, visualizations, and the use of technology for network-based evaluation. Innovative approaches of network research within the broader area of evaluation are welcome.

We invite abstract submissions that contribute to the consolidation of network research in the field of (social) impact evaluation.

Please submit your abstract by using the conference submission system https://www.fourwav.es/view/717/submission/

Deadline: February 1st, 2019, 23:00 (EDT-UDC-5:00).

13th HNR Workshop: Networks across Time and Space, 27-8 May 2019 in Mainz, Germany

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The next Historical Network Research workshop on "Networks Across Time and Space: Methodological Challenges and Theoretical Concerns of Network Research in the Humanities" will take place on May 27/28th at the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz, Germany. It invites scholars from all field of the humanities to join an interdisciplinary conversation on the promises and pitfalls of applying theories and methods from social network research to the study of structures within very diverse cultural, geographical, and historical contexts.

This 13th edition of the HNR workshop series is organized by Aline Deicke (ADW Mainz), Dr. Lieve Donnellan (Aarhus University) and Dr. Henrike Rudolph (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg).

Submission of abstracts for projects or statements concerning the motivation of participation (about 300 words) are due February 28th.

Please send them to the workshop email address: contact-nats@protonmail.com

Further information can be found on the event's website. https://nats.hypotheses.org/

ICADIWT 2019

last modified Jan 15, 2019 04:06 PM

The Tenth International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT 2019)
May 20-22, 2019, Casablanca, Morocco

July 07-09, 2019
Luton, UK
(www.socio.org.uk/icadiwt)

The Tenth International Conference on the Applications of Digital Information and Web Technologies (ICADIWT 2019) is a forum for researchers to present the intensive and innovative research, ideas, developments and applications in the areas of Computer Communications, Communication networks, Communication Software Communication Technologies and Applications, and other related themes.

Paper Submission at http://www.socio.org.uk/icadiwt/paper-submission/

JIMIS - Analysis of Graphs & Complex Networks

last modified Jan 15, 2019 04:05 PM

We invite submissions for a special issue of JIMIS, the Journal of Interdisciplinary Methodologies and Issues in Science, http://jimis.episciences.org/ on the topic of the Analaysis of Graphs and Complex Networks. JIMIS is published by Épisciences/CNRS (French national center for research).

The deadline for abstract submission is the 3rd of February 2019.

This is the 2nd call, and the CFP is also available on the journal's Website: https://jimis.episciences.org/page/si-marami

The submission website is now open, at the following URL: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=jimis2019

Call for papers- special issue on Complexity and the city in applied network science

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https://appliednetsci.springeropen.com/

Cities worldwide are well known to be living laboratories to experiment on modeling, characterization, optimization, and control of complex systems. Complex phenomena, in fact, evolve within cities with multiple and intertwined space and time scales, yielding emerging behaviors whose explanation is never simple. Moreover, cities encompass networked systems, very often overlapped or
stacked in layers: information, transportation, power grids, epidemics, pedestrians, are just a few examples of such networks. To address the complexity of urban systems, a broad range of interdisciplinary topics should be covered that touch on issues from the network science, cyber–physical systems, to policy and finance perspectives in smart cities.

This special issue will collect contributions aiming at modeling, characterizing, optimizing, and controlling complex and networked systems, with a particular focus on urban environments.

We encourage submissions on theory, methods, and applications of complex and networked systems in urban environments. Topics of interest include but are not limited to theoretical aspects, algorithms, methods, and fields of applications.

Expression of interest and abstract submission: February 17, 2019

Network science PhD positions at QMUL

last modified Jan 15, 2019 04:04 PM

The School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London invites applications for a PhD project commencing either in September 2019 for students seeking funding, or at any point in the academic year for self-funded students. The deadline for funded applications is 31 January 2019 for most funded studentships.

The list of projects can be found at:

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/maths/postgraduate/postgraduate-research/projects-and-research-themes/

Post-doctoral position in the Barabasi lab

last modified Jan 15, 2019 04:03 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 associates in the area of network science, science of science, science of success, and network medicine. We are seeking motivated individuals with experience in network science and interest in applying it toward both social and biological systems. The ideal candidate has a physics, economics, computational sociology, computer science, bioinformatics, or mathematics PhD, and previous work experience in networks, science of success, or network biology/bioinformatics.

For a range of projects characterizing the lab, see www.barabasilab.com. Our current work spans the applications of networks toward quantifying success in scientific careers to understanding the fundamentals of network dynamics.

For more information, see: https://www.barabasilab.com/jobs

Post-doctoral position in Machine Learning and Network Science, ISI

last modified Jan 15, 2019 04:01 PM

The ISI Foundation  is looking for an exceptional candidate to fill an open postdoctoral position in Machine Learning and Network Science with a particular focus on renormalization and dimensionality reduction of complex networks.

For more details, see: https://isi.it/en/news-events/open-position-postdoc-in-machine-learning-and-network-science

Deadline: 20th January 2019

Post-doctoral fellowship at CDC, Atlanta

last modified Jan 15, 2019 04:00 PM

We have advertised a post-doctoral fellowship opportunity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, for a recent graduate with skills in social network analysis and mathematical modeling of infectious disease transmission.

The opportunity details can be found at https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/CDC-DGMQ-2019-0052

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Penn State's Center for Social Data Analytics

last modified Jan 15, 2019 04:00 PM

The newly-established Center for Social Data Analytics (C-SoDA) at Penn State is hiring a postdoc. Full ad below. Please feel free to contact me or Director Burt Monroe (burtmonroe@psu.edu) if you have any questions.

The Center for Social Data Analytics (C-SoDA) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a two-year Postdoctoral Fellow with a specialty in data and/or computationally intensive social research to start in Fall 2019. Methodological areas of specialization relevant to the position include, but are not limited to, text analysis, computational statistics, and machine learning. The Director of the Center for Social Data Analytics, Professor Burt Monroe, will supervise the Fellow. The Fellow`s time allocation will be 40% individual/own research, 40% research on projects led by C-SoDA-affiliated faculty, and 20% service for C-SoDA. Service for C-SoDA will include, but not be limited to, managing graduate student researchers, assisting C-SoDA-affiliated researchers in using high performance computing resources on campus, and assisting with grant proposal preparation. PhD required or all requirements for the PhD must be completed by the appointment date. Penn State Fellows participate extensively in the intellectual life of the Center including opportunities to attend seminars and workshops, and present research results. Salary is competitive and additional money is available for travel and research. Submit cover letter explaining research and any administrative experience, a current CV, and samples of scholarly writing. Additionally, request three confidential letters of reference be sent directly to mlg4@psu.edu. Application review will begin on January 15th, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Apply through PSU jobs: https://psu.jobs/job/84876

Deadline: open until filled.

Post-doctoral position on urban mobility

last modified Jan 15, 2019 03:59 PM

We have a postdoc opening for a KTP project on "Data Science for smart bike sharing". The project is a collaboration between City, University of London and Beryl, an industry-leading organisation centred around urban cycling.

Through the analysis and modelling of new data on cycling behaviour, the Associate will help shape and run an ambitious programme aimed to better understand, and improve, mobility and cycling in urban areas.

The duration is 30 months and the salary is competitive. The deadline for application is January 20.

More info, and the application form, can be found here: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BPF914/data-scientist-knowledge-transfer-partnership-associate

Research Fellow - University of Greenwich, London, UK

last modified Jan 15, 2019 03:58 PM

Institute of Political Economy, Governance, Finance and Accountability (PEGFA)

The University of Greenwich is recruiting 14, independent early career Research Fellows to partner existing research groups, who will develop their academic careers with us. Successful candidates will be appointed for a period of three years starting ideally no later than 1 April 2019. Subject to satisfying performance criteria and budgetary constraints, it is anticipated that these Fellows will transition into academic posts at the end of the Fellowship period. The 14 Fellowships will be distributed over the four Faculties of the University. Each Fellow will be embedded in an established research area, and partnered with an academic lead within a broad research discipline.

Full details can be found here: https://jobs.gre.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=1907

Application deadline: 8 February 2019

MASAMB '30 years edition' - registration open

last modified Dec 16, 2018 03:34 PM

We are pleased to announce that registration has opened for the ‘30 years edition’ of the annual Workshop on Mathematical and Statistical Aspects of Molecular Biology (MASAMB) 2019.

Registration links and other information are available here:

https://www.ebi.ac.uk/about/events/2019/workshop-mathematical-and-statistical-aspects-molecular-biology

Conference: MASAMB 2019
Dates/times: 11.00 Thursday 25th April - 15.00 Friday 26th April 2019
Place: European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK
Accommodation: limited on-site accommodation will be assigned in order of registration

Future Internet 2018 Travel Awards

last modified Dec 16, 2018 03:32 PM

Future internet (Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Dino Giuli) is inviting applications for a Travel Award for a PhD student to attend a conference in 2018. The award will consist of 800 Swiss Francs. Future Internet is a partner journal of COMPLEX NETWORKS 2018.

Please send your applications to futureinternet@mdpi.com or adela.liao@mdpi.com by 20 December 2017(extended deadline).

The winner will be announced in January 2018.

More information at: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/futureinternet/awards/173/view