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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:
https://connectomelab.github.io/changingconnectomes/

A list of places to buy the book can be found at: https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/changing-connectomes

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: https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form
Closing date: 21st September 2020

Lindemann Trust Fellowships 2021

last modified Sep 09, 2020 11:12 AM

Research Fellowship to the US for post-doctoral scientists
$50,000 per year, with a £1000 travel grant

We are pleased to announce that we will be opening for applications for the Lindemann Trust Fellowships in early October 2020. The Lindemann Trust, in partnership with the English-Speaking Union, offers up to four 2-year fellowships, each worth $50,000 a year for post-doctoral scientists to carry out research in the USA.

The Lindemann Trust Fellowships are designed as an early post-doctoral opportunity, and are awarded to graduates of exceptional promise in both the pure and applied physical sciences who have shown capacity for producing original research. 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

For more information, visit www.esu.org/lindemann

3 year postdoc in Oxford- Sociology

last modified Sep 09, 2020 11:12 AM

We are hiring a 3 year postdoc at the Department of Sociology and the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science Oxford to work on a project that applies network concepts and methods to the study of social mobility. The post holder will also have time to develop own research interests and will work in a stimulating and exciting environment.

Application deadline is end of September.
For more information, see: bit.ly/3iEwfS3

Postdoc with Science Background to Analyze Complex Network Trajectories

last modified Sep 09, 2020 11:11 AM

Copenhagen Business School invites applications for 1 Postdoc Position with a background in Computer Science, Network Science, Physics, Computational Social Science or related fields at the Department of Organization. Expected starting date is January 1 2021.

For more information, see: https://www.cbs.dk/cbs/jobs-paa-cbs/ledige-stillinger/postdoc-with-science-background-to-analyze-complex-network-trajectories

Closing date September 15, 2020

PhD position in spectral analysis of networks

last modified Sep 09, 2020 11:10 AM

The Mathematical Institute at Utrecht University invites applications for a doctoral student. The position is fully funded for 4 years, with a preferable start by the end of 2020.

You will conduct research under the daily supervision of Dr Ivan Kryven in spectral properties of several models of random graphs and use these results to develop analytical methods and algorithms for analysis of stability and long-time behaviour of random dynamical systems. You will also be encouraged to engage in activities at the Centre for Complex Systems Studies wherein your results will be applied to improve predictive power of existing ecological and Earth-system models.

For more information, see: https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs/phd-position-in-spectral-analysis-of-networks-10-fte

The application deadline is 14 September 2020.

SICC online talks on complexity

last modified Sep 09, 2020 11:09 AM

The Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity (SICC) is proud to introduce the SICC Talks on Complexity a series of online lectures on hot topics on complexity at large.

Each seminar will be given by two prominent scholars and followed by a short debate and Q&A session. Upon free registration, participants will receive instructions on how to connect to attend the lecture.

Each year, the Italian Society for Chaos and Complexity organizes the SICC International Tutorial Workshop TOPICS IN NONLINEAR DYNAMICS, an event where PhD students, young researchers and leading speakers coming from diverse disciplines meet each other to spend a week talking about science, engineering and complexity. As this year we cannot meet in presence, the 15th edition of the yearly SICC workshop will take the form of a series of online lectures.

List of speakers:
I. Couzin, R. D’Souza, T. Eliassi-Rad, N. Leonard, H. Osinga, A. Shilnikov, J. C. Sprott, I. Susho

All seminars will be held in the period September-October 2020.

The detailed program and registration link can be found at http://www.sicc-it.org/CompTalks.

Complex Networks 2020

last modified Sep 09, 2020 11:07 AM

Ninth International Conference on Complex Networks & Their Applications
Madrid, Spain December 1- 3, 2020 (Now taking place online due to COVID-19)
http://www.complexnetworks.org

The submission deadline has been extended to 13th September 2020 (firm deadline)

CSAR PhD student award

last modified Sep 09, 2020 11:07 AM

The Cambridge Society for the Application of Research is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications from PhD students at the University of Cambridge for the 2021 CSAR Student Award programme.

The application link for the 2021 CSAR Student Award programme is available at:
https://goo.gl/mR48Ek

Submission deadline: 23:59 10th January 2021

2020 Australian Social Network Analysis Conference

last modified Sep 09, 2020 11:05 AM

The 2020 Australian Social Network Analysis Conference will be entirely on-line, with reduced fees.

See new details on conference website: https://www.ansna.org.au/asnac2020-about

Deadline for abstracts: 15th September 2020

C2D3 Virtual Symposium 2020

last modified Sep 09, 2020 11:05 AM

Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 10.30am to 3.20pm
Location: Online
https://www.c2d3.cam.ac.uk/events/c2d3-virtual-symposium-2020

An online showcase of exciting research from across the University alongside guest talks from industry and independent organisations. The C2D3 Virtual Symposium 2020 Research Rendezvous seeks to spark new research questions, create new collaborations and connect distant parts of the data science community at the University and beyond. Our audience will be diverse with delegates from across academia, industry, independent organisations, local councils. We are excited to hear talks from our Academic Keynote Speaker Professor Mihaela van der Schaar (University of Cambridge) and our Guest Keynote Speaker Dr Orlando Machado (Aviva). All of the talks will be presented at an accessible level and interesting for all data science abilities; each talk will be accompanied with live meet the speaker Q&A sessions. For Early Career Researchers there will be an e-poster competition and a chance to showcase your research. Everyone is welcome to join us.

We welcome e-poster submission from any early career researcher whether internal or external to the University. Registration will close at 17:00 on Monday 12th October.

Graphia network analysis platform

last modified Sep 09, 2020 11:04 AM

We have been asked to share with you a link to the Graphia platform, which is a powerful open source visual analytics application developed to aid the interpretation of large and complex datasets.

You can learn more about the platform in a recent pre-print posted to bioRxiv: https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.09.02.279349v1

Wellcome Virtual Course- Computational Systems Biology

last modified Sep 08, 2020 04:43 PM

07 - 11 December 2020

https://coursesandconferences.wellcomegenomecampus.org/our-events/computational-systems-biology-2020/

This exciting new course will focus on applied, functional analysis and interpretation of disease data using computational modelling tools.

The week-long programme will cover both static (networks) and executable (models) representations of disease mechanisms with a focus on discrete computational modelling concerning complex human diseases such as Cancer (and pre-cancer), Rheumatoid Arthritis, Parkinson’s’ and others.

Target audience:
This course is aimed at PhD students, postdocs and clinicians/healthcare professionals who are interested in using systems biology approaches and discrete computational modelling to tackle biological and biomedical problems concerning human disease.

Application and bursary deadline: 1st October 2020

New Journal- JPhys Complexity

last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:47 PM

The first issue of JPhys Complexity has been published. You can read the first issue here, including an editorial from Editor-In-Chief Prof Ginestra Bianconi: ow.ly/DGq850zTJCE

Applied Network Science Special Issue on EPIDEMICS DYNAMICS & CONTROL ON NETWORKS

last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:46 PM

Networks are ubiquitous in natural, technological and social systems. They offer a fertile framework for understanding and controlling the diffusion of ideas, rumors, and infectious diseases of plants, animals and humans. Despite recent advances, many challenging scientific questions remains about the correct tools and their practical role in epidemics dynamics and effective strategies supporting public health decision making. The goal of this special issue is to offer a platform to the interdisciplinary community of scientists working on the diffusion process on networks and its plethora of applications. We hope for a broad range of topics to be covered, across theory, methodology, and application to empirical data with a special emphasis on epidemic spreading.

Deadline for expression of interest and abstract submission: July 10, 2020

For more information, see: https://www.insna.org/events/call-for-abstracts-applied-network-science-special-issue

Tools, Practices and Systems at The Alan Turing Institute

last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:45 PM


Data science and AI are becoming ever more prevalent in the UK with common needs and challenges arising. Solving these challenges requires novel tools, practices and systems which can unlock advances across the wider sector and accelerate innovation.

The new 'Tools, practices and systems' (TPS) programme at the Turing represents a cross-cutting set of initiatives which seek to build open source infrastructure that is accessible to all, and to empower a global, decentralised network of people who connect data with domain experts.

The programme has a monthly mailing list and regular seminars. For more information and to sign up, see: https://www.turing.ac.uk/research/research-programmes/tools-practices-and-systems

Network Epidemiology- COVID tutorials and seminars

last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:44 PM

Understanding and Exploring Network Epidemiology in the Time of Coronavirus (Net-COVID) was a special online workshop series presented by the University of Maryland’s COMBINE program in Network Biology in partnership with the University of Vermont’s Complex Systems Center.

Videos of our Tutorials & Seminars and our  Discussion/ Working Group Series are available for those who couldn't join our live sessions in April 2020 at: https://sites.google.com/umd.edu/net-covid/home?authuser=0

Informal live discussion on human mobility and COVID-19 in the UK

last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:44 PM

Join Ronaldo Menezes, Hugo Barbosa, Federico Botta and Riccardo Di Clemente for a live discussion regarding COVID-19 and human mobility at 4pm, Friday 12th June 2020 (UK time).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMLsLJQ8G2Y

PhD position in complex networks at Queen Mary University London

last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:43 PM

A fully funded PhD place in complex networks is available at Queen Mary University of London from September 2020. This is fully funded for 3.5 years and open to all UK or EU students. The topic is equality and social mobility in complex networks and the place is sponsored by Moogsoft. The closing date is 15th July. Please contact Richard Clegg r.clegg@qmul.ac.uk for further information.

https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/phd-studentship-on-complex-networks/?p120884

Funded PhD Position in computer science - LIA (Avignon, France)

last modified Jun 11, 2020 06:42 PM

The LIA (Laboratoire Informatique d'Avignon - Avignon University Computer Science Lab) is opening a PhD position on the topic of Complex Graph Analysis for the Detection of Corruption in Public Procurements.

This PhD is funded by the DeCoMaP ANR project (ANR-19-CE38-0004) for 3 years, starting September/October 2020.

Applicants must hold a Master's degree (or an equivalent degree) in computer science, should have a good command of English (French not compulsory), and be motivated to work on an interdisciplinary project mixing computer science, economy and law.

All the details, including the documents constituting the application file, are outlined in the attached PDF, which is also available on the laboratory website:
https://lia.univ-avignon.fr/wp-content/uploads/sites/40/2020/04/PhD_position_DeCoMaP.pdf