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Postdoc position in complexity at Imperial College London

last modified Aug 07, 2012 04:01 PM

A three year post-doc position will be available at Imperial College London starting 1st October 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is part of the FP7 collaborative project CONGAS: (Dynamics and Coevolution in Multi Level Strategic Interaction Games) The work will relate to Models for the evolution of the system-level dynamics induced by the superposition of agents' strategies and interactions occurring at different scales. Topics covered will include mathematical models for intermittency, out of equilibrium characterisation and early detection of tipping points.

Official information will very soon be available online but any interested person can already now obtain more details from:

Professor Henrik Jeldtoft Jensen
Department of Mathematics and Leader of the Complexity & Networks Group
Imperial College London

Please include an updated CV and a brief statement concerning research interests and experience.

CONGAS Abstract Many real world systems possess a rich multi-level structure and exhibit complex dynamics that are the result of a web of interwoven interactions among elements with autonomous decision-making capabilities. CONGAS will develop new mathematical models and tools, rooted in game theory, for the analysis, prediction and control of dynamical processes in such complex systems.

CONGAS will provide a coherent theoretical framework for understanding the emergence of structure and patterns in complex systems, accounting for interactions spanning various scales in time and space, and acting at different structural and aggregation levels. This framework will be built around game theoretical concepts, in particular evolutionary and multi-resolution games, and will include also techniques drawn from graph theory, statistical mechanics, control and optimization theory. Specific attention will be devoted to systems that are prone to intermittency and catastrophic events due to the effect of collective dynamics.

The theory developed in the project will be validated by considering three use cases, one on the growth of the Internet, one on business ecosystems and one on viral marketing dynamics in Internet marketplaces.

The CONGAS Consortium comprises seven universities and research institution and includes leading scientists in game theory, evolutionary games, complex systems science, network science and data-driven analysis of socio-technical systems.