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Postdoc positions at ICTP

last modified Jun 20, 2018 07:47 PM

ICTP's Quantitative Life Sciences (QLS) section seeks applications for postdoctoral positions starting Fall 2018 from outstanding young scientists of any nationality with a strong research record. ICTP is a UNESCO Category 1 research institute supporting science and education in the developing world. ICTP promotes worldwide initiatives for the career development of women in science.

Candidates should have a background in physics, quantitative biology and/or related disciplines, and be able to carry out active, independent and multidisciplinary research in one or more of the following areas:

- Statistical physics: stochastic thermodynamics; active matter; machine learning; stochastic processes for physics or finance.

- Quantitative biology: mesoscopic physics in biology; chemical reaction networks; neuroscience; information theory of biological systems; decision-making.

Candidates with expertise in theory-experiment collaborations are especially encouraged to apply.

Application deadline: July 1, 2018.
For more information, see: https://www.ictp.it/about-ictp/media-centre/news/2018/5/qls-postdocs-call.aspx#close

Lectureship - University of Greenwich, London

last modified May 22, 2018 02:36 PM

This is a great opportunity for an early career academic with social network analytic skills to join a large, vibrant research group focused on business applications of SNA.

As part of our on-going development strategy, the University of Greenwich Faculty of Business is seeking a Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in International Business. The Business Faculty, based in the Old Royal Naval College at Greenwich – a UNESCO World Heritage site – has a strong commitment to diversity and internationalism and this is reflected in our staff and student profiles.

The Department of International Business and Economics has a portfolio of Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes in these fields. The Department hosts three major research groups: the Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC), the Centre for Business Network Analysis (CBNA) and the Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU). A successful applicant would form part of a research group, contributing to the group’s REF submission and overall research activity.

The position offers opportunities for research and teaching at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels and enables an ambitious candidate to play an important role in the shaping of the future development of the department’s approach to its curriculum design. Applicants need to be confident in developing inspiring course materials and learning activities within a blended learning environment and providing excellent student care.

For more info, see: https://jobs.gre.ac.uk/vacancy.aspx?ref=1697-E
Deadline: Sunday 27 May 2018

Postdoctoral position at Indiana University, Critical Processes in Networks of Networks

last modified May 22, 2018 02:35 PM

The Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (cnets.indiana.edu) at Indiana University, Bloomington has one open postdoctoral position to study critical processes in networks of networks. The appointment starts in August 2018 for one year and is renewable for another year, subject to funding and performance. The salary is competitive and benefits are generous.

The postdoc will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary team that includes computer, physical, and cognitive scientists. The postdoc will work with Prof. Filippo Radicchi.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Physics or Applied Mathematics, a strong background in analysis and modeling of complex systems and networks, and solid programming skills necessary to handle big data and develop large scale simulations.

Interested applicants should upload a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three professional references at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/5833. Questions may be sent by email to Filippo Radicchi. For best consideration, apply by June 1, 2018.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

PhD Studentship - Dynamics of complex networks at Aston University, Birmingham, UK

last modified May 22, 2018 02:33 PM

Applications are invited for a three-year Postgraduate studentship, supported by the School of Engineering and Applied Science, to be undertaken within the System Analytics Research Group (SARI) at Aston University.
The position is available to start in October 2018, alternative starting dates in January, April or July 2019 can be negotiated.

More information at: https://jobs.aston.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=R180190
Deadline for applications: 15th June 2018

PhD in Complex Systems and Data Science at The Vermont Complex Systems Center

last modified May 22, 2018 02:32 PM

The Vermont Complex Systems Center is starting a PhD program in Complex Systems and Data Science in the fall 2018.  Applications are open.

More information at: http://vermontcomplexsystems.org/education/phd/

PhD position at ETH Zürich; statistical models for relational event data

last modified May 22, 2018 02:31 PM

The Social Networks Lab at ETH Zürich is offering a three-year fully funded PhD position studying «statistical models for relational event data», starting September 2018. Researchers within the Social Networks Lab investigate the structure and dynamics of social networks by combining research approaches from the social sciences, statistics, and computer science with the aim of contributing to the social science literature. The project is embedded in my research group and will be co-supervised by Dr. Viviana Amati.

The PhD project will develop new statistical models for relational event data (time-stamped data of interpersonal interaction or individual behavior) and will demonstrate how those can be used to study traditional social science research questions on a larger scale. The models will be implemented in a scientific software package. The successful candidate will develop the detailed scope of the project within the first year of the PhD in collaboration with a team of supervisors and collaborators.

The deadline for applications is 30 May.

For more information about the call and an application link please visit www.sn.ethz.ch/the-group/open-positions

PhD offer in Maths and Network Science in Trento, Italy

last modified May 22, 2018 02:30 PM

The Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) (https://www.fbk.eu/en), in cooperaton with the Department of Mathematcs at the University of Trento, as well as the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science Berlin (MPIWG) (https://www.mpiwg-pberlin.mpg.de) announce a grant for a fully funded PhD scholarship on Data Science with topic: "Network Models for Historical Research: A Multilayer Approach". The official call will be in June 2018. The candidate is expected to enroll at the University of Trento by November-December 2018.

Contacts:
Manlio de Domenico at the FBK (mdedomenico@fbk.eu)
Matteo Valleriani at the MPIWG (valleriani@mpiwg-pberlin.mpg.de)

MSc Network Science at Queen Mary University of London

last modified May 22, 2018 02:29 PM

Applications are still open for the sixth edition of the Master in "Network Science" offered by the School of Mathematical Sciences at Queen Mary University of London. This unique post-graduate programme aims at providing students and professionals with a rigorous training in the mathematical concepts and computational techniques underlying the analysis and modelling of complex networks and networked systems. The programme is open to motivated students with a bachelor-level background in mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, social sciences, and with a marked interest for the theory and applications of complex networks.

The students will have the opportunity to study in a dynamic and stimulating research environment, and to collaborate with the industrial partners of the Master.

Full details about the structure of the programme and the application process are available at: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/coursefinder/courses/143463.html

All applications submitted by June 14th 2018 will be considered for the award of a number of scholarships.

IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA'2018)

last modified May 22, 2018 02:26 PM

1-4 October 2018, Turin, Italy

The IEEE International Conference on Data Science and Advanced Analytics (DSAA) aims to be the flagship annual meeting spanning the interdisciplinary field of Data Science. DSAA focuses on the science of data science, as well as the implications of the science for applications to industry, government, and society. From the science side, DSAA spans all of the component fields of data science, including statistics, probabilistic and mathematical modeling, machine learning, data mining and knowledge discovery, complexity science, network science, business analytics, data management, infrastructure and storage, retrieval and search, security, privacy and ethics. From the applications side, DSAA aims both to show researchers important problems and issues that are revealed by real applications, and to show practitioners and users how the science can be applied to realize value. DSAA is intended to reflect the interdisciplinary nature of data science and analytics, as an alternative to the highly specialized disciplinary conferences.

4 Keynote Speakers already confirmed:
        - Christopher Bishop (Microsoft Research)
        - Francesca Dominici (Harvard University)
        - Deirdre Mulligan (UC Berkeley)
        - Alessandro Vespignani (Northeastern University)

For more information, including calls for papers, see: https://dsaa2018.isi.it/
Paper submission deadline: 25 May 2018

BEHAVE Summer School on Agent-Based Modelling for Social Scientists

last modified May 22, 2018 02:25 PM

Brescia, Italy, Sept 3-7 2018

Jointly organised by the ESLS PhD Programme in Economic Sociology and Labour Studies, the BEHAVE Lab (University of Milan) and the GECS - Research Group on Experimental and Computational Sociology (University of Brescia), this training school aims to introduce students to NetLogo, the most popular platform to build Agent-Based Models (ABM), by using modelling examples from social science research. Students will be provided with the theoretical background on the use of ABM in social science research and will learn how to develop an ABM from scratch. The examples will be on social impact, culture dynamics and social network effects on individual beliefs. Individual activities and exercise will be combined with group activities. No prerequisite on computing is needed. Students are expected to join the training with their own laptop. Students are also encouraged to develop a customized project starting from a personal research idea: bring your own model or data if you would like to work on it!

Fees include fully-lodged accommodation, luncheons, local transportation, social events and a special evening "beer-cart" time: at the end of each day, a brief informal talk by experts on ABM-related innovative issues (e.g., how to publish ABM in scholarly journals, including model documentation and sharing, exploring the map of institutes and centers worldwide to approach for collaboration and projects) with drinks and food!

See the faculty and the programme here: https://sites.google.com/view/abm-school/

Deadline for applications: 30th June 2018

SNAMS-2018

last modified May 22, 2018 01:53 PM
The Fifth International Conference on Social Networks Analysis, Management and Security

Valencia, Spain. October 15-18, 2018
http://emergingtechnet.org/SNAMS2018/
Now open for submissions, submission deadline: 10 June 2018

NetSci 2018- Society of Young Network Scientists Pre-Conference Event

last modified May 22, 2018 01:52 PM
Sunday, 10 June, 2018, Paris
During the afternoon on Sunday before the International School and Conference of Network Science, NetSci 2018 and SYNS will be hosting a pre-conference event for PhD students and young postdocs. The goal is to offer a relaxing yet stimulating afternoon activity for students who will be flying into Paris before the conference and are looking for a place to go. It will take place at the Institut des Systèmes Complexes de Paris Île-de-France, starting at 13:00 on Sunday, 10 June, in ISC-PIF Room 1.1 / ISC-PIF Room 1.2.
Space is limited, so apply today!

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsjB_VPqVk4t6rq4mWs7eLTVI5V7PcjzZjm7AEK_nprW3vZw/viewform
Note: in order to attend this event, you must already be registered to NetSci 2018.

CSS 2018 Satellite: CollAB2018

last modified May 22, 2018 01:48 PM
Collective Animal Behavior: Analyses and models of animal movement and interaction

Satellite of CCS 2018 / September 27, 2018 / Thessaloniki, Greece
The meeting will be an occasion to identify open questions and new challenges in the field, shortening the path from theory to application. The meeting aims at covering the following topics (but not restricted to):
-Are there commonalities in animal social networks across species?
-Do social animal networks depend on species sociability?
-Classes of social networks. proximity, mating, leadership, predator-prey
-Roles, personality, traits and network position
-Social brain hypothesis is reflected in the animal social networks available
-Opportunities for modeling beyond flocks
-Culture transmission in animal collectives
For more info, see: collab2018.weebly.com

Abstract submission deadline: June 15, 2018

International School on Informatics and Dynamics in Complex Networks

last modified Apr 16, 2018 11:07 AM

October 15-19, 2018, University of Catania

The school is organized by the Department of Electrical Electronics and Computer Science of the University of Catania and the Cometa Consortium, with the technical sponsorship of SICC. It consists of a series of lectures given by leading scientists in the field, aiming at providing a comprehensive treatment from background material to advanced results. The school is specially directed to PhD students and young researchers interested to the diverse aspects of the theory and applications of complex networks in science and engineering. Slots for presentations by the participants are also scheduled with an award to the best presentation. The school aims at encouraging cross-disciplinary discussions between participants and speakers and start new joint researches. Topics of the school are: structure of networks, multilayer networks, brain networks, dynamics of networks, financial networks, applications.

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Mauricio Barahona, Imperial College London
Mario Chavez, CNRS Paris
Manlio De Domenico, FBK Trento
Ernesto Estrada, Univ. of Strathclyde Glasgow
Vito Latora, Queen Mary University of London
Rosario N. Mantegna, Univ. of Palermo

For more information and applications, please visit:

http://isidcn.dieei.unict.it/

BigScholar 2018

last modified Apr 16, 2018 11:04 AM

The 5th Workshop on Big Scholarly Data

A workshop of KDD 2018 (The 24rd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining)
London, United Kingdom, 19 - 23 August, 2018

Following the success of the previous four editions, the BigScholar 2018 workshop aims at bringing together academics and practitioners from diverse fields to share ideas and experience with management, analysis, mining, and applications of big scholarly data. The goal is to contribute to the birth of a community having a shared interest around big scholarly data and exploring it using knowledge discovery, data science and analytics, network science, and other appropriate technologies. The workshop will be a full-day workshop. The format of the workshop will include 4-5 invited talks (including keynotes), research and position paper presentations, and one discussion panel (TBD). The workshop will be held on 20 August 2018 in London, UK, in conjunction with the 24rd ACM SIGKDD Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD 2018).

Submissions due: May 15, 2018
For more information, see: http://thealphalab.org/bigscholar/

NetSci 2018- Arts, Culture and Technology satellite

last modified Apr 16, 2018 11:03 AM

A call for contributions is now open for the Arts, Culture, and Technology Satellite session at the NetSci2018 conference in Paris, France. The aim of the satellite is to provide a forum for researchers working on the interfaces of Network Science, Arts, Culture, and Technology to introduce their work to the community through short presentations or actions that push the mutual boundaries of these fields, both critically and creatively, and to nurture discussion. We are particularly interested in contributions that highlight exciting results, ongoing work, and the crucial challenges faced by the field.

The satellite will take place in the afternoon of Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 at the Ray Charles Room of L'Ecole de Musique Chateauform' Republique in Paris.

The deadline for submissions is May 6th, 2018. To propose a contribution, please send:
1. A three-word title
2. A 240-character abstract
3. A single relevant image (2000 x 2000 pixel max)

by e-mail to netsci-act@googlegroups.com with the subject line "[NetSci-ACT contribution] Firstname Lastname". Accepted contributors will be given 7 minutes, like all other contributed or invited speakers, and the organisers.

Please find more information at https://www.netsci-act.info

If you wish to attend the ACT satellite (regardless of whether you submit a proposed contribution or not), please send an email with the subject line "[NetSci-ACT attendant] Firstname Lastname" to netsci-act@googlegroups.com  by May 27th, 2018.

The ACT@NetSci2018 co-organisers,
Yong-Yeol Ahn, Sebastian Ahnert, Juyong Park, and Maximilian Schich
netsci-act@googlegroups.com

COMPlexity in ENGineering 2018

last modified Apr 16, 2018 11:02 AM

We are pleased to announce the 2018 IEEE Workshop on Complexity in Engineering (COMPENG) which will take place on October 10-12, 2018 in Florence - Italy.

COMPENG 2018 will focus on the latest developments in complexity science and their application in an engineering perspective. Authors are encouraged to submit abstract or papers on their research considering, but not being limited to, the following topics:

-   Agent-based systems
-   Big Data and data-driven systems
-   Bio-physics, stochastic processes and noise
-   Complex Networks
-   Critical Infrastructures, transportation systems, realtime management
-   Dynamics in Memristor circuits
-   Machine Learning
-   Laser dynamics and optoelectronic systems
-   Plasma control and nuclear fusion
-   Control in sensor and actuator networks
-   Smart grids

Deadline for Abstract/Paper Submissions: May 31 2018

For more information, please visit: http://compeng2018.ieeesezioneitalia.it/

InSpire - New Insights on Complex Neural Dynamics

last modified Apr 16, 2018 11:01 AM

InSpire - New Insights on Complex Neural Dynamics to be held on June, 6th-8th, 2018, at Institut d'Etudes Avancés - Maison Internationale de la Recherche at Neuville-sur-Oise  (30 minutes from Paris with public transportations)

The workshop will take place just before NetSci 2018 and it will represent an opportunity to bring together views from experimental and computational neuroscientists as well as experts in the dynamics of complex systems. A common aim is to improve the knowledge of the mechanisms underlying neural activity in the brain.

For more information, see: https://inspire2018parisseine.wordpress.com/about/

Enrico Fermi School on "Computational Social Science and Complex Systems"

last modified Apr 16, 2018 11:00 AM

This year the Enrico Fermi Schools host the International School on Computational Social Science and Complex Systems. Varenna (LC), Italy, 16-21 July 2018.

https://sites.google.com/view/varennacs2018/
https://www.sif.it/attivita/scuola_fermi/mmxviii#203

The Enrico Fermi Schools are a highly prestigious series of summer schools of the Italian Physical Society with a tradition of more than 60 years and with many Nobel laureates as lecturers (https://www.sif.it/attivita/scuola_fermi/). The International Schools devote special care in planning the program and produces proceedings of the school that have become classics.
Recently an increasing number of interdisciplinary topics have been selected and our school fits into this trend. Our school will consider complex systems of social and economic origin by teaching and discussing concepts and topics of computational social science and econophysics. These are fields, where physicists, computer scientists, mathematicians, sociologists and economists join efforts to understand the laws governing the complex system of human interactions.

Deadline for application: 24 April 2018

Workshop on Statistical Network Science, London

last modified Apr 16, 2018 10:58 AM

07 Jun 2018, 10:00 - 17:00
Hamilton Centre - Brunel University London

A free workshop on statistical network science. For more information and to register, see: https://www.brunel.ac.uk/mathematics/news-and-events/events/fors/Workshop-on-Statistical-Network-Science#