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LINKS Center summer workshop on social network analysis, June 4-8, 2018

last modified Apr 16, 2018 10:57 AM

The LINKS Center at the University of Kentucky is offering its annual 1-week summer workshop on social network analysis again this June 4-8, 2018 on the University of Kentucky campus.

The workshop features LINKS Center resident faculty Steve Borgatti, Dan Brass, Joe Ferrare, Eric Gladstone, Dan Halgin, Joe Labianca, Ajay Mehra, Andy Pilny and Scott Soltis, as well as guest instructors Filip Agneessens, Ron Burt, Alan Daly, Rich DeJordy, Jeff Johnson, David Krackhardt, Brea Perry, Scott Poole and Tom Valente. In addition, all of the sessions are assisted by a cadre of students and recent graduates in order to ensure that participants are able to obtain personalized attention. We encourage participants to bring their own data and work with our 20+ instructors and TAs to analyze the data.

Registration is now open and will be closing on May 15th. To sign up, visit  Students pay half-price.

NetSci 2018 schedule announced

last modified Apr 16, 2018 10:56 AM

The program for NetSci 2018 has now been announced and can be found online at:

3-year postdoctoral position in Network Medicine

last modified Apr 16, 2018 10:56 AM

The Section for Science of Complex Systems at Medical University of Vienna and Complexity Science Hub Vienna are looking for a Postdoc in network medicine.

More information here:

Several postdoctoral research positions in Statistical Neuroscience

last modified Apr 16, 2018 10:55 AM

POSITION: We seek several highly motivated postdoctoral research fellows for a collaborative team project building statistical tools for interpreting large scale neural recordings. The fellows will develop new methods and applications of probabilistic graphical models to infer statistical interactions amongst neurons and with their environment. The tools will be validated in neural network simulations, tested in physiological recordings, and made widely available to the neuroscience community for understanding data from next-generation experiments.

TEAM: Fellows will join principal investigators and theorists Krešimir Josić, Genevera Allen, Xaq Pitkow, Ankit Patel, and Robert Rosenbaum. The team will interact closely with experimentalists including co-investigator Andreas Tolias and several other labs interested in applying novel methods we develop. Fellows will also be members of the new Center for Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence housed at the Baylor College of Medicine and supported in part by the NSF NeuroNex program. The Center brings together interdisciplinary researchers from across Houston, including members from Baylor College of Medicine, Rice University, University of Houston, and University of Texas Health Sciences. Researchers at the Center contribute diverse expertise in fields including neuroscience, machine learning, statistics, physics, computer science, electrical engineering, and applied mathematics.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have outstanding mathematical skills, a PhD in a relevant quantitative discipline, and expertise in probabilistic graphical models or statistical machine learning.

APPLYING: Applicants should email a letter of research interests and CV to Camila Lopez (, along with contact information for three references.

NetMed18 symposium

last modified Mar 14, 2018 10:55 AM

We are pleased to announce that registration and call for abstracts for the Network Medicine (NetMed18) satellite symposium at the Network Science (NetSci18) meeting in Paris, France, is now open.

Network science is having a huge impact in various aspects of health-related research. This satellite will add a new dimension to the emerging field of network medicine, namely the improvement of precision medicine leveraging networks at all scales: from subcellular to organ-level, to comorbidities and hospital networks.

The NetMed18 satellite will take place on June 11, 2018. There will be a free student NetSci18 registration offered to the best abstract submitted.

Invited speakers include:
Luis Rocha, Indiana University and Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia
Nataša Pržulj, University College London
Benno Schwikowski, Institut Pasteur
Maria Rodriguez Martinez, IBM
Andrei Zinovyev, Institut Curie
Danielle Bassett, University of Pennsylvania

More information on NetMed18:

Abstract submission is open until March 31, 2018.

Network Neuroscience Satellite

last modified Mar 12, 2018 04:22 PM

We are delighted to announce our Network Neuroscience satellite to be held on Monday 11th June as part of NetSci 2018, Paris, France. We invite your participation, and kindly ask you to spread this call as widely as possible.

We are inviting contributions for a number of poster and oral presentations via Easychair. Please note that we have only a limited number of slots available for oral presentations, and encourage you to consider submitting your work as a poster.

Submit your abstract (1 page pdf, no more than 500 words) by March 23th; decisions will be communicated by April 6th.

Complex Networks 2018, Cambridge, UK, December 11-13, 2018

last modified Mar 12, 2018 04:21 PM

Cambridge, UK, December 11-13, 2018

The International Conference on Complex Networks and their Applications aims at bringing together researchers from different scientific communities working on areas related to complex networks.

Two types of contributions are welcome: theoretical developments arising from practical problems, and case studies where methodologies are applied. Both contributions are aimed at stimulating the interaction between theoreticians and practitioners.

You are cordially invited to submit your contribution until September 04, 2018.
Full papers (not previously published up to 12 pages) and Extended Abstracts (about published or unpublished research up to 3 pages) are welcome.

Turing Institute Data Study Groups

last modified Mar 12, 2018 04:19 PM

Data Study Group: Test your data science skills on real-world challenges
16-20 April 2018, The Alan Turing Institute, London

We invite data practitioners, senior PhDs, postdocs and other early career researchers to apply for our next Data Study Group taking place at the Turing Institute April 16 – 20 2018.

Fairness in algorithmic decision making (Accenture)
Monitoring online violence against high profile individuals (Amnesty International)
Understanding and predicting the development of vulnerable children for an international NGO (Plan International)
Machine learning for predicting and mitigating operational risk (provided by a global bank)
Improving models of customer behaviour and loyalty with fine scale customer usage data (provided by a broadcast media company)
Predicting speech and language recovery post-stroke (PLORAS project, UCL)

For more information, see:

Deadline for applications extended to Tuesday 20 March

Turing Institute- Become a Visiting Researcher

last modified Mar 12, 2018 04:17 PM

Leading data scientists from any country or discipline are invited to become visiting researchers at The Alan Turing Institute. Placements can be undertaken full- or part-time for a period of 8-24 weeks. The programme aims to generate collaborations, facilitate knowledge exchange and explore new or emerging research topics in data science.

For more information, see:
Deadline: 22 March 2018.

Turing-HSBC-ONS Data Science Awards 2018

last modified Mar 12, 2018 04:16 PM

Funding available: Awards of up to £150,000
Deadline for applications: Monday 9th April 2018

The economic data science research programme at The Alan Turing Institute (the Turing) invites proposals for research in economics and data science to improve understanding of how the economy works or contributes tools that can be used for that purpose. Awards of up to £150,000 are available for projects lasting 6-24 months.

The three research themes under which proposals are invited are as follows:
Theme 1: Economic activity over the business cycle
Theme 2: The changing nature of work
Theme 3: Machine learning for economic data

The deadline for applications is Monday 09 April 2018; funded projects must start before 01 October 2018.

For more information, see:

Researcher in Quantitative Science Studies, Leiden

last modified Mar 12, 2018 04:16 PM

A vacancy is available for a researcher in quantitative science studies at the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS), Leiden University. It offers the possibility to work with large scale citation networks and co-authorship networks from databases such as Web of Science and Scopus.

More information can be found at

Closing date: 16 March 2018

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Social and Epistemic Network Analysis, Edinburgh

last modified Mar 12, 2018 04:15 PM

At the University of Edinburgh, we are looking to recruit a social network researcher for an interdisciplinary study of teacher agency for change towards inclusive pedagogy. The post holder will be based in the School of Education and work with colleagues from Sociology and Data scientists. Familiarity with education setting will be an advantage, but we primarily seek to employ a candidate with strong methodological (mixed-method network analysis) skills from any social scientific background.

Please see the vacancy details at this link:

Deadline: 21st March


last modified Feb 07, 2018 09:28 PM

7-11 May 2018, IMT, Lucca, Italy

The workshop Complexity72h is an interdisciplinary event whose aim is to bring together young researchers from different fields of complex systems.

Inspired by the 72h Hours of Science, participants will form working groups aimed at carrying out a project in a three-day time, i.e. 72 hours. Each group's goal is to upload on the arXiv a report of their work by the end of the event.

We aim at having participants coming from different stages of their career: Master students, PhD students, and postdoc. We encourage Master and young PhD students to apply!

Application deadline: 02 Mar 2018

Australian Connectomics School

last modified Feb 07, 2018 09:24 PM

May 30 - June 1, 2018

Connectomics is a burgeoning field! Whether you're a psychologist interested in understanding the neural basis of cognition, or a neuroscientist seeking to understand brain network organization in health and disease, the Australian Connectomics School is for you! Studying brain networks requires proficiency in new computational tools and an understanding of concepts from graph theory and network science. This three-day school aims to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of these tools and concepts. Our objective is to equip you with practical skills to build, visualize and analyze brain networks.

Level: The school is designed for researchers and graduate students seeking to learn practical skills in connectomics and to acquire familiarity with processing pipelines and connectomic software.

Places are limited! Registration will close as soon as all places are filled. Places will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.

The Oxford Summer School in Economic Networks

last modified Feb 07, 2018 09:22 PM

June 25-29, 2018, Oxford, UK

The Oxford Summer School in Economic Networks will bring together students from a range of disciplines for a week to learn about the techniques, applications and impact of network theory in economics and development. We will have globally leading experts guide lectures and interactive workshops on topics such as social networks, games and learning, financial networks, economic complexity and urban systems.

We look forward to welcoming a large number of world renowned experts in economic networks and complexity science. Confirmed speakers for the 2018 edition include Prof Fernando Vega-Redondo, Prof Mihaela van der Schaar, Prof Doyne Farmer, Prof Pete Grindrod, Prof Renaud Lambiotte, Dr Elsa Arcaute and Dr Taha Yasseri.

To be considered for a place, please apply by March 15th, 2018

Call For Papers: Historical Network Research Conference 2018

last modified Feb 07, 2018 09:20 PM

Masaryk University, Brno, the Czech Republic, 10th September 2018 (pre-conference tutorials and workshops), 11th-13th September 2018 (conference)

Conference website:

The Historical Network Research group is pleased to announce its 5th annual conference. After the previous conferences that which took place in Hamburg in 2013, Ghent in 2014, Lisbon in 2015, and Turku in 2017, the 5th conference will be hosted by Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, on 10th-13th September 2018. The 5th Historical Network Research Conference seeks to foster historians’ awareness of the possibilities of network research and create opportunities for sharing cross- and multidisciplinary approaches to the networked past by bringing together historians, social scientists and computer scientists. The organizers welcome proposals for papers discussing any historical period and geographical area.

The deadline for submissions of abstracts is 31st March 2018.

Talk by Dr Naoki Masuda: "Energy landscape of multivariate time series data"

last modified Feb 07, 2018 09:19 PM

15th Feb, 2pm, FW11, Computer Laboratory, William Gates Building, Cambridge

I will introduce the so-called energy landscape analysis of multivariate time series data. In this analysis, one identifies the state of the system at each time point as the position of a “ball” constrained on an energy landscape inferred from data. A ball tends to go downhill on the energy landscape whereas it sometimes goes uphill to transit from one local minimum of the energy to another, possibly corresponding to major dynamical transitions. The method is based on the Ising model (also known as Boltzmann machine). The application of the method to neuroimaging and other data is illustrated. I will also pose technical challenges we are interested in addressing.

Dr Naoki Masuda's research interests include network science, mathematical biology and neuroscience (in particular, brain networks and social neuroscience).

IEEE Access- Advanced Big Data Analysis for Vehicular Social Networks

last modified Feb 07, 2018 09:17 PM

IEEE Access invites manuscript submissions in the area of Advanced Big Data Analysis for Vehicular Social Networks.

For more information, see:

Submission Deadline: 31 March 2018

PhD position in social networks in STEM education

last modified Feb 07, 2018 09:15 PM

The Networked Innovation Group at Swinburne University of Technology (Melbourne, Australia) currently have an opportunity for a PhD Scholarship commencing in 2018. Ideal candidates for this position will take on priority topics that are detailed below. Candidates are welcome to submit a project proposal for consideration in the key research area of social Networks in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.

Both domestic and international candidates are welcome to apply. For further information, please see the job posting and full position description here:

Applications close at 5pm, Wednesday 28th February 2018.


last modified Feb 07, 2018 09:14 PM

We invite applications for PhD to conduct research in “machine learning and graph computing for discovering biological mechanisms of cancer”. The PhD project is fully funded (Home/EU tuition fee and living expenses) by the University of Birmingham and the University of Melbourne. You will work with Dr Shan He (the University of Birmingham, School of Computer Science) and Professor Karin Verspoor (the University of Melbourne, School of Computing and Information Systems). The duration is 3.5 years and you will spend 12 months at Melbourne and the remainder of the time at Birmingham.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

For more information, please visit