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MoN11: Eleventh Mathematics of Networks meeting – University of Warwick

last modified Jun 10, 2012 04:27 PM

The Eleventh Mathematics of Networks meeting will be held on Friday 20th July 2012 at the University of Warwick. The theme of the meeting will be “Complex Networks”.

For further information, please visit: http://www.monmeetings.org/meeting11/

Free Coursera courses on Networks

last modified Jun 10, 2012 04:22 PM

Coursera "offers courses from top universities, for free." Coursera courses related to networks include:

Probabilistic Graphical Models.
A 10 weeks course, approximately 10 hours a week (including a coding component).
https://www.coursera.org/course/pgm

Networks: Friends, Money, and Bytes
https://www.coursera.org/course/friendsmoneybytes

Networked life
https://www.coursera.org/course/networks

Social Network Analysis
https://www.coursera.org/course/sna

Two postdoctoral positions at the Physics department of the University of Aveiro: Deadline - 14 June 2012.

last modified Jun 10, 2012 04:08 PM

Research interests are in the field of:

(i) the statistical physics of complex networks and its applications and

(ii) theoretical neuroscience (collective dynamics of neural networks)

The candidates should be proactive researchers with a good record in statistical physics, theoretical or computational condensed matter physics or theoretical neuroscience.

For the neuroscience position, applicants should have experience in simulations. They should be ready to pass an interview to show their knowledge in mathematics and statistical physics. In the application, the candidates should indicate what kind of research they can do, namely, theoretical or computational.

The candidate should also have a really good command of the English language. The candidate should have a recent (less than five years) Ph.D. degree [or should prove that the Ph.D. degree will be received before August 2012]. The selected application will be asked to obtain approval from the Ministry of science, FCT, in the autumn of 2012.

This is a 1-year position with prolongations up to 3 years. Salary is 1495 Euros.

To apply, please send to the following persons - Sergey Dorogovtsev sdorogov (at) ua.pt and José Fernando Mendes jfmendes(at) ua.pt - the set of documents by the 14th of June:

(1) curriculum vitae and a brief letter of introduction,

(2) the list of publications (Please indicate your contribution to each of your papers),

(3) a brief description of work which you would like to do,

(4) indicate the address of your home page if it exists, and

(5) (only upon request) arrange reference letters directly e-mailed by referees.

Postdoc positions in Complex Networks at the University of Louvain (Belgium)

last modified Jun 10, 2012 04:01 PM

There are several postdoc positions available in the “Large Graphs and Networks” group of the University of Louvain (http://www.inma.ucl.ac.be/networks/). Positions are available immediately but selected postdocs can start at a later date. The group offers a dynamic and active research environment with a regular seminar program, an active visitor program and many international collaborations. The University of Louvain is the oldest and largest French-speaking university in Belgium. It is located in Louvain-la-Neuve, a pedestrian town at 30’ from Brussels, from which Paris is at 1h20 and London at 2h00 by train.

For more information, please contact Vincent Blondel (Vincent.blondel@uclouvain.be). http://perso.uclouvain.be/vincent.blondel/

Tea Time Complex Networks (UCL-China Forum), 1st June 2012, 2-4pm

last modified May 23, 2012 10:31 AM

Three talks on Complex Networks will take place at UCL on Friday 1st June 2012; 2-4pm:

Title: Pinned-based Flocking Control of Complex Dynamical Networks


  • Speaker: Bing-Hong Wang (University of Science and Technology of China)

Title: Study of New Routing Strategy for Complex Networks


Title: Community structure and bridgeness in information networks

 

For more information, visit: http://complexnetworks.cs.ucl.ac.uk/events/

    Five Postdoc Position - advertised soon

    last modified May 23, 2012 10:24 AM

    Five postdoc positions to study the theory and applications of multiplex networks will soon be formally advertized.

    The positions are for 3 years and will be with the following five investigators:

    • Alex Arenas
    • Marc Barthelemy
    • James Gleeson
    • Yamir Moreno
    • Mason Porter

    CNDay 2012

    last modified May 23, 2012 10:20 AM

    Many thanks to those of you who attended the first Cambridge Networks Day (CNDay 2012) organized by CNN. The meeting brought together 150 academics who share an interest in complex networks and work in a wide range of disciplines.

    We are happy to announce that all speakers have made their slides available. These slides, some photos of the event, the demographics of our participants and other details can be found on the 'Cambridge Networks Day' tab on this site.

    Aalto Complex Networks Factory, 4th to 8th June 2012

    last modified Apr 15, 2012 11:00 PM

    We are pleased to announce the Aalto Complex Networks Factory, combining 3 days of summer school with 2 days reserved for a workshop and presentations. The Factory will take place in Porvoo, near Helsinki, between 4th and 8th June, 2012, in the Sannäs countryside manor (http://www.sannaskartano.fi/index_eng.html).

    The Factory is targeted at graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, who already have some experience in network science. The first three days of the Factory are devoted to a summer school, with Esteban Moro, Alain Barrat, Janos Kertész, Vito Latora as lecturers. The workshop's speakers are Vincent Blondel, Claudio Castellano, Renaud Lambiotte, Fredrik Liljeros, Josè F. Mendes, Martin Rosvall, Mariangeles Serrano. There are some slots reserved for presentations by the school participants. Accommodation and meals at the Sannäs manor will be provided. There will be a bus transportation from Helsinki's airport on Monday morning, and for transportation back on Saturday morning.

    There is space for up to 25 participants. Travel and accommodation will be funded through the Nordic Network of Network Scientists for the Nordic participants, and through the Aalto Science Institute for the rest. If you wish to participate, please send an email to santo.fortunato@aalto.fi or jari.saramaki@aalto.fi as soon as possible. In the email please attach your updated CV, including a list of publications.

    Research Fellowship positions in Bath

    last modified Apr 15, 2012 10:58 PM

    The University of Bath is advertising for three prize fellowships in maths. The initial appointment will be to a fixed-term Research Fellow post with the expectation of transfer to a permanent lectureship at the end of year two.

    The areas are:

    • Mathematics of Inverse Problems
    • Networks, Dynamics and Collective Behaviour
    • Spatial and Spatio-temporal Statistics

     

    The posts are described on http://www.bath.ac.uk/science/prize-fellows/math-sci/ but applicants will need to apply via http://www.bath.ac.uk/jobs/Vacancy.aspx?ref=JK1001

    Tenured faculty positions - IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca

    last modified Mar 05, 2012 04:28 PM

    Dear colleague,

    IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca (www.imtlucca.it) is currently accepting expressions of interest for tenured faculty positions as described below:

    Computer Science and Engineering, Large Scale Data Mining, Graph Theory, Mathematical Statistics, Machine Learning We will consider highly qualified candidates with a strong theoretical background in computer science, physics, statistics, information science, engineering, or mathematics, with an orientation towards research on processing huge amounts of complex data in the analysis of technical, socio economic or biological systems.

    Candidates must have an excellent record of high-impact international publications. They should have demonstrated remarkable ability in leading research groups, as well as experience in conducting/coordinating international projects.

    Preference will be given to candidates performing research at the intersection between algorithms, theory and applications, and who are active in one or more of the following fields: analysis and modeling of massive data structures; graph theory and random structures; analysis and modeling of complex networks; machine learning; data mining; parallel and distributed computation.

    You can submit your confidential expression of interest via our online form (http://www.imtlucca.it/faculty/positions/professors_positions/2012/application.php).

    The deadline is May 15th 2012.

    Visit the Institute on YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4gE-_2RrB8).

    Best regards,

    IMT Scouting

    Research, Planning and Organization Office

     

    IMT Institute for Advanced Studies

    Piazza S.Ponziano, 6

    55100 Lucca

    scouting@imtlucca.it

    tel: 0583 4326 597

    fax 0583 4326 565

    PhD position - Queen Mary, University of London

    last modified Jan 15, 2012 06:10 PM

    There is currently a PhD opening at Queen Mary, University of London  on "Time-varying networks: mathematical models and applications". The project is to be supervised by Vito Latora (School of Mathematical Sciences) and Pietro Panzarasa (School of Business and Management).

    The start date is September 2012 and the application deadline is 31 January 2012. For more information, visit: http://www.postgraduatestudentships.co.uk/node/23964

    Networks Reading Group - 2 February

    last modified Jan 15, 2012 06:05 PM

    There will be a Networks Reading Group meeting on Thursday, February 2nd. It will take place from 3-6.00 pm in the Economics Faculty's Keynes room. There will be three 45-minute talks by:

    Marcin Dziubiński (Cambridge): Network Defence and Design.

    Andrea Galeotti (Essex): Bargaining in Networks.

    Michael Koenig (Stanford): The Formation of Networks with Local Spillovers and Limited Observability.

    There will be a 30-minute interval after the second talk.

    Scientific Meeting on Social Networks and Social Media - 18th January

    last modified Jan 12, 2012 04:47 PM

    You may be interested in coming to the 1-day Scientific Meeting on Social Media and Social Networks at the Moeller Centre (http://www.mollercentre.co.uk/) in Cambridge on 18th January 2012, sponsored by the FP7 ASSYST co-ordination action.

    The meeting straddles the boundary between leading edge researchers in academia and industry.

    Distinguished industry participants include:

    • Sally Adee (New Scientist);
    • Bernardo Huberman (Director, Social Computing Lab, HP, Palo Alto);
    • Ricardo Baeza-Yeates (VP Research for Europe and Latin America, Yahoo);
    • Miranda Mowbray (HP Security Research);

     

    Academic contributors from mathematics, and the natural and human sciences include:

    • Michal Batty (Chairman, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London);
    • Jonathan Cave (Senior Research Fellow, RAND Europe; Professor in Economics, University of Warwick).
    • Martin Everett (Chair in Social Network Analysis, Mitchell Centre for Social Network Analysis, Manchester);
    • Dan Fox (Co-odinator, Institute for Security & Resilience Studies University College London)
    • Sanjeev Goyal (Professor of Economics , Cambridge);
    • Peter Grindrod (Director, Centre for Mathematics of Human Behaviour, University of Reading)
    • Lucy Hooberman Director of Digital Media and Innovation, Digital Labs, University of Warwick
    • Cecilia Mascolo (Reader, Reader in Mobile Systems, Computer Laboratory Cambridge);
    • John Naughton (Vice-President, Wolfson College, Press Fellowship Programme);
    • Maxi San Miguel (Director, Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Physics and Complex Systems, CSIC-UIB, Palma de Mallorca);
    • Philip Seib (Professor of Journalism and Director, The University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy; Public Diplomacy)

     

    A program will circulate shortly. There is no charge for attending, but places are limited and registration is necessary.

    If you would like to join us please send an e-mail to Yasmin.Merali@wbs.ac.uk with the subject line "Social Networks and Social Media Meeting" as soon as possible.

    Workshop: Scaling in Social Systems

    last modified Nov 27, 2011 11:15 AM

    You may be interested in this one-day workshop on "Scaling in Complex Systems" at Oxford. Date: Thursday, 1 December 2011, 10.45 - 17.00 Location: Saïd Business School, University of Oxford http://scaling-eorg.eventbrite.co.uk/?ebtv=F

    Complexity and Networks Seminars - Imperial College

    last modified Nov 27, 2011 11:13 AM

    Imperial College's Complexity and Networks Group organises a series of seminars to which all are welcome: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/complexityandnetworks/seminars

    On the 13th of December (12-1pm), for example, there will be a seminar on "Rich clubs and control benefits: A resource-based perspective on core-periphery structures in human mobility networks".

    Workshop on "Dynamical Systems applied to Biology and Natural Sciences"

    last modified Nov 27, 2011 11:12 AM

    The Third Workshop DSABNS will be held at the Centro de Matemática e Aplicações Fundamentais (CMAF), Lisbon University, in Portugal, from February 8 to 10, 2012.

    The workshop had both theoretical and practical applications and the abstracts included in the program cover research topics in population dynamics, eco-epidemiology, epidemiology of infectious diseases and molecular and antigenic evolution. http://cmaf.ptmat.fc.ul.pt/~dsabns3/

    Postdoc position - University of Oxford

    last modified Nov 09, 2011 12:45 PM

    There is currently an EPSRC funded postdoctoral research position to work on the project “Community structure in multislice networks” with Dr Mason Porter in the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.  This is a 24-month, fixed-term position and is available from 1 April 2012 or soon thereafter. The post must be taken up by 1 July 2012.

    This position is funded to carry out research on community structure in multislice (time-dependent and multiplex) networks from political science and biology.

    For further details visit:

    https://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/node/16975

    Postdoc position - University of Birmingham

    last modified Nov 09, 2011 12:39 PM

    There is currently an opening for a postdoc in complex network analysis (deadline: 18 November 2011) at the University of Birmingham.

    The School of Computer Science is looking for a Research Fellow within the EPSRC funded project "The Uncertainty of Identity: Linking Spatiotemporal Information Between Virtual and Real Worlds". The post is available for 36 Months.

    http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/ADK088/research-fellow-the-uncertainty-of-identity/

    Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Mirco Musolesi (http://www.cs.bham.ac.uk/~musolesm/) at the School of Computer Science.

    Brain Connectivity Interest Group (ConIG)

    last modified Nov 02, 2011 01:51 PM

    You may be interested in the "Connectivity Interest Group" meetings at the MRC CBU, which focus on human neuroimaging data (fMRI, MEG, EEG); the programme for this term is here:

    http://imaging.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/imaging/ConIG

    Network Frontier Workshop - deadline: 4 Nov

    last modified Nov 02, 2011 01:49 PM

    The deadline for submission for the Network Frontier Workshop is November 4: http://netfrontier2011.northwestern.edu/

    The Network Frontier Workshop, to be hosted at Northwestern University on December 1-2, 2011, is a two-day event highlighting leading-edge research on complex networks. Sessions will include theory and applications of nonlinear dynamics and statistical physics in the context of synchronization, cascades, percolation, control, and failure recovery in complex dynamical systems.

    The confirmed speakers are:

    -- Réka Albert (Pennsylvania State University) -- Igor Belykh (Georgia State University) -- Daniel ben-Avraham (Clarkson University) -- Erik M. Bollt (Clarkson University) -- Dirk Brockmann (Northwestern University) -- Ian Dobson (University of Wisconsin, Madison) -- Raissa D'Souza (University of California, Davis) -- Marty Golubitsky (Ohio State University) -- Peter Grassberger (University of Calgary) -- Lynne Kiesling (Northwestern University) -- Rachel Leander (Ohio State University) -- Kevin M. Lynch (Northwestern University) -- Adilson E. Motter (Northwestern University) -- Zachary G. Nicolaou (California Institute of Technology) -- Takashi Nishikawa (Clarkson University) -- Edward Ott (University of Maryland, College Park) -- Juan G. Restrepo (University of Colorado, Boulder)