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Workshop- Understanding and Using Centrality Measures in Social Network Analysis

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The Centre for Networks and Enterprise (CNE), Edinburgh Business School (EBS), Heriot-Watt University is hosting a workshop and a ‘brownbag’ research discussion on Wednesday 14th November 2018.

Instructors: Dr Yasaman Sarabi and Dr Arek Dakessian, postdoctoral researchers at the CNE.

In this workshop, we will discuss the various centrality measures in social network analysis. The workshop will include a theoretical and technical component. In the former, we will go over the strengths and weaknesses of each measure, as well as how to make informed choices on their use. In the latter, we will draw upon business related data sets to walk participants through measurement techniques. We will be using UCINET software and its visualisation partner NetDraw; please make sure that you have the trial version of this software installed on your laptop for use during the workshop. You can download the software here:

The Workshop will take place in WA111 (William Arrol, Main Building), 09:00-12:00. Please meet at EBS from 08:15-08:45 for arrival teas & coffees and registration. We will then walk across to the workshop suite. Teas and coffees will also be available after the workshop at Edinburgh Business School.

All welcome; registration is free but please book your ticket on our Eventbrite page:

Workshop on Conducting Theoretically Informed Network Research

last modified Nov 02, 2018 10:52 AM

November 8th, 9:30am-17:00pm, in Arthur Lewis Building at The University of Manchester

Does theory have a place in big data research? Could mixed methods be a way to reintroduce the "social" to network analysis? What is the future of theory in network research?

We are seeking the answers to these and other similar questions at a one-day workshop with:

Dr. Elisa Bellotti,  (University of Manchester)
Prof. Nick Crossley  (University of Manchester)
and Prof. Mario L. Small (Harvard University)

All postgraduate and early career researchers are welcome to join!

Registration is through the website of BSA:


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MASAMB 30 years edition (1989-2019)

We are pleased to announce the dates for the 30 years edition of the annual Workshop on Mathematical and Statistical Aspects of Molecular Biology (MASAMB) 2019 - please mark your diaries!

Conference: MASAMB 2019
Dates/times: 11.00 Thursday 25th April - 15.00 Friday 26th April 2019
Place: European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK
Accommodation: limited on-site accommodation will be assigned in order of registration

Registration opens 15th November 2018.

Lake Como Spring School

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Lake Como School of Advanced Studies
Villa del Grumello, Como, Italy
May 13-17, 2019

Many real systems can be modeled as networks, where the elements of the system are nodes and interactions between elements are edges. An even larger set of systems can be modeled using dynamical processes on networks, which are in turn affected by the dynamics. Networks thus represent the backbone of many complex systems, and their theoretical and computational analysis makes it possible to gain insights into numerous applications. Networks permeate almost every conceivable discipline---including sociology, transportation, economics and finance, biology, and myriad others---and the study of "network science" has thus become a crucial component of modern scientific education.

The school "Complex Networks: Theory, Methods, and Applications" offers a succinct education in network science. It is open to all aspiring scholars in any area of science or engineering who wish to study networks of any kind (whether theoretical or applied), and it is especially addressed to doctoral students and young postdoctoral scholars. The aim of the school is to deepen into both theoretical developments and applications in targeted fields.

For more information and application:
Deadline: February 17, 2019

PhD positions at the Alan Turing Institute

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The Alan Turing Institute offers a number of places each year to graduate students to complete a PhD through the Institute and one of our university partners. Our doctoral studentship scheme combines the strengths and expertise of our partners with the Turing’s unique position as the UK’s national institute for data science, to offer an exceptional PhD programme.  
Turing doctoral students split their time between their home university and the Institute headquarters at the British Library in London. They will apply and register for their doctorate at one of our university partner institutions, where they will also spend time over the course of their PhD. Students will be supervised by faculty from our partner universities who are also Fellows of the Institute or substantively engaged with us.

APS March meeting Focus Topic: Network Theory - Call for Applications.

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We are delighted to announce the focus topic on Network Theory that will take place during the 2019 APS March meeting.
The topic is organized by Maksim Kitsak, A.-László Barabási and the Network Science Institute.

03.01.02 Network Theory (GSNP, DBIO) [same as 04.01.42]

The success of Network Science as a discipline is often attributed to two factors. The first fact is the universal language allowing it to represent diverse complex systems, ranging from brain to the Internet, as networks and graphs. The second is a series of recent technological advances allowing for efficient collection and sharing of large amounts of data behind complex systems. The tremendous growth of Network Science would not be sustained, however, without network-theoretic results offering rigorous tools for modeling of both complex systems and dynamics processes taking place on them. This focus session on network theory will feature a wide array of topics including statistical mechanics of networks, graph theory, nonlinear dynamics on and of networks as well as resilience and control. The session will stimulate the discussion between the domain experts studying specific complex systems and theorists working on theoretical and computational aspects of network science.

Maksim Kitsak (Northeastern University,, Albert-László Barabási (Northeastern University,

More info:

Special issue on Networks and Social Psychology

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Social Psychology Quarterly

Interest in social network analysis has exploded in the past decade or so, partly triggered by the rapid development in new statistical methods for analyzing social networks and partly fueled by the increasing availability of social network data through popular social media sites. Recent advancements in social network analysis, however, have been largely structural and statistical.

Social network analysis has been a central topic for Social Psychology Quarterly since the journal was still Sociometry when it aspired to focus on studying inter-personal relations. This special issue calls for papers that re-visit this root of social network analysis by studying the social psychological foundations of social networks and the interplay between social networks and social psychological processes. We expect the new research to advance both social network analysis and sociological social psychology in substantive or methodological terms.

Full papers should be submitted at by June 1, 2019. See ‘‘Notice for Contributors’’ for the submission requirements. Please indicate in a cover letter that the paper is submitted for the special issue on “Social Networks and Social Psychology”.

Job at Glasgow: Research Associate for Quantitative Network Analysis

last modified Nov 02, 2018 10:42 AM

Research Associate for an ESRC funded Quantitative Network Analysis of Appointment Diaries project.
The Research Associate will be based at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Job Purpose: To make a leading contribution to the ESRC-funded project 'Quantitative Social Network Analysis of Appointment Diaries'. Specifically, the job requires knowledge of the preparation and analysis of social network data. The post-holder will also be required to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals and help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

More details here:
Some background information:

Deadline: 18th November 2018

NSI tenure track faculty position

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The Network Science Institute at Northeastern University is seeking to fill an open rank, tenure track faculty position.  The search will focus on health and networks, with opportunities for a joint appointment between the College of Science and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences.  However, all excellent candidates are encouraged to apply, as there are opportunities to identify other appropriate tenure homes.

The faculty will be part of the Network Science Institute which is dedicated to creating a collaborative environment that facilitates creative synergies among research programs and across disciplines.  The individual filling this position will also contribute to our distinctive PhD program in Network Science, teaching and mentoring our energetic and creative group of graduate students.

Position Announcement:

NetSI website:

First UK Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Systems Research Symposium

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12-13th September 2018, Computer Laboratory, Cambridge, UK

Mobile, wearable and ubiquitous systems have a pivotal role in today’s society and daily life. Research and innovation in these domains has the potential to unlock important new applications and open the door to a better understanding of their use.
The aim of this first symposium is to establish a venue for discussion and presentation of research within the UK mobile, wearable and ubiquitous systems community.

For more information, see:

Registration deadline: 2nd September

Sensors Special Issue on “Smart Ocean: Emerging Research Advances, Prospects and Challenges”

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Sensors Special Issue on "Smart Ocean: Emerging Research Advances, Prospects and Challenges"


The ocean contains a rich variety of resources, such as biological resources, oil and gas resources, solid mineral resources, sea water resources, ocean energy, etc. These resources will provide tremendous material support for human resources shortage. However, except traditional marine biological resources, the development and utilization of other resources are basically in the initial stage. Therefore, the ocean has become the basic support and constraints that affect the sustainable development of humans Smart Oceans is a deep integration of industrialization and informatization in the ocean field, and provides an overall solution for comprehensively enhancing the capabilities of the ocean. Based on marine information collection and transmission systems, Smart Ocean engineering systematically integrates equipment and activities in the areas of marine sensing, control, and development, and, by using big data technology, it realizes the sharing of marine resources and the coordination of marine activities so as to explore new requirements and create new values in the marine field.

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2018

Urban Networks Workshop

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WORKSHOP THEME: "On the Edge: How Economic and Social Networks connect the World's Peripheral Cities and Regions in World Peripheries"

WORKSHOP ORGANISERS: Dr Kirsten Martinus (University of Western Australia), Dr Thomas Sigler (The University of Queensland)

This three-day symposium connects leading academics, strategists, economic development practitioners, and advanced students to explore how network theory and science can be applied to novel questions of economic development, particularly in peripheral cities and regions. By combining theoretical developments with empirical research, the workshop aims to connect a range of people interested in understanding urban connectivity in a globalising world.  As the workshop is located in Perth, we will focus on the city's uniqueness as a leader in the resources sector, combined with a focus on industry networks connecting cities outside of the world's 'core' economies. Keynote lectures by leading researchers in economic geography, management, and network science will be complemented by discussion and debate regarding the potential and utility of networks in understanding economic globalisation and connectivity.

The workshop organisers would like to invite interested researchers to submit their abstract at:  Those selected for the workshop will be invited to participate, and notified of the registration and paper submission procedures.  In addition to a research presentation, participants are expected to contribute a full-length manuscript to the resulting journal special issue.

For more information, visit:

Abstract submission deadline: Friday 7 December 2018

Post-doc position at Indiana University- brain networks

last modified Aug 28, 2018 03:27 PM

We are recruiting a postdoc interested in applying network approaches to study human and non-human structural and functional brain networks. The ideal candidate is interested in exploring brain connectivity at different spatial, temporal, and topological scales and linking connectivity to behavior. The postdoc will join a growing community of researchers and trainees interested in interdisciplinary applications of network science, spanning the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, the Cognitive Science program, the School of Informatics, and the IU Network Science Institute. This position is guaranteed for 1 year (renewable up to 3 years total).

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, computer science, statistics, engineering, or a related area. The ideal candidate should have a strong quantitative background with previous training in computational, network, or cognitive neuroscience. Strong programming skills in scientific computing languages (e.g. Python, MATLAB, etc.), familiarity with neuroimaging analysis software, and advanced analysis methods (e.g., graph theory, functional connectivity, multivariate analyses) is preferred. The position is available immediately, but the start date is flexible. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines and experience and includes health benefits. If interested, please contact Rick Betzel ( As part of your application, please include: 1. a cover letter that includes a proposed start date, 2. a short statement of research interests, 3. an up-­to-­date CV, 4. and copies of representative publications. 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, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Post-doc in Barabasi's lab

last modified Aug 28, 2018 03:26 PM

The lab of Professor Albert-László Barabási, together with the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University and the Division of Network Medicine at Harvard University, is looking for postdoctoral associates in the area of network science, network medicine, and bioinformatics. The postdoctoral associate will work on projects related to computational systems biology and network medicine. We are seeking motivated individuals with experience and interest in the development of network methods for the analysis of biological data (e.g. omics, EHR) and biological networks.

The candidate must be able to deal with large-scale data analysis and have knowledge on biological databases and interest in applying network science tools to these systems. Background in statistical modeling and machine learning in biological contexts is a plus. The ideal candidate has a bioinformatics, physics, computer science, mathematics or bioengineering PhD, and previous research experience in bioinformatics or biological networks.

All interested candidates should submit a formal application consisting of (i) a current CV with publication lists, (ii) a brief statement of research experience and interests, and (iii) two letters of recommendation sent separately by the writers to

For more information, see:

Post-doc in fungal imaging and analysis

last modified Aug 28, 2018 03:25 PM

The Kiers lab (VU Amsterdam) is looking for a talented post-doc to initiate a project focused on imaging fungal network dynamics and nutrient transport. The scope is on spatial networks and image analysis. It is a shared position with Tom Shimizu at the Biophysics in Amsterdam (AMOLF). Please contact Prof Toby Kiers with any questions.

Post-Doc position in computational and network privacy at Imperial College London

last modified Aug 28, 2018 03:20 PM

The Computational Privacy Group (CPG)  is interested in applying techniques from statistical physics and machine learning to large and complex datasets to expose privacy risks. The CPG’s research projects usually include a mix of theoretical and empirical work with large-scale mobile-phone data, credit card transaction data, health-care data etc. The group often collaborates with large industry partners.

The CPG is looking for a candidate with experience in computational privacy or statistical physics/network science. The research project will be defined in close collaboration with the successful candidate. For example, a possible project could be the development of techniques and software to help utilize large-scale behavioural data while preventing attacks compromising individuals’ privacy.

More information:

Closing date: 29th August

Postdoc position available at EPFL Data Science Lab

last modified Aug 28, 2018 03:18 PM

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the EPFL Data Science Lab in Switzerland, headed by Prof. Robert West. We seek a candidate who will lead innovative research projects at the crossroads of social and information network analysis, machine learning, computational social science, data mining, and natural language processing.
The ideal start is early 2019. The position will be for a period of one to two years.

Apply here:

Post-doc fellowships at the Center for the Physics of Biological Function

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We are in the midst of our annual search for postdoctoral fellows, both theorists and experimentalists, interested in the physics of biological systems.

Our efforts at building an interactive and collaborative environment have been invigorated by the establishment of the Center for the Physics of Biological Function,, a joint effort between Princeton University and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York.  We are a group of fourteen faculty working on problems across the full range of biological organization, from single molecules to groups of organisms, united by our search for common physical principles underlying the beautiful phenomena of life.

Center Fellows are an essential part of our intellectual community, and will have the flexibility to initiate and pursue projects that span the interests of multiple faculty mentors.  We have a particularly strong culture of theory/experiment collaboration, and individual Fellows often have played key roles in developing these collaborations.  Successful fellows have come both from PhDs in biological physics and from more traditional areas of physics; some have had as many as four different faculty co-authors during their time with us, while some have written papers only with other postdocs and students.

We ask your help in bringing this opportunity to the attention of your young colleagues.  Applications must  be made via  We plan to start reading applications by 15 September and interview a first group of candidates on 11-12 October, so we hope that interested candidates will act quickly.  Start dates as early as February 2019 are possible, and we expect all new Fellows to join us by Fall 2019.

Post-doc Research Associate in the Statistical Physics of Biological Systems

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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position to develop theoretical and/or computational approaches to study the collective behaviour of cell biological systems. The position, which is supported by a Senior Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust, will be associated with the research group of Prof. Benjamin Simons and will be based in both the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the Wellcome Turst-Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute.

For more information, please see:

Deadline: 31 August 2018

Spatially embedded networks short course and symposium, Bristol

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We are running a short course and symposium September 11-14 in Bristol on spatially embedded networks, and are welcoming registrations and (until Aug 15) contributed talk titles/abstracts.  The information is at: