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Postdoctoral position at the Barabási lab in Boston, Massachusetts

last modified Oct 21, 2019 04:31 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 research associates in the area of network science, biological networks and food, science of science, and machine learning/AI. We are seeking motivated individuals with interest in applying network science toward social, physical, and biological/food systems. The ideal candidate has a physics, computational sociology, computer science, mathematics, or chemistry/engineering PhD, and previous working experience in network science.

For more information and instructions on how to apply, please visit: https://www.barabasilab.com/jobs.

CNDay 2019- slides available online

last modified Oct 07, 2019 04:29 PM

Many of the speakers' slides from CNDay 2019 are now available online, along with a blog post about the day: https://www.cnn.group.cam.ac.uk/cambridge-networks-day

Enjoy!

Networks 2021: A Joint Sunbelt and NetSci Conference

last modified Oct 07, 2019 04:28 PM

Mark your calendars for Networks 2021: A Joint Sunbelt and NetSci Conference!

July 6-11, 2021 in Washington, DC (Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill)
Networks 2021: A Joint Sunbelt and NetSci Conference
http://networks2021.net

The leadership of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA) and the Network Science Society (NSS) are excited to announce their first joint annual conference in 2021. This meeting will provide an opportunity for interdisciplinary students, scholars, and practitioners to come together and share their ideas and work on the science of networks. It will feature innovative plenary talks, parallel and poster presentation opportunities. In addition, there will be preconference workshops and satellite meetings, and a School in the tradition of NetSci that offers lectures from distinguished networks researchers.

For more information and to sign up for periodic announcements about opportunities to participate, please visit our website at http://networks2021.net and follow us on social media (@networks2021 on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter).

COMPLENET 2020

last modified Oct 07, 2019 04:28 PM

11th International Conference on Complex Networks
​31 March-3 April 2020 - Exeter, UK

http://complenet.org/

IMPORTANT DATES
Submission deadline: 20 October 2019
Notification of acceptance: 8 December 2019
Submission of Camera-Ready (papers): 15 December 2019

HOW TO SUBMIT
Submit your contribution through easychair here https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=complenet2020

SPEAKERS
Dirk Brockmann | Humboldt University, Germany
Yamir Moreno  | University of Zaragoza, Spain
Adilson Motter  | Northwestern University, USA
Clara Granell  | Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
Filippo Simini  | University of Bristol, UK
Michael Batty  | University College London, UK
Tiago de Paula Peixoto | University of Bath, UK

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS
You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to CompleNet 2020, 11th workshop on Complex Networks (www.complenet.org), to take place in Exeter, UK, on March 31st-April 3rd 2020.
The 11th international workshop on complex networks (CompleNet 2020) aims at bringing together researchers working on areas related to complex networks. In the past two decades scientific research has witnessed a remarkable increase in studies in this field. Applied to problems that span from biology to computer sciences, from economics to social sciences, complex networks are becoming increasingly pervasive in many fields of science. It is this interdisciplinary nature of the complex networks approach that the workshop is addressing.

Theory and algorithms in data science seminar series

last modified Oct 07, 2019 04:27 PM

This seminar provides a forum for researchers working in foundational areas of Data Science (and related fields). All talks are held at the Alan Turing Institute, London.

Upcoming talks are listed here: https://turing-seminar.github.io/

If you would like to attend, please contact the organisers via the link above.

Cambridge Big Data

last modified Oct 07, 2019 04:26 PM

Big Data research at Cambridge brings together fundamental research into data analysis methods with applications in science, medicine, technology and society.

You can register to receive CBD newsletters here- https://www.bigdata.cam.ac.uk/user/register

You can also see a list of their upcoming events here- https://www.bigdata.cam.ac.uk/events

Presidential Research Fellowship in White-Collar Crime at Manchester

last modified Oct 07, 2019 04:15 PM

This is an exciting job opportunity for an early career researcher (not more than 5 years since PhD award). Essentially, it is a four-year Fellowship geared towards researching white-collar crime that has no teaching in the first year, very little in the second year followed by small increases in the years after. After the fourth year, the contract will be made permanent.

Social network researchers are highly advised to apply.

For more information, see: https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=17976

Deadline: 21/10/2019

Postdoc in immuno-oncology

last modified Oct 07, 2019 04:13 PM

Dr Vera Pancaldi is looking for post-docs to work on network models of intercellular interactions in immuno-oncology. Background in modelling essential and a strong interest in biology required. The team is located at the Cancer Research Center of Toulouse (CRCT), which is an INSERM laboratory associated with one of France's biggest cancer hospitals offering state-of-the-art technologies including advanced imaging and single-cell approaches. The team is co-affiliated to the Barcelona Supercomputing Center Life Science department and is generously funded for 5 years.

Future developments in the region will make the area one of the biggest life-science campuses in Europe.

https://www.crct-inserm.fr/en/21-v-pancaldi-2/

https://www.bsc.es/pancaldi-vera

Please contact vera.pancaldi@inserm.fr if interested.

Postdoctoral Fellowship for an ERC project on Networks of Cognition in Markets and Teams

last modified Oct 07, 2019 04:12 PM

The ESADE Institute for Entrepreneurship is searching for Postdoctoral Researchers interested in Network Science and Cognition. We offer one or two postdoctoral positions (depending on quality of candidates), to be funded by a Horizon 2020 project titled "BLINDSPOT - Diversity and Performance: Networks of Cognition in Markets and Teams". The postdoc researcher will work closely with the Principal Investigator, Professor David Stark, and the CO-PI, Matteo Prato. A description of the project can be found here:

https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/204870/factsheet/en
http://blogs.cim.warwick.ac.uk/diversityandperformance/

We are looking for candidates with strong quantitative analytic skills. Advanced coding skills (in R, Python, or Julia) are required. The candidate must hold a PhD in economics, management, sociology, psychology, computer science, information systems or a related field. The position is based in ESADE (Sant Cugat Campus). This is a full-time position for 1 year (renewable for a 2nd year), starting in November 2019 (negotiable). The position includes a travel budget to attend conferences, summer schools and research meetings.

Responsibilities will include:

1) Data collection and analysis
2) Preparation of the deliverables and reports for the funded project
3) Co-authorship of academic articles based upon research activities
4) Preparations of competitive funding proposals in future funding

Please send your CV, a motivation letter and a sample of your scholarly work to Matteo Prato (matteo.prato@esade.edu) Please state in the subject of your email "Post-Doctoral Researcher".  Applications are welcome anytime up to October 18, 2019, with evaluations of applications ongoing throughout September up to the deadline and until the position is filled.

Faculty position in Data Theory at UCLA

last modified Oct 07, 2019 04:08 PM

The Department of Mathematics and the Department of Statistics at UCLA are advertising a joint faculty position (50% in each department) in Data Theory.

We seek outstanding applicants contributing to the cutting edge development of the mathematical and statistical foundation of data science.

For more information, see: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04938
Deadline: 15th November for full consideration

Tenure Track position in Complexity at University of Amsterdam

last modified Oct 07, 2019 04:07 PM

The UvA’s Faculty of Science is launching a major recruitment campaign called ‘Connecting Science’ in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Computer Science. Our ambition is to attract top talent from all over the world to a large number of newly created faculty positions in a wide range of exciting scientific directions. We offer a stimulating environment and excellent conditions for research, tightly connected to challenging educational programmes.

We are looking for ambitious and motivated scientists to connect different scientific disciplines. Our goal is to have a maximal impact on science and society. The position is for five years initially, and following a positive assessment after five years the appointment will become permanent.

Closing date: 15 October 2019

For more information, see: https://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2019/08/19-547-tenure-track-position-in-complexity.html?1567145517937&1567178674521&1570443527897

PreMed19

last modified Sep 03, 2019 02:03 PM

PreMed19: Precision network medicine in the era of big data, Okinawa 31st October, a satellite of ICSB (ICSB registration required here:
https://www2.aeplan.co.jp/icsb2019/registration.html)

Abstract deadline 31st September
More details at http://sharmalab.bwh.harvard.edu/premed19

Network science is having a substantial impact in various aspects of health-related research. Recently, the advent of more comprehensive personalized data has fostered the emergence of precision medicine; an approach that considers individual genetic and physiological characteristics, lifestyle and environment in devising personalized therapies. Such an approach benefits greatly from big data and network approaches at multiple levels. First, integrating different molecular "interactomic" datasets from a single patient, from subcellular to organ-level, is a fundamental step towards understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of personalized health states. The symposium will bring together these two themes of precision medicine and big data analysis at multiple levels of resolution, showcasing advances in the use of molecular networks for patient data integration as well as new approaches to disease network reconstruction and modeling.
Organized by Amitabh Sharma, Harvard Medical School, Jose Nacher, Toho University, Kwanh-Il Goh, Department of Physics at Korea University and Vera Pancaldi, Centre for Cancer Research of Toulouse and Barcelona Supercomputing Center.

Free satellite registration
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/precision-network-medicine-in-the-era-of-big-data-premed19-tickets-66371030539

NetSci-X

last modified Aug 04, 2019 08:36 PM

NetSci-X, the Network Science Society‘s signature winter conference, will visit Tokyo, Japan in 2020. Bringing together leading researchers and innovators, NetSci-X 2020 will connect Japanese culture of innovation and hospitality with the novel perspectives of Network Science.

NetSci-X 2020 will include:
Main conference (plenary and parallel sessions, poster sessions) on January 20th — 22nd
One-day network science school on January 23rd

Keynote speakers include Albert-László Barabási, Alain Barrat, Katy Börner and Meeyoung Cha.

Submission deadline: September 30, 2019

For more details, see: https://netscix2020tokyo.github.io/

Workshop "Networks: From structure to function"

last modified Aug 04, 2019 08:35 PM

Networks: From structure to function

Where: University of Aberdeen
When: 29-30 August 2019

This is a 2-day workshop which will bring together researchers interested in network science. The workshop will cover state-of-the-art topics in networks science with a marked interdisciplinary focus that can encourage collaboration beyond specific communities of network practitioners. In particular, it will cover recent progress on the description of network structure (e.g. multilayer networks or structural topology), emergence of network structure (e.g. growth of fungal networks or emergence of networks of contacts in granular materials), dynamical processes on networks (e.g. epidemics, spread of social phenomena or networks of oscillators) and characterisation of natural and artificial networks (e.g. brain networks or power grids).

- Registration until 10 August 2019
- There is no fee required for this conference.

- Details and registration at:
https://homepages.abdn.ac.uk/fperez-reche/pages/Networks_Aberdeen_2019.html

Marami conference 2019

last modified Aug 04, 2019 08:34 PM

Modèles & Analyse des Réseaux : Approches Mathématiques & Informatiques
The 10th Conference on Network Modeling and Analysis
Venue- Dijon, France November 06- 08, 2019

Networks are ubiquitous for modeling and simulating various natural and man-made systems (social, biological, technological, economic, ecological, historical and others). MARAMI  is an annual forum for the exchange and dissemination of studies on networks originating from various communities (computer science, mathematics, sociology, biology, etc.). Studies with a strong methodological or quantitative influence, or combining several disciplinary fields, are particularly welcome. MARAMI is a forum where synergies are developed and where expertise and experiences of various communities are shared.

Speakers:

· Jean-Daniel FEKETE INRIA, France
· Ronaldo MENEZES University of Exeter, UK
· Tsuyoshi MURATA Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

Register at : https://iutdijon.u-bourgogne.fr/marami/registration/
Early registration rate until September 27, 2019

Big Scholar 2019

last modified Aug 04, 2019 08:32 PM

CALL FOR PAPERS

BigScholar 2019
The 6th Workshop on Big Scholarly Data

A workshop of CIKM 2019 (The 28th ACM International Conference on Information and Knowledge Management)
Beijing, China, November 3rd-7th, 2019

Following the success of the previous five editions, the BigScholar 2019 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.

Submissions due: August 31, 2019 (Any time zone)
For more details, please see: http://thealphalab.org/bigscholar/

Applied Network Science Special Issue

last modified Aug 04, 2019 08:31 PM

Applied Network Science Special Issue on
Global Flow of Commodity, Money, Human, and Knowledge

https://appliednetsci.springeropen.com/cfp-globalflow

The phenomenon of globalization can simultaneously reduce international economic inequality (e.g., in the case of emerging countries) and worsen domestic economic inequality (e.g., increase of relative poverty in a several advanced countries). How can we solve this trade-off between international and domestic inequalities? On the other hand, it is highly desirable to avoid the reduction of biological and cultural diversity due to globalization. What can we do to promote the sustainable evolution and preservation of local diversities?

Network analysis on global interdependence caused by the flows of commodity, money, people, and knowledge is indispensable in order to acquire different perspectives on globalization and to clarify its effects on isolated communities, which are most vulnerable in terms of equality and diversity. Consequently, the aim of this special issue is to collect a series of pioneering works in this interdisciplinary field, at the edge of natural and social sciences, to provide a landscape of research progresses and potentials in evidence-based policy making.

Papers of a broad nature – as per the topic to be tackled – on various aspects of global flow of commodity, money, people, and knowledge are to be considered as possible contributions for this special issue.

Survey and review papers are welcome.

Expression of interest and abstract submission: October 7, 2019

For more details, please see: https://appliednetsci.springeropen.com/cfp-globalflow

Research Fellowships at the University of Birmingham

last modified Aug 04, 2019 08:30 PM

We are looking for outstanding postdoctoral researchers with backgrounds in mathematics, physics or data science to join the newly established Centre for Systems Modelling and Quantitative Biomedicine as Centre Fellows.

These unique roles offer the opportunity to develop your own research interests, as well as to co-develop exciting new projects at the interface with biomedical and clinical research. Successful applicants will receive strong support for developing their own independent programme of research, ultimately leading to personal fellowship funding and so an established career at the University of Birmingham.

At present we are seeking candidates with a background in one of more of dynamical systems, complex networks, continuum mechanics, machine learning and artificial intelligence, data analytics and visualisation, advanced imaging, diagnostics and decision support.

Full details of the role and how to apply can be found here: https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BTY907/centre-fellowships

Deadline for applications: September 1. Assessment Centre September 23&24.

Post Doc in the Dynamics of Social and Physical Networks Project

last modified Aug 04, 2019 08:29 PM

Troy, New York, United States
12 month contract

The selected candidate will work in the Network Science and Technology (NEST) Center at RPI, an interdisciplinary network science center whose members include faculty from computer science, physics, mathematics and engineering. The postdoc will work under the supervision of the NEST Center director, Dr. Boleslaw K. Szymanski, Professor of Computer Science and Physics, with close collaboration with Dr. Jianxi Gao, Professor of Computer Science, and Dr. Gyorgy Korniss, Professor of Physics.

The appointed researcher will engage in the analysis of the data on events in social networks and physical networks. The research activities will focus on mathematical and computer modeling of network dynamics; fitting the models to data, building and validating predictive models, and addressing open challenges caused by the data incompleteness, and incorrectness, or by integration of information from multiple sources.
The ideal candidate should be comfortable with the handling of large data sets, statistical analytics, network science, mathematical and computer modeling, and working with diverse areas of network science. The researcher is expected to disseminate high quality scientific and technical results, including journal articles, conference papers, and presentations and websites with computer tools and data.

Application deadline is May 31st 2020, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more details, see: https://netscisociety.net/jobs/2330b439-b472-4d03-adc9-fdb9376ccf35

Postdoc position in data/network science at ITU Copenhagen

last modified Jun 04, 2019 04:24 PM

Call: https://nerds.itu.dk/2019/05/09/postdoc-wanted/

We are looking for a postdoc in data/network science, to start in fall 2019. The postdoc will work in the NEtwoRks, Data, and Society (NERDS) group at IT University of Copenhagen with Michael Szell and Roberta Sinatra. The group currently focuses on quantitative projects at the boundary of computational social science and network science, including science of science, social dynamics, urban sustainability, data visualization, and fundamental questions in complex systems.

We seek a researcher with strong quantitative background in fields such as statistical physics, applied mathematics, machine learning, network analysis, complex systems, urban computing, or other closely related fields. Our priority is to attract technically strong researchers who are interested in asking bold, new questions with data. A stated passion and experience in data analysis is a must, including excellent programing skills in Python or a similar language and experience handling large data sets.

The initial length is 12 months, full-time, with possibility to extend up to 3 years. Apart from research, a moderate amount of co-teaching is expected within the Data Science program. Postdoc salaries in Denmark are determined according to the collective agreement for academic staff employed by the State Sector. Researchers from abroad can request a reduced researcher taxation scheme.

To apply for the position, send an email to Roberta Sinatra (rsin@itu.dk) with subject line "Application for postdoctoral position" and the following materials:
1) cover letter, describing your research, and your interest in and qualifications for this position (max. 2 pages)
2) curriculum vitae including publications list
3) 2-3 references (name + relation to you + email address)
4) sample writing (e.g. a research paper) and sample code (max. 1 page)
5) a link to your professional webpage (if applicable)

Interested applicants can contact Roberta Sinatra at rsin@itu.dk for more information.