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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 ( 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 (

The deadline is May 15th 2012.

Visit the Institute on YouTube (

Best regards,

IMT Scouting

Research, Planning and Organization Office


IMT Institute for Advanced Studies

Piazza S.Ponziano, 6

55100 Lucca

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:

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 ( 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 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

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:

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.

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:

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.

Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Mirco Musolesi ( 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:

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:

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)

CNN Facebook group

last modified Nov 02, 2011 01:45 PM

For those of you on facebook, you can join our "Cambridge Networks Network" group at!/groups/280368625317212/

CompleNet 2012 - 2nd call for papers

last modified Nov 02, 2011 01:43 PM

ComplleNet 2012 will take place in Melbourne, Florida, USA on March 7-9, 2012. This international workshop on complex networks (CompleNet) aims at bringing together researchers and practitioners working on areas related to complex networks.

Confirmed Speakers:

Sinan Aral, New York University, USA

László Barabási, Northeastern University, USA

Neil Johnson, University of Miami, USA

Sune Lehmann, Technical University of Denmark

Nathalie (Henry) Riche, Microsoft Research, USA

My T. Thai, University of Florida, USA

Julia P. Casanovas, Northwestern University, USA

NetSci 2012 conference - June 18-22

last modified Dec 01, 2011 11:03 AM

Save the date: NetSci 2012 will take place between June 18-22, 2012 at Northwestern University near Chicago, IL on the shores of Lake Michigan.

It will be hosted by NICO (, the Northwestern Institute on Complex Networks.

INVITED SPEAKERS include: Katy Adamic, Stafano Allesina, Luis Armaral, Ron Burt, Ian Cuzin, Jennifer Dunne, Doyne Farmer, James Fowler, Niel Johnson, Jon Kleinberg, Michael Macy, Adilson Motter, Sandy Pentland, and Marta Sales

NETSCI 2012 SATELLITE SYMPOSIA: Tuesday, June 19th:

  • Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks --- 2nd Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci 2012
  • Networks of Networks: Systemic Risk and Infrastructural Interdependencies --- NetONets2012 (


The organizers are on the lookout for more satellite symposia, so let them know at if your interested.

CNN launch talks

last modified Oct 27, 2011 07:10 PM
The slides from the talks at the CNN launch event are now online.

Many thanks to those of you who attended the CNN launch in September. As promised, the slides presented by our speakers are now online (Follow the 'Previous events' link in the 'Events' section).

Cambridge R user group

last modified Oct 27, 2011 07:14 PM

R is an increasingly popular language and environment for statistical computing. It is also widely used for network analysis as the free R-package igraph ( includes implementations for classic graph theory problems like minimum spanning trees and network flow, and also implements algorithms for many recent network analysis methods.

Laurent Gatto in Biochemistry is planning to start a user-group for R users in Cambridge. If you would like to get involved, visit:

CABDyN Seminars in Oxford

last modified Oct 27, 2011 07:14 PM

Similarly to Cambridge Networks Network, the CABDyN Complexity Centre in Oxford brings together a truly multi-disciplinary group of researchers with a shared interest in network dynamics and agent-based models of complex systems. Although this group is based in Oxford, the CABDyN Seminar Series may be of interest:

IPCAT 2012

last modified Oct 27, 2011 07:15 PM
International Conference on Information Processing in Cells and Tissues

The 9th International Conference on Information Processing in Cells and Tissues will be held from 31st March to 2nd April, at Trinity College in Cambridge.

IPCAT brings together a multidisciplinary group of scientists interested in modelling the processes that take place within biological cells and tissues. The conferences aim to bring together researchers in both the biological and physical sciences who have a common interest in the nature of biological information processing. For more information visit: