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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 ccnrpostdoc@gmail.com

For more information, see: https://www.barabasilab.com/jobs

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:
http://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/ENG00441/research-associateassistant-computational-privacy

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: https://dlab.epfl.ch/2018-08-17-postdoc-position/

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

last modified Aug 28, 2018 03:16 PM

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, https://biophysics.princeton.edu, 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 https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/7861.  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

last modified Aug 28, 2018 03:14 PM

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: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/18052/

Deadline: 31 August 2018

Spatially embedded networks short course and symposium, Bristol

last modified Jul 27, 2018 03:44 PM

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:

https://www.bristolmathsresearch.org/meeting/spatially-embedded-networks-events-september-2018/

CompleNet 2019

last modified Jul 27, 2018 03:41 PM

You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to CompleNet 2019, the 10th Annual Conference on Complex Networks, to take place in Tarragona, Spain, in March 18-21, 2019.

CompleNet is an international conference on complex networks that brings together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines—from sociology, biology, physics, and computer science—who share a passion to better understand the interdependencies within and across systems. CompleNet is a venue to discuss ideas and findings about all types networks, from biological, to technological, to informational and social. It is this interdisciplinary nature of complex networks that CompleNet aims to explore and celebrate.

We encourage you to submit an extended abstract to the 10th CompleNet conference. The two types of presentations will be Oral Presentations and Posters. All oral presentations will take place in a single plenary session, offering heightened exposure and integration across topics and expertise.

For more details, see: https://complenet.weebly.com/

Abstract submission deadline: 1st September 2018

Gamechangers for diversity in STEM

last modified Jul 27, 2018 03:38 PM

Turing Institute, London, 21st and 22nd September 2018

Across STEM people face many challenges: professional isolation, sexual harassment and bullying, and difficulties balancing work and family. These sorts of experiences disproportionately affect women, people from ethnic minorities, the LGBTQ+ community and disabled people.

At STEM Gamechangers we invite you to join us to build a fresh, bold vision for a more inclusive environment in STEM.
How? By working on evidence-based, practical solutions. Across the UK many people are already working hard to create and support diversity within their own institutions and workplaces. However, there is often little to no support or funding and their efforts can be under appreciated. By coming together we can change this, inspire each other and create new collaborations and opportunities.

If you’re passionate about diversity in STEM and want to work on projects to make a real difference, please apply to join us in September.

For more details- see https://stemgamechangers.github.io/
Application deadline: Monday 13th August

CSH Vienna Winter School

last modified Jul 27, 2018 03:37 PM

On March 3-8, 2019, the CSH Vienna will host the first Complexity Science Hub Vienna Winter School in Obergurgl in Tyrol.

Confirmed lecturers include: Roberta Sinatra, Stefan Thurner, Ricard Solé, Vito Latora and Eörs Szathmáry.

More information can be found at:
https://www.csh.ac.at/hub-programs/winter-school/

Application deadline: Friday, October 12, 2018.

Workshop on Physics and Ecology: Challenges at the Frontier

last modified Jul 27, 2018 03:35 PM

Menorca, October 9-11, 2018

You are cordially invited to submit an abstract to Physics and Ecology: Challenges at the Frontier, the XXXIV Scientific meetings in the Mediterranean, which will take place in Menorca, Spain, October 9th-11th, 2018.

Summary: The technological capacity to obtain and manage large volumes of data from biological systems should lead biology and, in particular ecology, towards a new theoretical sphere, increasingly grounded on principles and general mechanisms. In this transition, physics will play an essential role for its capacity for abstract and fundamental reasoning.This meeting aims to be a meeting point for researchers living in this stimulating frontier, so that they offer us their points of view and the keys that must mark these challenges for the future.

Website:  http://www.theelab.net/news-and-events/english-version/

Workshop "Topics in Nonlinear Dynamics"

last modified Jul 27, 2018 03:33 PM

Turin, Italy, October 29/30th 2018

We are happy to announce that the 13th SICC international tutorial  workshop "Topics in Nonlinear Dynamics" will be held at the Politecnico  di Torino, 29-30 October 2018. This year, the focus is on the fascinating theme of "Complexity and the city".

SPEAKERS
* Amin Amjoshoaa, Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of  Technology, Cambridge MA
* Andrea Baronchelli, City University of London, UK (TBC)
* Baruch Barzel, Bar Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel
* Carlo Ratti, Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
* Chiara Poletto, EPIcx Lab, Inserm, Paris, France
* Fabio Duarte, Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
* Giancarlo Ruffo, University of Torino, Italy
* Guido Caldarelli, IMT Lucca, Italy
* Mario Di Bernardo, Università degli Studi Federico II, Napoli, Italy and University of Bristol, UK
* Maurizio Porfiri, New York University Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn NY, USA (TBC)
* Paolo Santi, Senseable City Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge MA
* Michele Tizzoni, ISI Foundation, Torino, Italy
* Kimon Valavanis, Unmanned Systems Research Institute, University of Denver, CO, USA

Phd Students and Junior researchers can apply to present their work at the PhD showcase- submission deadline 30th September 2018.

More information at: https://complexcity.polito.it

14th Int. Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Networks

last modified Jul 27, 2018 03:31 PM

Shenyang, China Dec. 6- 8, 2018
http://conf.neu.edu.cn/msn2018

You are cordially invited to submit your contribution until September 15, 2018.

Final manuscripts should be prepared according to IEEE Computer Society Proceedings Format (double column, 10pt font) and submitted via the EasyChair system in PDF file format.

To submit your contribution visits the submission page (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=msn2018).

Deadline: September 15, 2018

ESRC AQM PhD Studentship - Statistical Modelling of International Climate Treaty Data

last modified Jul 27, 2018 03:30 PM

A PhD studentship, based at the University of Glasgow, involving the statistical modelling of network event data.

Deadline for applications 26th August. More details/eligibility criteria here:

https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BLM159/esrc-aqm-studentship-statistical-modelling-of-international-climate-treaty-data

PhD and postdoc positions University of Bergen

last modified Jul 27, 2018 03:28 PM

One PhD and one postdoc position are available to join Tom Michoel's group at the Computational Biology Unit and the Department of Informatics at the University of Bergen. More details and online application at:

https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/154134/phd-position-in-computational-biology
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/155161/postdoctoral-research-fellow-position-in-bioinformatics

Deadline for applications: 5th August 2018

Postdoc or PhD position at RWTH Aachen University

last modified Jul 27, 2018 03:27 PM

The group of Prof. Markus Strohmaier has an opening for a Postdoc or PhD student in social networks, machine learning, complex systems or related areas for 2 yrs - (can be extended). See http://cssh.rwth-aachen.de or contact me for more information.

Postdoc position on Network analysis and modelling for ERC project PALEODEM

last modified Jul 27, 2018 03:25 PM

JOB DESCRIPTION
This postdoc fellowship is part of the project PALEODEM, Late Glacial and Postglacial Population History and Cultural Transmission in Iberia (c.15,000-8000 cal BP) – ERC Consolidator Grant Grant 2015 Ref. 683018 (PI: Javier Fernández-López de Pablo).
PALEODEM aims to investigate the interplay between human demography and cultural transmission processes from the Late Magdalenian to the Late Mesolithic in the Iberian Peninsula, using a novel multi-scale methodological approach.
The researcher will analyse spatio-temporal networks and perform computational experiments to study on and of network dynamics. He / she will work with Dr. Sergi Lozano and the rest of COMPATHEVOL (COMplex PATHs in Human EVOLution), a highly multidisciplinary research team devoted to the quantitative study of the Human Past.

REQUIREMENTS
We seek highly motivated candidates with a PhD thesis in Network Science, who:
  *   have experience in the application of network methods to empirical case studies;
  *   have knowledge about analysis of spatial and temporal networks
  *   have affinity with, or willingness to learn about Prehistoric Archaeology and anthropological theories;
  *   have strong programming skills;
  *   are proficient in English;

For more details on the position and application process: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/322697
Informal inquiries should be sent to slozano@iphes.cat

Application deadline: 31st August

Lecturer in Human Dynamics Modelling and Urban Systems

last modified Jul 27, 2018 03:23 PM

The post of Lecturer in Human Dynamics Modelling and Urban Systems will contribute to extending the research profile of Human Dynamics Modelling and Urban Systems at Exeter, particularly in areas related or complementary to this.

The post will include research, teaching and related adminstration in Human Dynamics Modelling, Urban Systems and Geo-Spatial Analysis; collaborate with College and the University of Exeter as a whole in order to develop and support Human Dynamics and Urban Systems research programmes and the College's research programme.

https://jobs.exeter.ac.uk/hrpr_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=227574M72h&WVID=3817591jNg&LANG=USA

Application closing date: 19/08/2018

MoN17: Seventeenth Mathematics of Networks

last modified Jun 20, 2018 07:58 PM

20th September, University of Sheffield

MoN17, the 17th Mathematics of Networks meeting will be held at the University of Sheffield, on Thursday 20th September 2018. Thanks to Tim O'Farrell for acting as as local host for MoN17. MoN17 is sponsored by commnet2 (https://www.commnet.ac.uk/) and is held in conjunction with Next-GWiN 2018 (http://www.next-gwin.org/) the 5th International Workshop on Next Generation Green Wireless Networks, Sheffield University 17th-18th September 2018.  The meeting webpage is http://www.monmeetings.org/meeting17/ .

The theme of this meeting is Energy Efficiency in Communications Networks. Talks on any topic can be suggested, but those related to the theme will be preferred.

If you would like to present a talk at MoN17, please submit a title and an abstract of 200 to 300 words by Friday 16th August 2017 by email to Keith Briggs and Richard Clegg (keith.briggs@bt.com; richard@richardclegg.org).

Registration for audience members is required for catering numbers, and is now also open at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mon17-2018-17th-mathematics-of-networks-meeting-tickets-46978023533

About Mathematics of Networks: MoN is an informal series of meetings that has now been running since 2003. The series encourages interdisciplinary communication in networking research. It is an excellent venue for presenting new ideas or gaining a wider audience for established research. Presentations on any aspect of networks are welcomed, particularly if the techniques or conclusions are applicable in other networking disciplines. Attendance is free of cost.

NetSciX 2019

last modified Jun 20, 2018 07:57 PM

January 3-5, 2019

NETSCI-X IS COMING TO SANTIAGO

The central winter conference on Network Science, NetSci-X, is coming to Santiago, Chile. Bringing together leading researchers and innovators to connect, meet and establish interdisciplinary channels for collaboration. From biological and environmental networks, to social, technological and economic networks, NetSci-X 2019 links the Chilean spirit with the fresh outlook of Network Science.

This year's conference venue is Santiago's Marriott Hotel, situated in the modern Las Condes District.

Abstract/Paper submission end date: Sept 1st 2018