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IVMOOC: Information Visualization

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The Information Visualization MOOC is now open for registration at http://ivmooc.cns.iu.edu. The first class "event" is on Jan 22, 2013. See http://newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/23675.html?emailID=23675 for more information. 

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Mobility grants for CSS young researchers

The YRNCS mobility grants aim to foster interdisciplinary collaborations within the broader Complex Systems community.
The aim of these grants is to fund young researchers who have already started collaborating with other young researchers in different institutions on topics that do not belong to their main research lines. This is meant to encourage cross-disciplinary and creative research on both sides.


Application deadline: April 15th, 2016.

YRNCS BRIDGE GRANTS

http://www.yrncs.com/grants

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mirador

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Mirador is a tool for visual exploration of complex datasets. It enables users to discover correlation patterns and derive new hypotheses from the data.


http://fathom.info/mirador/

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Assistant professor ‘Information Processing in Complex Adaptive Systems’ - University of Amsterdam

This Assistant professor (A/P) position will be within the Computational Science Laboratory (CSL), Informatics Institute, Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam. This research driven laboratory concentrates on novel ways to model and simulate the highly complex world around us. CSL consists of a truly multi- and cross disciplinary team of researchers spanning fields as diverse as finance, biology, medicine and computer science. Within the laboratory there is a growing need and interest in the foundations of Complex Adaptive Systems, the chair of Prof. Peter M.A. Sloot.


http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/15-472_assistant-professor-‘information-processing-in-complex-adaptive-systems’.html

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ISI Foundation – Open Position @ ISI

The ISI Foundation (http://www.isi.it) is seeking to appoint two talented and highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to undertake research activities related to develop computational topology approaches to the analysis of neuroimaging data within the scope of the recently-funded AdnD project.
The ADnD (“Algebraic-topological Detection of Neurodegenerative Diseases“) project is a highly multidisciplinary project that aims to develop, implement and validate a set of novel theoretical topology-inspired tools for the detection and analysis of brain activity patterns, able to capture functional and physical distributed (or mesoscale) coordination patterns.
The project focuses mainly on Parkinson’s Disease, but its insights are expected to be valuable across a range of normal and neurodegenerative conditions, thanks to its symbiosis data-driven approaches, complex systems and computational topology tools, and computational mesoscopic modelling.
Duties of the researches will range from experimental studies to theoretical and methodological work including the development and testing of computational algorithms.


http://www.isi.it/open-position-isi-5/

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Post-doc position in decentralised cognitive processing

A fully-funded postdoctoral fellow position is available in the area of decentralised cognitive processing for autonomous multi-agent systems (e.g., swarm robotics system).
The position is open within the DICE project (Distributed Cognition Engineering, http://laral.istc.cnr.it/dice-project), with starting date as early as March 2016 (flexible).

The applicant will study cognitive processing in distributed systems resulting from the interaction among the autonomous agents constituting the system. From a theoretical point of view, the research project requires the identification and characterisation of the population-level dynamics that describe the system behaviour. From a practical point of view, the project requires the design of implementation strategies for multi-agent systems (e.g., swarm robotics systems) in order to precisely reproduce the desired macroscopic dynamics. The candidate will focus on problems involving collective decision-making and categorization. Analytical, modelling and programming skills are required, as the research will involve both theoretical investigations and experimental studies with swarms of robots (Kilobots).

The deadline for submitting applications is January the 20th, 2016. The notice of selection and the procedure to be followed for submitting applications is available at the following address:
http://www.istc.cnr.it/vacancy/assegno-di-ricerca-n°-2262015-modelli-teorici-e-simulazioni-multi-agente-di-processi-cogniti

Instructions in English can be found here:
http://www.istc.cnr.it/sites/default/files/vacancies/bandi/notice_of_selection_ndeg_istc-adr-226-2015-rm.doc

For any informal enquiry about the eligibility conditions, as well as for more details about the position, please contact Vito Trianni <vito.trianni@istc.cnr.it>


http://laral.istc.cnr.it/trianni/index.php/2015/12/04/post-doc-position-in-decentralised-cognitive-processing/

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University of Sydney - Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Complex Systems

  • Develop quantitative cross-disciplinary methods for analysis and modelling of complex systems 
  • Outstanding opportunity to contribute to university education at a world leading university
  • Full-time 3-year fixed term, remuneration package: $114K-$160K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super)


The University of Sydney is Australias first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff, supporting over 52,000 students.

Applications are invited for the appointment of a full-time 3-year term position at Lecturer (Level B) or Senior Lecturer (Level C) in the Complex Systems Research Group (CSRG), led by Professor Mikhail Prokopenko, at the School of Civil Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney.


http://bit.ly/1IPgQGa

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Postdoctoral Fellowships at UNAM

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The National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) has an open call for postdoctoral fellowships to start in September, 2016. 

Candidates should have obtained a PhD degree within the last three years and be under 36 years, both to the date of the beginning of the fellowship.




http://complexes.blogspot.com/2015/12/postdoctoral-fellowships-at-unam.html 

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Physics of Living Systems at Arizona State University

The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science (http://beyond.asu.edu) at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research position in the physics of living systems. The anticipated research will combine network theory and experimental data to develop novel computational models for understanding how information can be “written” into networks via environmental imprinting.  The project combines aspects of network and complex systems science, biophysics and information theory, and will involve close collaboration with the laboratory of Michael Levin at Tufts University  (http://ase.tufts.edu/biology/labs/levin/). Members of the group at Arizona State University include Paul Davies and Sara Imari Walker (www.emergence.asu.edu). The successful candidate will be expected to spend some time at Tufts University, for which travel funds are available, to facilitate the collaboration between theory and experiment in this project.  


https://beyond.asu.edu/slide/new-postdoctoral-fellowship-position 

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Research Assistant and Research Fellow at NTU Complexity Institute

Research Assistant (Computational Biology)


The candidate should have a M.Sc. Degree in a computational biology field in combination with  computer science and or  mathematics.


Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow
The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science/Biophysics/Computational Science or related fields


http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/career/CurrentOpenings/ResearchOpenings/ComplexityInstitute/Pages/Home.aspx 

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor on "complex system approaches to foods", Wageningen University

We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher and teacher to explore complex systems approaches (network analysis, scaling, cluster analysis, ...) and apply these to agri- and foods problems. She/he should have a background in physics with a strong mathematical basis, or, alternatively, a background in mathematics with expertise in physics, and should have affinity doing experiments. The candidate should convey a clear interest in conducting trans-disciplinary research.    
 In a challenging career trajectory you are, as Assistant Professor in the field of physics and physical chemistry of Foods responsible for the organization, implementation and coordination of new research activities in the field of complex systems for Agri-Food as well as building up a leading international position. In this position you will also be motivating and teaching students and develop new courses. Training and coaching is provided for the Assistant Professor to accomplish all this.


http://www.wageningenur.nl/en/Expertise-Services/Chair-groups/Agrotechnology-and-Food-Sciences/Physics-and-Physical-Chemistry-of-Foods/Show/Vacancy-14.htm

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Postdoc position: Real-time social event prediction using Big Data

We are seeking two mathematical and computational modellers to join the "Beat the News" Program of the Data to Decisions Cooperative Research Centre (D2D), based in the School of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Adelaide. D2D is a Cooperative Research Centre with over 20 partners across academia, industry and government, which seeks to address the Big Data challenges facing Australia's defence, national security and law enforcement agencies. The Beat the News program seeks to research, develop, integrate and evaluate technology that will automatically and accurately predict the occurrence of future events such as disease outbreaks, civil unrest, political crises, and election outcomes.
The successful applicants will work with Dr. Lewis Mitchell, who leads two project streams within the "Beat the News" program of D2D, on the topics of using open data for:
(i)  disease prediction using epidemiological models and data assimilation, and
(ii)  civil unrest and election prediction using Bayesian network models.

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Postdoc position: Big Data, Social Mining, Data Science

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow in the area of Big Data with a particular focus on Social Mining, in the context of the SoBigData project. The purpose of SoBigData is to establish a Social Mining and Big Data Ecosystem for ethically sensitive scientific discoveries and advanced applications of social data mining to the various dimensions of social life, as recorded by “big data”. The successful candidate must have a strong Computing and Data Science background. Advanced skills in programming and working with Big Data tools (Hadoop, Spark, Mahout, real-time data analytics) are required. Previous experience with Social Mining and Social Network Analysis is a plus.


Postdoc position: Big Data, Social Mining, Data Science

https://apply.refline.ch/845721/4195/pub/1/index.html

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The Observatory of Economic Complexity

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We are the world's leading visualization engine for international trade data.


http://atlas.media.mit.edu/

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L’Oréal USA For Women In Science Program

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The L’Oréal USA For Women in Science fellowship program has awarded 55 post-doctoral women scientists over $2 million in grants since 2003.
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Society is at a crossroad

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Society is not a machine. It cannot be steered like a car. Interaction - and the resulting complex dynamics of the system - changes everything. We know this, for example, from spontaneous breakdowns of traffic flow. Even if we could read the minds of all drivers, such "phantom traffic jams" could not be prevented. But there is a way to prevent them, based on the use of suitable driver assistant systems: distributed control approaches, using knowledge from complexity science.


http://futurict.blogspot.de/2015/12/futurict-newsletter-society-is-at.html 

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Postdoc Position at ETH Zurich on Data-driven modeling

At the Chair of Systems Design, we apply complex systems theory to model and to understand the dynamics of social, socio-technical and socio-economic systems. Our approach is inherently quantitative and combines expertise from various disciplines – statistical physics, applied mathematics, computer science, social science and engineering.
We are currently looking for Postdoctoral candidate to fill in a teaching and research position starting as soon as possible or by agreement.


https://www.sg.ethz.ch/open-positions/postdoc-position-data-driven-modeling/

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Climate Change And Resource Shortages: HOW WE CAN SAVE LIBERALISM AND THE WORLD

People increasingly understand that the digital economy is not a zero-sum game. In the area of the Internet of Things, Google has engaged in open innovation, and it recently made its Tensorflow Artificial Intelligence software open source. Tesla Motors has opened up many of its patents, and many billionaires have recently promised to donate large sums of money for good. So, we see many signs of change. The benefit of open information exchange is becoming increasingly evident. Sharing information often increases the value of information, inventions, and companies. If properly organized, the digital economy provides almost unlimited possibilities because intangible goods can be reproduced as often as we like. In fact, more and more money will be earned in virtual worlds. This relates not just to computer games; Bitcoin has even shown that bits can be transformed into gold. Almost nobody believed that this were possible. So, the only question is when Europe will finally make use of the fantastic opportunities afforded by the digital revolution. We are entering a digital age that increasingly frees itself of material limitations. I find this absolutely fascinating!


Climate Change And Resource Shortages: HOW WE CAN SAVE LIBERALISM AND THE WORLD

An Interview with Dirk Helbing (ETH Zurich and TU Delft)

http://futurict.blogspot.ch/2015/12/climate-change-and-resource-shortages_29.html

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The largest study of creative styles in history leverages a network approach to multidimensional scaling.

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Hacking Creativity, led by the Red Bull High Performance group, is the largest study of creative style in history. And now everyone can participate in this groundbreaking effort to unlock the secrets of the creative process. Take our quick survey: It’s not a test of how creative you are, but rather a profile of how you create.

Discover which creative habits you share with a diverse group of 500 global innovators. Are you a multitasker or do you prefer to focus on one project at a time? Do you work best alone or in a more collaborative environment? Find inspiration from those trailblazers following similar paths to creativity and learn how to boost your own creative firepower.


http://hackingcreativity.com/

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University of Sydney - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Complex Systems

  • Research focused on large-scale computational modelling of epidemics in Australia, using complex networks and agent-based simulation
  • Join a research group of international reputation and contribute to developing and presenting innovative cross-disciplinary ideas
  • Full-time 3-year fixed term, remuneration package: $100K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super)

The University of Sydney is Australias first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7500 permanent staff, supporting over 52,000 students.


Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) in the Complex Systems Research Group (CSRG), led by Professor Mikhail Prokopenko, at the School of Civil Engineering within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies at the University of Sydney. 


http://bit.ly/1YTTTuv 

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Complex Networks and Systems Track of PhD in Informatics

The Complex Networks & Systems track of the PhD program in Informatics at Indiana University has been training a new kind of interdisciplinary scientist and professional for over a decade. With its unique interdisciplinary approach, our program offers an exciting opportunity to master the connections between theoretical, technological, biological, and social implications of complex networks and systems in a research-oriented curriculum. The program is hosted by faculty at the associated Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (CNetS) who are investigating complex systems in action, from determining how a YouTube video goes viral, mining Instagram data for public-health monitoring, developing models to predict the spread of online misinformation, studying innovation and conflict in parliamentary documents, to understanding the neural basis of behaviors.
Our program also capitalizes on the new Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI) with over 150 faculty members who participate in network science and complex systems research and who can serve in interdisciplinary Ph.D. advisory committees.


http://cnets.indiana.edu/phd/ 

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Assistant Professor in Urban Complexity at NTU Complexity Institute

The Complexity Institute at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore invites applications for an assistant professorship in urban complexity. Today the human condition has become the urban condition, and our collective future is closely linked to the destiny of our cities. We seek a creative scholar who uses the complexity lens to explore key policy questions such as mobility, health, population and environment in Singapore, Asia and beyond. The successful candidate will be appointed to the NTU Complexity Institute, the first of its kind in Asia, which promotes cross-disciplinary research exploring the principles that underlie complex adaptive systems. Depending on their field of specialization and research interests, the candidate will also be appointed to an assistant professorship in one of the Colleges of the University.


http://www.ntu.edu.sg/ohr/career/CurrentOpenings/FacultyOpenings/ci/Pages/Assistant-Professor-in-Urban-Complexity.aspx 

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Postdoc in Computational Neuroscience @IUBloomington

The position will be available in Spring 2016, but the starting date is flexible. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The successful candidate will be working with Professors Eduardo Izquierdo and Randall Beer to construct and analyze integrated neuromechanical models of behavior in the nematode worm C. elegans.


https://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/1962 

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Doctoral Program in Complexity Sciences

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The Doctoral Program in Complexity Sciences provides an integrated training that enable doctoral students understand the environment in which they live, by applying modelling methods and computer simulation, and solve complex problems using information technology, including support systems to organizational processes in complex environments. Developing these skills will enable the integration of multidisciplinary knowledge and the autonomously formulation of judgements from data that is often incomplete.


The Doctoral Program in Complexity Sciences is taught in ISCTE and FCUL. It has an international dimension based on a set of protocols to the Paris-Dauphine University (France), with the University of Savoie (France) and the Academy of Economic Studies of Bucharest (Romania). There are teachers of exchanges with the University Paul Sabatier in Toulouse (France), with the Open University (UK), with the University of Utrecht (Netherlands) and the University of Texas (USA).

 

The new curriculum comprehends a 1st curricular year and a 2nd and 3rd years mainly dedicated to research at PhD level. Students are invited to develop their research projects at LabMAg (FCUL, Lisbon), ISTAR (ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon), and IITGn (Gandhinagar, India).

 

A new class for the 1st curricular year will start in February 2016. Classes will take place on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 18h to 21h30.

 

Applications for the 1st curricular year are open until the 23rd of December, 2015. Applications are submitted through the form available at the ISCTE-IUL applications website.


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Network Science Institute @Northeastern

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The Network Science Institute was born out of our commitment to explore universality and predictability of systems to discover their function and develop intervention strategies to improve the health and security of human populations. The Institute is a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary lab space driven by the need to integrate models, theories and problem solving approaches across disciplines in research and education.


http://networkscienceinstitute.org 

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PhD Program in Engineering Social Technologies for a Responsible Digital Future

Delft University of Technology establishes a new PhD program inEngineering Social Technologies for a Responsible Digital Future. This initiative aims at strengthening complexity science for a better understanding of socio-technical systems and prepare for the challenges of today’s globalized and hyper-connected world.
The Faculty of Technology Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology focuses on complex socio-technical systems and infrastructures in energy, mobility, water management and infrastructures.
The Faculty of TPM is looking for 10 PhD candidates with a background in computational social science, data science, computer and engineering science, socio-physics, econo-physics, or similar, to jointly study and design complex socio-technical systems. Understanding complex socio-technical systems in a digital world requires advanced modeling, utilizing the potential of the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as big and smart data.  In order to achieve this, participatory and crowd-sourced approaches to data collection and model validation are needed. A range of issues regarding ethics, systems and governance (access, reliability, accountability and security, safety, privacy) are essential in our approach.


http://www.tbm.tudelft.nl/onderzoek/engineering-social-technologies-for-a-responsible-digital-future/ 

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