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EON Seed Grants call for proposals on the origins of life

EON is seeking applications for grants of up to US$50,000 to support internationally collaborative research projects on the topic of the origins of life.
The purpose of these grants is to support innovative high-risk/high-reward research projects, accomplishable during short periods of time (from 1 to 9 months) to be worked on by a team of two or more members or more, and addressing any of the main questions of the EON project:
– How did life arise on Earth?
– How common is life in the universe?
– What fundamental principles explain the emergence of life?
We welcome Seed Grant projects to be carried out at ELSI where office space and laboratory facilities for many types of study are available.
ELSI is a unique institution, chartered to study the origin of the Earth and the origin of Life as interconnected processes. EON is supported by the John Templeton Foundation and was initiated to link the global Origins of Life research community, build a shared research framework that integrates its many technical aspects, and train the next generation of origins researchers.

 

http://eon.elsi.jp/eon-seed-grants-now-available/

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Master of Complex Systems - The University of Sydney

This degree will provide you with the expertise to model, analyse and design resilient technological, socio-economic and socio-ecological systems as well as develop strategies for crisis forecasting and management.

 

http://sydney.edu.au/courses/master-of-complex-systems

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3 Full Professor (W-3) positions in Movement Ecology Cluster Universität Konstanz

3 Full Professor (W-3) positions in Movement Ecology Cluster Universität Konstanz | CxAnnouncements | Scoop.it

The Movement Ecology Cluster is a joint venture of the University of Konstanz and the Max Planck Society to decode the general mechanisms and principles of movement and collective behavior from the cellular to the population level. For this cluster, the University of Konstanz is filling as soon as possible 3 Full Professor (W-3) positions:

Full Professor of Organismal Interactions
http://www.uni-konstanz.de/stellenangebote/?cont=stellausw&seite=2016/054&id=3 

Full Professor of Aquatic Ecology
http://www.uni-konstanz.de/stellenangebote/?cont=stellausw&seite=2016/055&id=3 

Full Professor of Genetic Adaptation in Aquatic Systems
http://www.uni-konstanz.de/stellenangebote/?cont=stellausw&seite=2016/056&id=3



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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Information Processing in Eusocial Insect Collective Decision-making at Arizona State University

The Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science (http://beyond.asu.edu ), the School of Life Sciences (http://sols.asu.edu ), and the School of Computing, Informatics, and Decision Systems Engineering (http://cidse.engineering.asu.edu ) at Arizona State University invite applications for a postdoctoral research position investigating mechanisms of emergent computation in collective-decision making by eusocial insects. The anticipated research will combine techniques from information theory as applied to complex systems with experimental work on collective-decision making in nest-site selection by laboratory colonies of Temnothorax crevice-dwelling ants. The project is a collaboration between the groups of Sara Imari Walker (www.emergence.asu.edu ), Stephen C. Pratt (http://pratt.lab.asu.edu/ ) and Theodore P. Pavlic (http://www.tedpavlic.com/ ). The position is primarily theoretical, but there is opportunity to conduct experimental work.


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

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L’Oréal USA For Women In Science Program

L’Oréal USA For Women In Science Program | CxAnnouncements | Scoop.it
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

Society is at a crossroad | CxAnnouncements | Scoop.it

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.

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

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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See Also: http://hackingcreativity.com/researchmap 

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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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From Communism 2.0 to Capitalism 2.0: Tackling the Anthropocene Challenges

There is no doubt that humankind has changed the face of the planet fundamentally, and this has now a name: the age of the Anthropocene. However, the question is, whether we should be proud or concerned about it, and how long it will last. 

 

From Communism 2.0 to Capitalism 2.0: Tackling the Anthropocene Challenges
By Dirk Helbing

http://futurict.blogspot.ch/2016/03/from-communism-20-to-capitalism-20.html

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Two postdoc positions in complex networks and systems | Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research

Two postdoc positions in complex networks and systems | Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research | CxAnnouncements | Scoop.it

The Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research (CNetS.indiana.edu), jointly with the Indiana University Network Science Institute (IUNI.iu.edu), has two open postdoctoral positions on the characterization and modeling of complex systems. The appointments start in Fall 2016 for one year and are renewable for another year, subject to funding and performance. The salary is competitive and benefits are generous.


The postdocs will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary team that includes computer, physical, and cognitive scientists. The postdocs will work with Prof. Santo Fortunato on various areas of complex systems research, including community detection in networks, computational social science (opinion dynamics, online experiments on social influence) and science of science (citation and collaboration patterns between scientists, impact dynamics).

 

http://cnets.indiana.edu/blog/2016/03/02/two-postdocs-2016/

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2 Post-docs in Participatory City Making Delft University of Technology

2 Post-docs in Participatory City Making Delft University of Technology | CxAnnouncements | Scoop.it

The increasing complexity cities face calls for a different way of City Making, one that combines top-down management with bottom-up social innovation. The STW-funded Participatory City Making project considers the collaborative construction of new visions through small-scale experimenting as a way of triggering a process of broader change and transformation. The project explores methods and intervention strategies for participatory city making, and aims to take smart city activities a step further than the generalised smart city ‘visions’ by bringing together theories from (participatory) design research and transition management as well as perspectives from design thinking and system thinking.
We are seeking two excellent, motivated, and ambitious post-docs who are willing to join forces and develop with other researchers an arsenal of new tools enabling heterogeneous stakeholders to participate actively, as well as to explore the collaborative envisioned potential and articulate their own role in the new city making process. Post-doc 1 will uncover the unique governance perspective in participatory city making and will take a central role in developing the framework, incorporating contributions from partners, and providing guidelines for the tools. Post-doc 2 will focus on the outcomes of the research through the design approach as well as on the value of prototyping for systemic change.  


https://www.academictransfer.com/employer/TUD/vacancy/32490/lang/en/

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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

Postdoctoral Fellowships at UNAM | CxAnnouncements | Scoop.it

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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