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IFISC SCHOLARSHIPS 2013-2014: Physics of Complex Systems

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IFISC (the Institute for Cross-Discipinary Physics and Complex Systems) announces a call for mobility fellowships for its masters degree in Physics of Complex Systems. The fellowships are aimed at covering all or part of the costs of travel, living and tuition fees of students enrolling in the master's course 2013-2014.

More information can be found in the web address http://ifisc.uib-csic.es/master/page/fellowship

 

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VACANCY: Data and Network Visualization Artist/Researcher Northeastern University Boston

Data and Network Visualization Artist/Researcher Northeastern University Boston, Massachusetts USA

 

DESCRIPTION:
We are searching for an individual with expertise in data visualization and design, who will establish, conduct and effectively manage projects in data and network visualization, working with members of the Center for Complex Network Research and BarabásiLab (www. barabasilab.com) at Northeastern University in Boston. There are also collaborative opportunities with other labs (lead by Professors Lazer and Vespignani). We seek individuals with demonstrated ability to balance multiple projects and shift priorities as organizational demands require. Solid experience in data visualization and graphic design/presentation software and tools. Salary is competitive and commensurate with background and experience.

REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's required (Master preferred) in information design and data visualization or a related field and demonstrated expertise in the following:
• Programing: JavaScript, Processing, Python • Graphic Skills: Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign • Web Design: Dreamweaver

HOW TO APPLY:
E-mail résumé with a Cover Letter, two Letters of Recommendations and link to portfolio (if applicable) to:
Suzanne Aleva via suzaleva@gmail.com.

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Complexity Science, Learning Analytics & Collective Intelligence

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FuturlCT is a FET Flagship project using collective, participatory research, integrated across the fields of ICT, the social sciences and complexity science, to design socio-‐inspired technology and develop a science of global, socially interactive systems. The project will bring together, on a global level, Big Data, new modelling techniques and new forms of interaction, leading to a new understanding of society and its co-‐ evolution with technology. It will place Europe at the forefront of a major scientific drive to understand, explore and manage our complex, connected world in a more sustainable and resilient manner.

In this open access special issue of EPJST, you’ll find a fascinating set of contributions from European scientists who set out a 10 year research agenda within their fields: what are the really tough problems? There are also visionary position papers outlining the kind of socio-technical infrastructure that FuturICT will investigate, and a foregrounding of the ethical dimensions that human Big Data and Analytics always raise.
• Foreword
• Introduction: The FuturICT knowledge accelerator towards a more resilient and sustainable future
• FuturICT: Participatory computing to understand and manage our complex world in a more sustainable and resilient way
• Accelerating scientific discovery by formulating grand scientific challenges
• A planetary nervous system for social mining and collective awareness
• Towards a living earth simulator
• Towards a global participatory platform: Democratising open data, complexity science and collective intelligence
• FuturICT – The road towards ethical ICT
• Theoretical and technological building blocks for an innovation accelerator
• The FuturICT education accelerator
• Challenges in complex systems science
• Challenges in network science: Applications to infrastructures, climate, social systems and economics
• A complex systems approach to constructing better models for managing financial markets and the economy
• Manifesto of computational social science
• Exploratory of society
• An economic and financial exploratory
• Socio-inspired ICT: Towards a socially grounded society-ICT symbiosis
• Complexity aided design: The FuturICT technological innovation paradigm
• Causality discovery technology
• Smart cities of the future
• Data and models for exploring sustainability of human well-being in global environmental change
• The emerging energy web
• Towards integrative risk management and more resilient societies
• Linking science and arts: Intimate science, shared spaces and living experiments
• Big science and big administration: Confronting the governance, financial and legal challenges of FuturICT
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VACANCY: Assistant Professor in computational social science on behalf of University of Vermont

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VACANCY: Assistant Professor in Computational Social Science on behalf of University of Vermont

 

The University of Vermont (UVM) seeks a tenure track assistant professor with outstanding research and teaching capabilities in the realm of Computational Social Science. Candidates will be expected to have a Ph.D. in a computationally-focused program within the social and economic sciences, or in one of the computational, mathematical, and natural sciences. The successful candidate will join the Complex Systems Spire, one of UVM's three Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives (TRI) (http://www.uvm.edu/~tri), as well as UVM's Complex Systems Center (http://www.uvm.edu/~cmplxsys/). The candidate's tenure home---department and college---will be based on the individual's background and research interests, and will be determined during the appointment process. 

 

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake an active program of scientific research that leads to global, national, and local impact, and to the growth of UVM as a leading institution in the data-driven study of large-scale, sociotechnical, and socionatural phenomena; to seek and obtain extramural funding for their research; and to design and evolve successful new courses in the computational social sciences at the graduate and undergraduate level. Teaching, training, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students will be required in this position. The successful candidate's research and teaching activities will be in part facilitated by the Vermont Advanced Computing Core, UVM's high performance supercomputing facility, whose continued growth and evolution will be part of the individual's research agenda.

 

The University of Vermont, established in 1791, is located 90 miles south of Montreal between the Adirondack and Green Mountains on the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont, a city of 50,000, consistently recognized for its quality of life, from outdoor recreation to cultural events. UVM, with over 85,000 alumni, is a comprehensive research university comprising eight schools and colleges, a Graduate College, and a College of Medicine and offers its employees competitive salaries, outstanding benefits and a superior academic workplace.

 

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their letter of interest information about how they will further this goal. The University of Vermont is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to increasing faculty diversity and welcomes applications from women and underrepresented ethnic, racial and cultural groups and from people with disabilities.

 

Candidates must apply online at www.uvmjobs.com<http://www.uvmjobs.com>. Search for the position using posting number only (0040628). Include a curriculum vitae; two representative publications; a statement of research focus a statement of teaching interests; and the contact information of three references. The reference providers will be emailed information on how to upload their letters. Review of applications will begin on a rolling basis starting December 1, 2012.

 

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications
from women, veterans and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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