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Postdoctoral Fellow in Analysis and Modeling of Social Networks
The Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research
(CNetS.indiana.edu) at Indiana University, Bloomington has an open
postdoctoral position to study how ideas propagate through complex
online social networks. The position is funded by a McDonnell
Foundation's grant in Complex Systems (www.jsmf.org/grants/2011022/).
The appointment starts as early as possible after January 2013 for one
year and is renewable for up to 2 additional years. The salary is
competitive and benefits are generous.
The postdoc will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary team that
includes computer, physical, and cognitive scientists. The postdoc
will work with PIs Filippo Menczer and Alessandro Flammini, other
postdocs, and several PhD students on analysis and modeling of social
media data. Areas of focus will include information diffusion
patterns, epidemic models for the spread of ideas, interactions
between network traffic and structure dynamics, and agent-based models
to explain the emergence of viral bursts of attention. Domains of
study will include politics, scientific knowledge, and world events.
Go to the grant page or cnets.indiana.edu/groups/nan/truthy for
further details on the team and project.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in computing or physical sciences;
a strong background in analysis and modeling of complex systems and
networks; and solid programming skills necessary to handle big data
and develop large scale simulations.
To apply, send a CV and names and emails of three references by email
to <[log in to unmask]> or by mail to CNetS, 919 E 10th Street,
Bloomington, IN 47408, USA. Applications received by 15 December 2012
will receive full consideration, but applications will be considered
until the position is filled.
Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. Applications from women and minorities are strongly
encouraged. IU Bloomington is vitally interested in the needs of Dual
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