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Funding is confirmed for a three-year ARC project on the statistical modelling of social networks and criminal careers, to begin in 2012. The project will investigate extended latent class models for the grouping of actors in social networks, and their application to the dynamics and evolution of complex networks, with applications in social psychology and criminology.


The project will be directed by Professor Murray Aitkin, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Melbourne, with joint principal investigators Professor Pip Pattison, Department of Psychology, University of Melbourne, and Professor Brian Francis, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Lancaster.


Applications are invited for the position of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow on this project at the University of Melbourne. Applicants should have a PhD and a good background in applied statistical modelling; experience in statistical computing and in social network analysis would be a distinct advantage. The project may appeal to statisticians, psychometricians, applied social scientists and computer scientists.


Detailed information will be available shortly on the University of Melbourne Web site.


Further information may be obtained from Professor Murray Aitkin, at


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Dr Garry Robins
Psychological Sciences
University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010

Tel: 61 3 8344 4454
Fax: 61 3 9347 6618
Web: www.psych.unimelb.edu.au/people/staff/RobinsG.html

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