***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Apologies for cross-posting. Deadline for application: 28 Feb 2017. The Alpha Lab (http://TheAlphaLab.org) at Dalian University of Technology, China conducts interdisciplinary, application-driven academic research in social computing, computational social science, big data, and mobile social networks. The Lab currently has 30+ student members, including over 10 PhD students (from seven countries on this planet!). We are opening 3 PhD student positions in research areas like data science, computational social science, data analytics, big scholarly data, social network analysis, etc. All positions will be coupled to full Chinese Government Scholarships. Basic living allowance will be 3,500 RMB/month, plus Comprehensive Medical Insurance and Benefit. The scholarships are exempt from registration fee, tuition, and fee for basic learning materials. Accommodation on campus will be provided for free. The University will offer excellent working conditions. Supervisor: Professor Feng XIA (http://fengxia.net/) Working location: Dalian University of Technology @ Dalian, China Starting date: September 2017 PhD duration: 4 years Qualifications 1. Applicants shall have a master's degree in related discipline. 2. A good command of the English language (in speaking and in writing) is required. 3. Research experience in related areas is a plus. Application procedure Before submitting the full application (to the University), each potential applicant should first send an initial application via email to Dr. Feng Xia ([log in to unmask]). The application should include a detailed CV (including email addresses of two referees, detailed contact information, etc), and at least two best scientific documents/publications written by yourself (in English). The deadline for applications is 28 Feb 2017. A few candidates will be shortlisted for full application. Interested applicants are highly encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. We will not accept applications once the positions are fulfilled. For further information regarding these positions, please contact Dr. Feng Xia ([log in to unmask]). -- Feng XIA, PhD, Professor ACM/IEEE/CCF Senior Member, AAAS Member Director, The Alpha Lab (http://TheAlphaLab.org) Head, Department of Cyber Engineering Assistant Dean, School of Software Dalian University of Technology Development Zone, Dalian 116620, China Email: [log in to unmask]; [log in to unmask] URL: http://FengXia.NET _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.