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The Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research
( at Indiana University, Bloomington has an open
postdoctoral position to study how information spreads through complex
online social networks. The position funded by the DARPA program on
Computational Simulation of Online Social Behavior (SocialSim). The
anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2018
(negotiable). This is an annual renewable appointment for up to 3
years subject to performance and funding.

The postdoc will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary team that
includes computer, physical, and cognitive scientists. The postdoc
will work with PIs Filippo Menczer, Yong-Yeol Ahn and Alessandro
Flammini, other postdocs, and several PhD students on analysis and
modeling of social media data. Areas of focus will include empirical
analysis of information diffusion patterns, agent-based models for the
spread of information, and cognitive models of information processing.
Go to for further details on the team and related
current projects.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in computing, mathematical or
physical sciences; a strong background in analysis and modeling of
complex systems and networks; a strong interest in computational
social science; and solid programming skills necessary to handle big
data and develop large scale simulations.

To apply, upload a letter of interest, a CV, a list of publications,
and names and emails for three professional references using this
online application link
( Questions may be sent
to by email to Tara Holbrook ( For
best consideration, apply by 8 October 2017.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action
employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity,
color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national
origin, disability status or protected veteran status.


Filippo Menczer
Professor of Informatics and Computer Science
Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research
Indiana University Network Science Institute

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