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The IMT Atlantique, an Elite Graduate School specialized in digital 
technology, energy and environment invites applications for the position 
of a Post-Doctoral Scholar in Social Dynamics research group.

The person will leverage and improve methods from Social Network 
Analysis and Temporal Motifs identification in Complex Networks to 
advance theory and applications in the area of interaction analysis in 
Temporal Networks.

This will be interdisciplinary research with applications in Learning 
Analytics and social practices in the media sector, where Economists, 
Sociologists or practitioners in education study collective phenomena 
emerging from the interactions of individuals.

The person will be involved with at least one of the following two projects:

1) Learning Analytics: Collect and explore data about learning and 
between learners with the aim of transforming this data into new 
insights that can benefit students, teachers, and administrators.
This project is funded by the Institut Carnot Telecom & Digital Society.

2) Pluralism of online news: Collaborate on data analysis to develop 
novel theories and contribute to the development of innovative 
approaches in the study of news consumption behavior and community of 
opinion dynamics. This project is funded by the French National Research 
Agency and is conducted with the Universities Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 
3 and La Rochelle.

Statement of duties:

- Conduct high quality research in the general area of social dynamics
- Collaborate with graduate students
- Supervise small, interdisciplinary teams that involve graduate and 
undergraduate students
- Prepare and publish research findings in journals and at national 


Candidates should have a Ph.D. in computer science as well as evidence 
of conducting research aligned with the projects’ interests. Applicants 
should have a track record of publishing in the areas of complex network 
science. Applications should have strong research experience with 
machine learning, handling large datasets, and Python development. 
Ideally, candidates have experience in motif detection in temporal networks.

Appointment status: The position is a full-time appointment (100%) for 
an initial period of 12 months. Start date will be March 1, 2019.

Salary statement: Salary will be commensurate with experience from 2528 
€ gross/monthly.

Application process: To apply for this position, please send your cover 
letter, CV, up to three related publications, and the name and contact 
information for three references to Laurent Brisson 
([log in to unmask]) and Cécile Bothorel 
([log in to unmask]).

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Close date for applications: February 14th, 2019

Kind regards,

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