This PhD thesis aims at investigating the cognitive and behavioral processes involved in collective decision-making in pedestrian groups with an approach that tightly combines experiments with models. We are looking for a student, familiar with the tools of statistical physics and the use of numerical simulations, which will participate in the design and analysis of dedicated experiments, and in the analytical and numerical study of theoretical models inspired from statistical physics and based on these experiments. Only non-French students can apply to the present PhD fellowship. Candidates must contact (complete CV and, if possible, a recommendation letter from a responsible of Master studies) both advisors (see the last page of this document) ideally before June 16th 2013. The position will start on October 2013 and the net salary (for 36 months) is around 1450€/month, including medical coverage. LPT and CRCA will cover travel expanses to Toulouse, a lively student city in the southwest of France.
The International Conference on EconoPhysics which will be held in Kavala Greece on September, 13-14, 2013. The conference is organized by Kavala’s Institute of Technology. Research papers have to be submitted by June 30th, 2013.
The Barcelona Graduate School of Economics welcomes the summer with a diverse range of summer schools in economics and related fields. These short summer programs are addressed to researchers, professionals and graduate students who want to improve their competences in specific fields of knowledge. Renowned academics and leading practitioners teach our summer school courses, which draw participants from all over the world. The 2013 summer course offering includes four professionally-oriented summer schools: Labor Economics Summer School, Banking Summer School, Microeconometrics Summer School, Macroeconometrics Summer School.
The Complex Systems Team is looking for a person interested in developing mathematical models for energy markets. The research is being done in cooperation with the Polish Transmission System Operator. The main task is to develop (i) computationally effective methods of designing sustainable energy market structures (uniform/zonal/nodal) and (ii) methods of market structures assessment.
The Group of Complex Systems and Random Networks (GNET) invites applications for two postdoctoral positions in the field of multiplex networks to develop analytic and computational tools for the study of the structural properties and dynamics of multiplex and interdependent networks.
The 2013 edition addresses PhD students and young researchers to the forefront of research activity on data mining and computational models for dynamic networks and social behavior. Recognized authorities in the field will give formal lectures tailoring these for an interdisciplinary audience. Participants will also have the opportunity to present the results of their research during a short communication session. As a whole, the planned summer school will allow participants to be exposed to cutting edge results in one of the most challenging research area, while at the same time enjoying the relaxing atmosphere of one of the most beautiful Italian islands.
We are searching for a creative and highly motivated researcher who is fascinated by the relationship between information flow on the Internet and real world behaviour, and who is keen to build interactive tools to allow various external stakeholders to explore this relationship, to work with Tobias Preis, Helen Susannah Moat and Nick Chater in the Behavioural Science Group at Warwick Business School.
The Journal of Statistical Physics has recently published a special issue on Statistical Mechanics and Social Sciences with contributions by several researchers from this field.
The 2nd International Conference on EconoPhysics (ICE) in Greece that will take place in Kavala from 13- 14 September of 2013 and is organised by the Kavala Institute of Technology. For more information, please visit the conference web site http://econophysicsii.teikav.edu.gr/ Conference topics include: · Chaos and Order In Economy · Non-linear Dynamics and Econometrics · Neural Networks and Economy · Thermodymanic Approach of Economy · Markets as Complex Adaptive Systems - Evolutionary Economics · Physics of Risk · Statistical and probabilistic methods in Economics and Finance · Evolutionary economics · Econophysics of Stock and other Markets · Complex socio-economic networks · Nonadditive entropy and nonextensive statistical mechanics in socio-economics · Agent-based models: Theory and Simulations The research papers have to be submitted by June 30th, 2013. Selective papers that will be accepted for presentation will also be included in the scientific journal “Journal of Science and Technology Review” (jestr.org). Official language of the conference is English. Selective papers from the 1st ICE are available in the special issue of “Journal of Science and Technology Review” (jestr.org). in the web adress: http://www.jestr.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=23&Itemid=61
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) is seeking to recruit postdoctoral research fellows to work in a research group within MPIDR directed by Prof. Dr. Frans Willekens. The new group will start on 1 April 2013 for an expected duration of three years and its work will focus on agent-based modeling (ABM) of international migration.The objective is to develop simulation models of causal mechanisms driving international migration. How do migration patterns emerge? Which feedback mechanisms give rise to migration systems?
Abstract submission deadline for STATPHYS 25 is on 31st March 2013. Abstract submission deadline for FNET 2013 is on 19th April 2013.
Vittoria Colizza, senior researcher at ISI Foundation (Turin, Italy) and at Inserm (Paris, France) is this year’s recipient of the Young Scientist Award for Socio and Econophysics. This is the third time that an Italian scientist receives the award of the German Physical Society (after Fabrizio Lillo in 2008 and Santo Fortunato, ISI researcher as well, in 2011), among the most prestigious prizes in the world in the field of the physics of social and economic systems, assigned to researchers under 40. Colizza receives today the prize in Regensburg, Germany, during the annual meeting of the German Physical Society.
Prof. Helbing's Chair of Sociology at ETH Zurich, in particular of Modeling and Simulation, has an interdisciplinary focus, bringing together sociologists, physicists, political scientists, and computer scientists in order to answer fundamental scientific questions regarding socially interactive systems, using a quantitative approach. In particular, the team uses a combination of modeling, simulation, data mining and experiments to address fundamental questions concerning the way our society works. Prof. Helbing is looking for 1 highly motivated postdoctoral student with a background in massive agent-based simulation of artificial societies using evolutionary game theoretical models for the ERC Advanced Investigator Grant "Momentum – Modeling the Emergence of Social Complexity and Order: How Individual and Societal Complexity Co-Evolve".
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position in the prediction and containment of livestock diseases with spatiotemporal network modeling.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has vacancies in the Centre for Transport Studies and are looking for highly able, enthusiastic and well motivated applicants wishing to make a career in one of Europe's leading teaching and research Institutions.
The Global Financial Crisis and the ensuing Great Recession call for new ideas in the modeling of the interplay between the financial system and the real economy. Several international reforms are pointing in the direction of increased monitoring, surveillance and regulation of different types of interlinkages. The demand for a deeper understanding of systemic risks that stem from interconnectedness, and their effects on the financing of real activities, is exceptionally high. The goal of the Workshop is to realize a gathering of an interdisciplinary group of researchers working in different areas, to improve the analysis and the modeling of interlinkages and the associated systemic risks.
The research proposal TRAMAN21 (Traffic Management for the 21st Century) has been recently selected by the European Research Council (ERC) to receive funding through an ERC Advanced Grant. The principal investigator of TRAMAN21 is Prof Markos Papageorgiou, Technical University of Crete, Greece. This is an announcement for 1 Post‐doc research position and 3 PhD candidate positions. Successful applicants will be hired from the 1st of March 2013, the earliest, and for a period of up to 4 years.
Supported by the Fritz Thyssen Stiftung, the Cologne Graduate School in Management, Economics and Social Sciences awards three post-doctoral fellowships. Applicants from all fields of Economics, Management and Social Sciences who have finished their PhD are invited to apply.
The Department of Sociology at Stony Brook University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning Fall 2013. We invite applications from all substantive areas and with training and/or research experience in utilizing the novel data and methodologies from the emergent field of Computational Social Science, e.g. large-scale digital data on social behavior, social network data, and data from internet experiments.
Institute IMDEA Networks is a networking research institute whose multinational team is engaged in cutting edge fundamental science. As a growing, English-speaking institute located in Madrid, Spain, IMDEA Networks offers a unique opportunity for pioneering scientists to develop their ideas. IMDEA Networks is establishing itself internationally at the forefront in the development of future Internet technologies and has already incorporated highly-reputed scientists (see our research team at http://www.networks.imdea.org/Researchteam/tabid/636/Default.aspx). Our researchers share the potential to shape the future of networking science over the coming years.