August 18, 2012
Wanting to hire
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Study of Networks
Along with Cris Moore, I am looking to hire a postdoc in the area of complex networks and statistical inference. There are two such positions available, one located at the Santa Fe Institute (working with Cris) and one at the University of Colorado Boulder (working with me). Both are funded by a grant from DARPA to investigate the use of generative models to perform statistical inference in complex networks. The larger team includes Mark Newman at the University of Michigan, and there will be ample opportunity to travel and collaborate among the three institutions.
The grant has a particular emphasis on community detection methods, including methods for detecting changes in community structure in dynamic graphs; functional groups that are not merely "clumps" of densely connected nodes; predicting missing links and identifying spurious ones; building on incomplete or noisy information about the network, generalizing from known attributes of nodes and edges to unknown ones; and identifying surprising or anomalous structures or events.
If you are interested in applying, or know someone who has a strong quantitative background in physics, statistics or computer science, see the application information.
The application deadline is 13 January 2013 with an anticipated start date of May or August 2013.
Onward, upward (2012 edition)
Long-time readers will have noticed the distinct lack of blog activity over the past few months. I decided to take the summer off from blogging in order to focus on finishing or pushing along as many projects as possible (like this one, about "How large should whales be?") before the arrival of my daughter Parker Grace Clauset, who was naturally born on 31 July 2012. I am very proud of her momma and am excited to embark on this new and profound journey. Regular blogging will resume shortly.