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Networks of the North: Structure and Function

International PhD School

December 15 - 21, 2018, Québec city, Canada

 

Sentinel North in collaboration with the Complex Systems Center of the University of Vermont and the Networks Science Institute of Northeastern University announce the Complex Networks Winter Workshop (CNWW), to be held on December 15 to 21, 2018 in Quebec city, on the theme "Networks of the North: Structure and Function".

This week-long international school offers an extraordinary opportunity for participants to engage in rigorous transdisciplinary complexity science research alongside some of the top thought leaders in the field of networks. Around 40 international graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and professionals from different disciplines will be recruited.

 

Application is open until August 6, 2018.
 

 

Check out the CNWW official page for all program and application details.

 

Complex Networks Winter Workshop

CNWW official site

 

  • Program

    The Complex Networks Winter Workshop (CNWW) is a week-long international school that offers an extraordinary opportunity for participants to engage in rigorous transdisciplinary complexity science research alongside some of the top researchers in the field of networks. The CNWW is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professionals. The lectures will present open problems and recent advances in the field of complex networks. Participants of this program will collaborate in small transdisciplinary research groups involving other participants as well as faculty. All course lectures will be given in English. 

    The CNWW will focus on the themes detailed below and promote a lively, versatile and dynamic approach that includes lectures and a strong hands-on component framed by experts from a variety of disciplines.

    • Introduction to Network Theory
    • Random Networks
    • Social, Ecological, Technological Networks
    • Epidemiological Networks
    • Big Data and Complex Networks
    • Thematic Lectures: Network Perspective on Northern Complex Systems


    The training will also allow the development of interpersonal skills such as networking and international scientific collaboration, creativity and communication in a transdisciplinary research context.

  • Faculty

    Scientific personnel

    • Antoine Allard, Co-CNWW Director Assistant professor, Département de physique, de génie physique et d'optique, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

    • Jim Bagrow, Assistant professor, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vermont

    • Patrick Desrosiers, Affiliate professor, Centre de recherche CERVO; Département de physique, Université Laval; Dynamica research group

    • Peter Dodds, Director, Vermont Complex Systems Center

    • Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, CNWW Director Assistant professor, University of Vermont Department of Computer Science; Member, The Vermont Complex Systems Center

    • Elspeth Ready, Postdoctoral research associate, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    • Puck Rombach, Assistant professor, Mathematics & Statistics, Vermont Complex Systems Center

    • Samuel Scarpino, Assistant professor in the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University


    Organization personnel

    • Juniper Lovato, Director of outreach for complex systems, UVM Complex Systems Center 

    • Marie-France Gévry, Training programs coordinator, Sentinel North, Université Laval 

    • Louis J. Dubé, Research professor, Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Optics, Université Laval 
  • Application requirements

    • Completed application form
    • Up-to-date curriculum vitae


    Applications will be accepted from graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and professionals. We envision a diverse cohort of participants for the CNWW, applicants from all disciplines with an interest in networks are encouraged to apply. Proficiency in English and some background in science or mathematics are required. Participants are expected to attend the entire session. Applicants are welcome from all geographic regions. Underrepresented minorities and women are encouraged to apply. 

    Applications will be accepted until August 6, 2018. Applicants will be notified by email on or before August 17th about the status of their acceptance.

  • Selection criteria

    Applications will be evaluated by the CNWW Selection Committee based on the evaluation criteria below.

    Knowledge transfer is a major goal of the CNWW. For this reason, participants will be chosen based not only on the excellence of their academic record, but also on their ability to share their knowledge and openness to thinking and learning outside established frameworks. 

    Selection criteria include:

    - The excellence of the academic record
    - Ability to research, transdisciplinary collaboration and leadership
    - Relevance of the applicant's research field with the CNWW

  • Participation fees

    - UVM, Université Laval, and Northeastern Students: $400 USD
    - Academic, Non-profit, Government: $ 850 USD
    - Corporate: $1,600 USD

    A limited number of tuition waivers will be given on the basis of merit and need. Please contact juniper.lovato@uvm.edu for more information

    Registration fees include:

    School registration
    Teaching materials
    Meals (Breakfast and Lunch, coffee breaks, and two evening reception dinners)

    Registration fees do not include:

    Your transportation to Quebec (including your visa fees, if applicable)
    Accommodation costs at Monastère des Augustines (~$100CAD / night + taxes)
    Fee for any other activity not included in the school program
    Your personal expenses

    Payment must be received in full at least one month before the start of the session. Payment details will be provided to selected applicants.

     

    Manoir des Augustines

     


Partners

 

 

Vermont complex systems center

network science institute university northeastern

 

Application

To apply, visit the official CNWW website and fill the online form.

CNWW Official Site

 


 

For more information, please contact:

Marie-France Gévry

Training programs coordinator
marie-france.gevry@sn.ulaval.ca
418-656-2131 ext. 8910