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January 3-16, 2021


The Complex Networks Winter Workshop (CNWW) is a 2-week 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.

Exceptionnally, the CNWW will be online this year. 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.


Applications are open until October 23, 2020.

Up to 80 international graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and professionals from different disciplines will be accepted.

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  • Program

    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
    • Complex Networks applications in Northern Research

    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.


    Check out the 2018 and 2019 editions for programs, faculty and pictures.

  • Faculty

    Antoine Allard, Assistant professor, Département de physique, de génie physique et d'optique, Université Laval, Québec, Canada

    Laurent Hébert-Dufresne, Assistant Professor, University of Vermont Department of Computer Science; Member, The Vermont Complex Systems Center

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

    Brooke Foucault Welles, Associate professor, Department of Communications Studies, member of the Network Science Institute, Northeastern University

    Dominique Gravel, professeur et titulaire de la Chaire de recherche du Canada en écologie intégrative, Université de Sherbrooke

    Elizabeth Hobson, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cincinnati

    Daniel B. Larremore, Assistant Professor, Univ. Colorado Boulder BioFrontiers Institute & Dept. of Computer Science

    Brandon Ogbunu, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Brown University

    Eleanor A. Power, Assistant Professor, Department of Methodology, London School of Economics & Political Science

    Samuel Scarpino, Assistant Professor in the Network Science Institute, Northeastern University

    Cassidy Sugimoto, Professor, School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering, Indiana University Bloomington

    Hyejin Youn, Assistant Professor, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

    Jean-Gabriel Young, James S. McDonnell Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan

    More experts announced soon.

  • Application requirements

    The following documents must be provided:

    • Completed application form
    • Up-ti-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.

  • 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

    Updated for Virtual CNWW - All Participants: $0



Please fill out the online form:

Submit an application




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For more information, please contact:

Marie-France Gévry 

Training programs coordinator


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