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The team at ISI Foundation, which coordinates the development and scientific activities of the Influenzanet network, is looking for a Developer to manage and maintain the deployment of the Influenzanet platform in Italy and several other countries.<br><br>

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, for the first time in an epidemic, it has been possibile to track through digital platforms in real time all the dramatic changes in human behaviors caused by public health advice, stay-at-home orders and self-imposed limitations. Digital traces such as mobile phone data, social media posts, search engine queries, bank transactions have revealed how the pandemic has deeply changed our daily habits, such as mobility patterns and social and economic interactions.

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Within the EvoGamesPlus ITN project, we offer 1 fully-funded 3-year position for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs).

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La Strategia Dati Nazionale sta diventando realtà. Il Dipartimento per la trasformazione digitale della Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri, insieme ad altri quattordici enti, ha redatto le linee guida di una strategia incentrata sulle esigenze e sui bisogni dei cittadini, nell'ottica di una gestione dei dati pubblici basata sul rispetto dei diritti umani, sulla democrazia e sulla sostenibilità.

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There is a new simple, robust, scaling law in the studies of human travel, that includes a component rarely considered in previous theories: visitation frequency, i.e. the number of trips that someone makes to a location per unit of time. In a new paper recently out in Nature, a team of researchers including former ISI affiliate Michael Szell suggests that the number of visitors to any location decreases as the inverse square of the product of their visiting frequency and travel distance.

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17 February 2020

The aim of this workshop is to encourage the community to use new sources of data to study the wellbeing of vulnerable populations including children, elderly, racial or ethnic minorities, socioeconomically disadvantaged, underinsured or those with certain medical conditions.

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In 2019, following a decrease of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine’s coverage and a 30% rise in measles cases worldwide, the World Health Organization declared vaccine hesitancy one of the 10 biggest threats to global health. Alternative vaccination schedules are becoming more and more popular among parents: identifying them and understanding the determinants of their hesitancy toward vaccines could help addressing their concerns through targeted interventions.

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What is the effect of social inequalities on the mitigation of COVID-19? How did the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) correlate with the human economic and development conditions of different communities in a big metropolitan area like Santiago de Chile? And how can anonymized mobile phone data help us in getting a data-driven characterization of the unfolding of the epidemic?

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La Legge Finanziaria per il &nbsp;2021 prevede la possibilità di destinare il 5 per mille delle tue imposte alla Fondazione ISI, in quanto Ente di Ricerca Scientifica

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Misinfo 2021 Workshop

Misinfo 2021 is an event co organized by ISI Foundation Scientific Director Francesco Bonchi and co located within the WWW conference happening today April 15th, 2021.

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Dare risalto alle ricercatrici e ai ricercatori italiani impegnati all'estero e valorizzare l'attività nazionale di ricerca scientifica, mostrandone la potenzialità come attrattore di nuove risorse da tutto il mondo: sono questi gli obiettivi della maratona scientifica digitale organizzata dal Festival delle Scienze di Roma in occasione della Giornata della Ricerca Italiana nel Mondo del 15 aprile, durante la quale interverrà il professor Mario Rasetti, presidente della Fondazione ISI.

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Originally set &nbsp;in Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, in the heart of Europe, inside the program &nbsp;of the Web Conference 2021, the Data Science for Social Good workshop developed as a series of online Zoom presentations, with participants joining from home.

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The ISI Foundation is looking for excellent candidates at all levels of seniority to join the Learning and Algorithms for Data Analytics research area, to contribute to both fundamental and applied research projects.

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Contact tracing, both manual and potentially with digital apps, is considered a key ingredient in the control of infectious disease outbreaks. During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, for example, it has been widely considered, discussed, and experimented in the strategies making it possible to alleviate the lockdown and to return to a quasi-normal functioning of society. However, the current leading modeling framework for evaluating contact tracing is highly stylized, lacking important features and heterogeneities present in real-world contact patterns that are relevant for epidemic dynamics.

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Social media may limit the exposure to diverse perspectives and favor the formation of groups of like-minded users framing and reinforcing a shared narrative, that is, echo chambers. However, the interaction paradigms among users and feed algorithms greatly vary across social media.

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Humans can effortlessly perform many kinds of task at the same time, such as walking, talking and responding to their surroundings, all of which presumably involve extensive simultaneous computations. On the other hand, they are radically constrained in their ability to perform other kinds of task concurrently, such as planning a grocery list while simultaneously carrying out multidigit mental arithmetic. As recent work has suggested, these fundamental features of human cognitive function may be explained by a tradeoff between two kinds of use of parallel distributed computing in network architectures: the first focuses on incorporating a variety of interacting constraints in the learning and processing of complex representations (“interactive parallelism”); the second kind, in contrast, focuses on the capacity of a network to carry out multiple processes independently (“independent parallelism”).

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Public opinion polarization is on the rise, as suggested by data collected across a variety of political and ethical issues. Opinions on different topics can also be correlated: Individuals advocating rights for transgender people, for example, are likely to also support same-sex couples. Strikingly, data shows correlations also between unrelated topics, such as rights of transgender people and the debate about whether the U.S. should build a wall at the border to Mexico.

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Lagrange Prize - CRT Foundation 2020

Since 2008, every Autumn has been marked by the celebration of the Lagrange-Fondazione CRT Award, promoted by the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Torino and coordinated with the scientific advice of Fondazione ISI.

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Organized by the Complex Systems Society, the Conference on Complex Systems is the most important annual meeting of the international complex systems community. CCS 2020 will be online, from 7 to 11 December on Zoom, and several ISI Foundation researchers will join its main programme and satellite sessions.

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Can your Facebook friendships help in predicting your next phone call? While network science is a pivotal tool to characterize the structure of real world complex systems, link prediction algorithms can help to reconstruct networks from incomplete data sets and to forecast future interactions in evolving networks. Facebook, indeed, is a good example of how the second task may be routinely applied on online social networks.

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Big Data, salute e impatto sociale: Fondazione ISI alla Biennale Tecnologia di Torino

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ISI Foundation partner of Periscope, a new H2020 project funded by the European Commission to understand social, economic, behavioural and mental health related aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic

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I modelli epidemiologici predittivi sono modelli matematici che individuano alcuni parametri chiave e, analizzando i dati disponibili, propongono scenari possibili sull’andamento di un'epidemia. Prima dell'arrivo del Covid-19, questi modelli erano conosciuti soprattutto dagli addetti ai lavori: gli scienziati che li sviluppavano e i sistemi sanitari che li utilizzavano per la prevenzione e il controllo delle epidemie (come avvenuto con successo, per esempio, nei casi di Ebola e Zika).

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Low-dimensional embeddings, from classical spectral embeddings to modern neural-net-inspired methods, are a cornerstone in the modeling and analysis of complex networks.

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Lunedì 12 ottobre saranno presentati i risultati del lavoro degli otto borsisti Lagrange attualmente al lavoro presso OGR, dove Fondazione ISI e Fondazione CRT hanno stabilito un centro focalizzato su "Data Science for Social Good".

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Eventi e Covid-19

È online “Eventi e Covid-19”, piattaforma che stima il rischio di presenza del virus in eventi collettivi

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Covid doesn't stop WiDS . For the third consecutive year, ISI Foundation is one of the 75+ locations worldwide hosting the Stanford Women in Data Science conference. The event for women leadership and innovation will take place online, Monday 28th September.

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ISI Foundation joins NetSci 2020

ISI Foundation is joining NetSci 2020, the flagship conference of the Network Science Society, taking place online from 17 to 25 September, with a strong participation in satellite symposiums and main conference talks.

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