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The One Health Center of Excellence at University of Florida and ISI Foundation, in Turin, Italy, are looking to fill a Master degree position in the area of Digital Epidemiology, focusing on the digital surveillance of public health-related issues and the communication around it. The work contributes to the ongoing efforts in disease tracking and public health-related monitoring using alternative sources of information, including participatory surveillance, social media, and other digital traces, as well as the tracking of potential misinformation. The appointed researcher will participate in the design and deployment of diverse activities, ranging from epidemiological studies to social media analytics tools, contributing to interdisciplinary work at the crossroads of epidemiology and Public Health, data science, and computational social science, under the supervision of Prof. <strong>Ilaria Capua</strong> (Director of the One Health Center of Excellence) and Dr. <strong>Daniela Paolotti</strong> (Research Leader at the Digital Epidemiology group, ISI Foundation).<br><br>

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Topology describes relations and has long been a central concept in neuroscience. A Focus Feature in the Mit Press journal Network Neuroscience, co-curated by ISI Foundation Research Leader Giovanni Petri (as guest editor), offers a unified overview of the emerging field of topological neuroscience, showing its applications from macro- to microscales of the nervous system.

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Though domestic dogs (Canis familiaris) are a social species and a reservoir for several zoonotic infections, few studies have empirically determined contact patterns within dog populations.

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From 17th to 20th July, the University of Amsterdam hosted the5th International Conference on Computational Social Science. Leading scientists and experts from all over the world gathered at the Roeterseiland Campus to meet &nbsp;and discuss computational problems in the study of social systems and dynamics.

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Are school-closure policies effective for mitigating seasonal and pandemic influenza? In a new study, an international team of scientists including ISI Foundation Researcher Maria Litvinova measured the behavior of the population during regular school days and when classes are closed as the consequence of an influenza mitigation policy.&nbsp;

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Today afternoon at the plenary sessions of the XXXVII Reunión Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Física ISI Foundation President Mario Rasetti reviewed the motivations at the basis of the use of “Topological Data Analysis” (TDA) in data science.

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ISI Foundation is joining SECS19 in Lipari, the third international workshop on Complex Networks from socio-economic systems to biology and brain, held in the Sicily island from 13th to 19th July.&nbsp;

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ISI Foundation Scientific Director Ciro Cattuto is among the keynote speakers at SUPF 2019, the sixth workshop on Smart Urban Policy Futures, organized by the Connected Cities Group of the University of Greenwich in London.

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From 9th to 10th July, London is hosting the i-sense Digital Health Conference, a two-days series of talks, panel discussion and keynotes aimed to share the latest innovations in quality digital health research around infectious diseases, and to offer the opportunity to build and strengthen collaborations across different sectors.

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CSS/Italy 2019 is the First Italian Regional Conference on Complex Systems, organized by CSS/Italy to promote the dissemination of Complexity Science and interdisciplinary scholarly exchange for complex systems researchers and practitioners in Italy.

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Risk averse graph mining

16 July 2019

“Effect of Values and Technology Use on Exercise: Implications for Personalized Behavior Change Interventions” by ISI Foundation Research Leader Yelena Mejova and ISI Researcher Kyriaki Kalimeri received the Best Paper Award at the 27th ACM Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization in Larnaca, Cyprus.

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University of Bath Assistant Professor in Applied Mathematics and ISI Foundation researcher Tiago P. Peixoto is the winner of the 2019 Network Science Society Erdős–Rényi Prize.

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<strong>International trade issues and economic ramifications of the African Swine Fever crisis in Europe<br></strong><br>The six-month fellowship addresses the African Swine Fever crisis in Europe, with a completely novel multi-layer interdisciplinary approach that involves as core institutions Luiss University, the University of Florida, the Institute for Scientific Interchange and other partner institutions.<br><br><br><br>

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Complex networks describe well the connectivity of systems of various nature and have been widely and successfully used as the underlying structure on which the spreading of diseases occurs.

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There has been a recent surge in the representations of networks, especially in the development of methods to create embedding for networks that preserve important properties of the original structure, while representing it in a lower dimensional space.

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Advances in information technology are changing public health at an unprecedented rate. One of the most evident changes is that it has become easy for members of the general public to contribute to public health surveillance, practice, and policy by sharing personal and health-related information through digital media. However, these new models bring new responsibilities, and raise ethical issues on top of those inherent in traditional forms of public health surveillance.

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Sono aperte le iscrizioni per partecipare a CorDATA – Tech and Data Opportunities for Good and Cooperation, il nuovo programma di formazione e sensibilizzazione sui temi del Data4Good e delle Tecnologie Civiche, in programma a Torino dal 9 settembre al 15 ottobre 2019.

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Mining Big Data Streams

24 May 2019

Quali sono le convergenze, i punti di contatto e le potenziali sinergie tra Intelligenza Artificiale e Blockchain? Ne ha parlato Francesco Bonchi, Deputy Director – Industrial Research di ISI Foundation a «Initial Coin Offerings», l'appuntamento organizzato da Consob martedì 21 maggio all'Università Bocconi di Milano per affrontare i temi legati al settore delle «cripto-attività».

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The ISI Foundation is looking for an excellent candidate to fill an open post-doctoral researcher position in the Financial AI Lab, a mixed initiative between fundamental research performed at ISI Foundation and real-world business-driven challenges posed by Intesa Sanpaolo Group. This Turin-based R&amp;D lab was founded by Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center with the Scientific Advising of ISI Foundation, with the aim of supporting, leveraging, and developing disruptive technologies to profoundly innovate the company’s processes and businesses.

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In the last decade drug overdose deaths reached staggering proportions in the US, with a steep acceleration of yearly deaths by 21% from 2015 to 2016.

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Technology innovation is not enough. From climate change to income inequality to geopolitical upheaval and terrorism, the contemporary world has also a strong need for social innovation.

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Held from 6th to 10th May in the Les Houches Physics School in the Chamonix Valley of French Alps, Critical and Collective Effects in Graphs and Networks 2019.

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