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8 fellowships for applied research internships in ISI Foundation for excellence projects on Data Science and Social Impact supported by Fondazione CRT's Lagrange Project, with the scientific coordination of the ISI Foundation

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Many complex systems in physics, biology, neuroscience, engineering, and social science can be modeled as networks of interacting nodes. In many cases, each node is a dynamical system which evolves under the influence of the other nodes it is connected to in the network.

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For the sixth year, the Mediterranean School of Complex Networks is exploring the wide variety of applications in which the network theory is revealed as a perfect instrument to model the structure of complex systems.

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Hacking the hype in digital health

10 September 2019

L'algoritmo e l'oracolo

Predire (e cambiare) il futuro grazie alla scienza

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From 2nd to 4th September, Zurich is hosting the third European Symposium on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science. Held at the ETH Zürich campus, the event concludes a series of three yearly symposia: after «Inequality and Imbalance» (London 2017) and «Bias and Discrimination» (Cologne 2018), this year the focus is on «Polarization and Radicalization».

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Open Position

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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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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International trade issues and economic ramifications of the African Swine Fever crisis in Europe. 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.

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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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