Open Position

Within the EvoGamesPlus ITN project, we offer 1 fully-funded 3-year position for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs).
If you are interested, please send an email to, briefly motivating your interest and attaching your up-to-date CV, by June 15, 2021.
In the following, the description of the project can be found.

Applications can be sent until August 31st 2021.

Node embedding for epidemic spreading processes on temporal networks
Internal supervisor: Dr. Daniela Paolotti

Brief project description: In this project, we will explore a node-embedding technique aimed at providing low-dimensional feature vectors that are informative of dynamical processes occurring over temporal networks – rather than of the network structure itself - with the goal of enabling prediction tasks related to the evolution and outcome of these processes. These embedding vectors are applicable as feature vectors in machine learning applications and yield improved performance for tasks such as node classification, link prediction, clustering, or visualization. This work will allow us to estimate temporal evolution of the entire system from sparse observations, consistently across several data sets and across a broad range of parameters of an epidemic model.

Applicants will have to have to comply with the following conditions:

  • Not have resided in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date (and not have carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in that country)
  • be — at the date of recruitment — an ‘early stage researcher’ (i.e. in the first four years of his/her research career and not have a doctoral degree).

Starting date: October 2021