Complex Networks Winter Workshop

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What: Complex Networks Winter Workshop
Where: Québec City, Québec
When: December 15-21, 2018

The Complex Networks Winter Workshop (CNWW) is a week-long international school that offers an extraordinary opportunity for participants to engage in rigorous transdisciplinary complexity science research alongside some of the top thought leaders in the field of networks. The CNWW is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professionals. 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.

The CNWW is a collaboration between the University of Vermont Complex Systems Center and the Sentinel North Program of the Université Laval.

Topics Areas Covered in this program:

  • Introduction to Network Theory
  • Big Data and Networks
  • Social Networks
  • Ecological Networks
  • Infectious Disease
  • Random Networks

CNWW Faculty

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Laurent Hébert-Dufresne
CNWW Director

Assistant Professor, University of Vermont Department of Computer Science; Member, The Vermont Complex Systems Center

Laurent studies the interaction of structure and dynamics. His research involves network theory, statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics along with their applications in epidemiology, ecology, biology, and sociology. Recent projects include comparing complex networks of different nature, the coevolution of human behavior and infectious diseases, understanding the role of forest shape in determining stability of tropical forests, as well as the impact of echo chambers in political discussions.

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Antoine Allard
Co-CNWW Director

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

Antoine's research combines statistical mechanics, graph theory, nonlinear dynamics and geometry to develop mathematical models of complex networks and to study the structure/function relationship specific to complex systems. His recent projects involve the mapping of real complex networks unto hyperbolic space to characterize the evolution of international trade, the use of greedy routing to unveil the spatial organization of the brain at various scales and across species, and the analytical solution of percolation on networks with a strong induced core-periphery structure to assess the potential of the Zika virus as a sexually transmitted infection.

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Full speaker list coming soon!

Application Requirements

  • Completed application form
  • Up-to-date curriculum vitae
  • One-page cover-letter describing your research interests

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.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until July 31, 2018. Applicants will be notified by email on or before August 3rd about the status of their acceptance.

CNWW Organizers

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CNWW Organizer

Juniper Lovato
Director of Outreach for Complex Systems
UVM Complex Systems Center


At the Vermont Complex Systems Center, Juniper works across generations and geographical limits to make resources and knowledge on cutting-edge complexity science more accessible to those with a hunger and curiosity for learning and exploration. Juniper came to Burlington in 2018. She previously served as the Director of Education for the Santa Fe Institute, an independent complexity science research center. She is also a co-founder of MAKE Santa Fe, a not-for-profit community makerspace in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Juniper received her Master’s in the Western Classics from St. John’s College in 2013 where she completed a thesis on the nature of pleasure in work in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics.

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