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IGERT-CIF21: Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Research and Training in Network Science

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Academic Level:
Graduate Students (PhD)

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

The IGERT program will establish an interdisciplinary graduate program in Network Science involving faculty and graduate students in seven departments: Computer Science (CS), Communication, Ecology, Evolution & Marine Biology (EEMB), Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), Geography, Mechanical Engineering (ME), and Sociology. The emphasis areas include computational methods that advance data-enabled science and engineering (scalable algorithms and Cyberinfrastructure), dynamics and control, social networks, and biological networks.

The program will prepare 25 PhD students to engineer and control large networks, measure and predict the dynamics of networks, design algorithms to operate at scales of millions and billions of entities, make such networks robust, and develop new scientific hypotheses and principles about networks. There is growing demand for such a trained interdisciplinary workforce from multiple domains of science, commerce, and national security, e.g., analysis of gene networks to find new therapies, intervention strategies in social networks to counter the spread of misinformation, and discovery of clandestine terrorism activity.

Participating Institution(s):
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University of California, Santa Barbara

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Computational Sciences
Computer Sciences
Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Big Data Science
Network Analysis

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 8/15/2018
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