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You will develop methods to reconstruct time-evolving networks from uncertain and indirect observational data and apply these to real-world complex systems.
Complex systems play an important role in many aspects of our lives, including technological systems such as the world wide web, telecommunications and power grids, biological systems of metabolic interactions and neuronal activity of the brain, as well as the way we interact in society. Key to understanding these complex systems are the use of networks that allow us to analyse the system as a whole, rather than as a collection of independent units. Most empirical studies of networks, as well as the methods they employ, assume that the network data we are given represent a complete and accurate picture of the nodes and edges in the system of interest. However, data collected on real-world systems are typically prone to noise, errors, omissions and inconsistencies. This project aims to better understand the impact of these uncertainties on the analysis of time-evolving complex systems and develop statistical models and inference methods that are robust to noisy, error-prone or missing data.
You will develop models of uncertainty to study the effects of noise and missing data on temporal network analysis. The aims of the project are to (i) develop methods to reconstruct networks from noisy and indirect observations of dynamic complex biological systems, (ii) develop efficient algorithms for scalable inference, and (iii) apply these methods to real-word biological systems.
The candidate will be responsible for developing novel probabilistic network models and using Bayesian inference to fit these models to real-word systems. The candidate should therefore:
Fixed-term contract: 18 months. Upon a positive evaluation, an extension of 2.5 years will follow.
As a PhD Candidate at The School of Business and Economics you will be employed by the most international university of the Netherlands, located in the beautiful city of Maastricht. In addition, we offer you:
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