NCA 2018 Screenshot
November 11, 2018

Congratulations! to Frederic Hopp and his co-authors Devin Cornell, Jacob Fisher, Richard Huskey, and Rene Weber for their Top Paper Award at the the 104th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association, held in Salt Lake City, UT November 8-11.

October 12, 2018

Call for Applications for Prospective Ph.D. Students
Computational Communication Science
Media Neuroscience Lab
Department of Communication
University of California, Santa Barbara

WHAT: Four-year (with incoming M.A.) or five-year (with incoming B.A. or B.S.) funded PhD positions in Communication, with research specifically focused on computational communication science.

Data Science Website Screenshot
October 01, 2018

This past summer, UCSB formally launched an initiative to bolster Data Science research across campus. As a discipline, Data Science is not new to our university. Many departments have programs and laboratories leading the Big Data Revolution, and a community of student coders proudly operates under the moniker, DataScience@UCSB. Then, there are programs like our IGERT in Network Science, already attempting to foster graduate-level training in the area of big data. But the UCSB Data Science Initiative is something more.

May 08, 2018

Computer Science Ph.D. student Tegan Brennan has received an honorable mention of the 2018 NCWIT Collegiate Award. The NCWIT Collegiate Award honors the outstanding computing accomplishments of undergraduate and graduate women. Conferred annually, the award recognizes technical contributions to projects that demonstrate a high level of innovation and potential impact. Tegan is advised by Prof. Tevfik Bultan.

September 25, 2017

Six graduate students have joined the Network Science IGERT as members of our fourth cohort of trainees: Roman Aguilera (Computer Science), Keenan Berry (Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology), James Bird (Computer Science), Su Burtner (Geography), Kevin Smith (Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Vania Wang (Geography).

We are happy to welcome this new group of outstanding students to UC Santa Barbara and our program.

September 22, 2017

The Network Science IGERT program held its fourth annual boot camp September 11-22 in the Network Science Lab on the UCSB campus. Nine new graduate students and one undergraduate participated in daily courses and collaborated on small, yet substantial group projects related to data science and networks. The boot camp included graduate student and faculty panels and lightning research talks, and culminated in a series of project presentations by the new trainees.

August 17, 2017

A small cohort of five students worked under the mentorship of network science graduate students for eight weeks as part of our 2017 immersive summer research experience. These students presented their work as part of a UCSB Undergraduate Research Colloquium. Our five participants were:

July 05, 2017

Network Science IGERT trainees will provide a group of local high school students with an immersive tutorial in programming and network science. The program will run daily, from July 5 through July 27, in the network science lab. By the end of the three-week experience, participants should have a solid understanding of the Python programming language and be able to use Python to solve basic network science tasks.

March 09, 2017

Nuclear nonproliferation and proliferation detection encompasses many networks: mining, milling, conversion, enrichment, power generation, reprocessing, and storage. Financial, industrial, transportation, communications, sensor, knowledge, and accountancy networks all tie in, as do political, social, and professional networks. Nonproliferation is a mesh of networks and inter-dependencies.

October 15, 2016

We are currently accepting applications to join our cohort of IGERT trainees in the field of Network Science.  If you are interested, find the application here.

IGERT Trainees receive stipends in the amount of $30k per year for the first two years of study, plus full remission of graduate student fees and tuition. Trainees are also eligible for other perks, including travel support and funds in support of research projects.