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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. 

headshots of third IGERT cohort
September 22, 2016

Eight graduate students have joined the Network Science IGERT as members of our third cohort of trainees: Pedro Cisneros (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Devin Cornell (Sociology), Jacob Fisher (Communication), David Grimsman (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Furkan Kocayusufoglu (Computer Science), Isaac Mackey (Computer Science), Rachel Redberg (Computer Science), and Taom Sakal (Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology).

These eight students bring our total cohort size to 20! We are happy to welcome this new group of outstanding students into our program.

September 16, 2016

The Network Science IGERT program held its third annual boot camp September 6-16 in the Network Science Lab on the UCSB campus. Eleven new graduate students participated in daily courses and collaborated on small, yet substantial group projects related to data science and networks. The boot camp included informal lunches with program faculty and culminated in a series of project presentations by the new trainees.

headshots of second cohort
September 24, 2015

Five graduate students have joined the Network Science IGERT as members of our second cohort of trainees. Lilla Bartko (Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology), Yi Ding (Computer Science), Alex Jones (Computer Science), Shadi Mohagheghi (Electrical and Computer Engineering), and Haleigh Wright (Computer Science).

We are excited about this group of outstanding students and the possibilities they bring to our interdisciplinary program in big data and network science.

September 18, 2015

The Network Science IGERT program held its second annual boot camp September 8-18 in the Cooper Lab on the UCSB campus. The event drew the interest from many students from the campus, from diverse departments/units such as Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Molecular Biology, and Linguistics. The goal of the boot camp is to train participants on big data and network science.

August 18, 2015

Deadline for Application: The position is open until filled; but materials should arrive by September 16, 2015 for full consideration.

June 17, 2015

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION

NSF Graduate Data Science Workshop & Community Building, 2015

Seattle, August 5-7th
http://depts.washington.edu/dswkshp/

Overview: The NSF-sponsored Graduate Data Science Workshop will bring together 100 graduate students from diverse domain sciences and engineering with Data Scientists from industry and academia to discuss and collaborate on Big Data / Data Science challenges.

June 01, 2015

The Department of Energy is running a competition for ideas on preventing nuclear proliferation using heterogeneous data. To quote James Kornell who is running the competition:

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