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


NSF Graduate Data Science Workshop & Community Building, 2015

Seattle, August 5-7th

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:

March 24, 2015

Network Modeling for Epidemics

Summer short course at the University of Washington Aug 24-28, 2015

Research at a Glance Brochure
October 23, 2014

The Network Science IGERT program is featured in the 2014 Research at a Glance brochure, published by the UCSB Office of Research.  The article and other highlighted research can be found at

September 22, 2014

Seven graduate students have joined the Network Science IGERT as members of our first cohort of trainees. Tegan Brennan (Computer Science), Elizabeth Forbes (Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology), Axel Haaker (Mechanical Engineering), Alex Kulick (Sociology), Rafael Melendez-Rios (Computer Science), Steven Munn (Electrical and Computer Engineering) and Ayme Thompson (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.

April 01, 2014

A local office of the Department of Energy is looking for new ideas on detection of nuclear proliferation using concepts of network science.
They have announced a competition and a prize of $2K.  Below is an excerpt from the challenge solicitation:


October 29, 2013

New Grad Program Dives into Emerging Fields of Big Data and Network Science $3 million NSF grant empowers UC Santa Barbara graduate students to train for research of complex social, biological and computer networks in the new era of Big Data.

August 20, 2013

UCSB is awarded an Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Research and Training (IGERT) award in Network Science.