Postdoctoral Fellowship: Simulation of Information Diffusion in Online Social Networks


The Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research ( at Indiana University, Bloomington has an open postdoctoral position to study how information spreads through complex online social networks. The position funded by the DARPA program on Computational Simulation of Online Social Behavior (SocialSim). The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2018 (negotiable). This is an annual renewable appointment for up to 3 years subject to performance and funding.

The postdoc will join a dynamic and interdisciplinary team that includes computer, physical, and cognitive scientists. The postdoc will work with PIs Filippo Menczer, Yong-Yeol Ahn and Alessandro Flammini, other postdocs, and several PhD students on analysis and modeling of social media data. Areas of focus will include empirical analysis of information diffusion patterns, agent-based models for the spread of information, and cognitive models of information processing. Go to for further details on the team and related current projects.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in computing, mathematical or physical sciences; a strong background in analysis and modeling of complex systems and networks; a strong interest in computational social science; and solid programming skills necessary to handle big data and develop large scale simulations.

To apply, upload a letter of interest, a CV, a list of publications, and names and emails for three professional references using this online application link  ( Questions may be sent to by email to Tara Holbrook. For best consideration, apply by 8 October 2017.

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.