PhD Position Interacting Spreading Processes on Interdependent Social Networks

A fully-funded PhD fellowship in applied mathematics is available at Delft University of Technology. Applications should be sumbmitted as soon as possible.

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) is known worldwide for its high academic quality and the social relevance of its research programmes. The faculty's excellent facilities accentuate its international position in teaching and research. Within this interdisciplinary and international setting the faculty employs more than 1100 employees, including about 400 graduate students and about 2100 students. Together they work on a broad range of technical innovations in the fields of sustainable energy, telecommunications, microelectronics, embedded systems, computer and software engineering, interactive multimedia and applied mathematics.

The mission of the Department of Intelligent Systems (INSY) is to enable humans and machines to deal with the increasing volume and complexity of data and communications.

The Multimedia Computing Group within the INSY Department develops methods and algorithms for interpreting, enriching, accessing and searching large quantities of data. The focus is on innovative systems that are oriented to the needs of users, making possible satisfying, personalised interaction with large collections of multimedia data (e.g., images, video shared online) in real-world contexts (e.g., within social networks). The group combines expertise in multimedia signal processing, multimedia information retrieval, social network analysis, recommender systems and quality of experience.

This position is part of the NWO-TOP project Interacting Spreading Processes on Interdependent Social Networks.

Online social networks each of which supports the spread/contagion of information, opinions and behaviours are interdependent, through their shared community of users. A user's activity in one network may influence not only activities of her friends within that network but also her activities in other networks. This PhD project aims to discover and model the unknown mechanisms of the contagion of user activities on interdependent networks and provide foundational understanding of their emergent effect. This may allow us to explain and control the emergence of collective behaviours such as cascading failures, social riots and the popularisation of (mis)information, innovation and policy adoption.

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit for more information.

For information about this vacancy, you can contact dr. H. Wang, Assistant Professor, email:, tel: +31 15 2788847.

To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with application letter by 1 November 2018 to Mrs.Dr. C.A. Reijenga, HR-Adviser e-mail: When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number EWI2018-64

For information about the the selection procedure, please contact mrs.dr.C.A.Reijenga, e-mail


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