PhD scholarship on modelling spreading processes on real-world networks@UAuckland

  • Full tuition fees
  • Stipend of NZ$28,500 per year (tax free)
  • Due date: Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applications received by 15 January 2022 will receive full consideration.
  • Start date: Start date is flexible but would preferably be between March and June 2022

Applications are invited for a fully-funded PhD studentship to work on a project modelling and understanding spreading processes on multilayer and multiplex networks.

There is growing understanding that spreading processes on real-world networks are typically moderated or influenced by additional factors, which themselves occur on networks and with feedback loops between the processes on the two networks. These dual spreading processes can occur either across a single node set with multiple edge types (multiplex networks), or multiple distinct node sets, with different edge types within and between the node sets (multilayer networks).

This project aims to understand how the outcomes of spreading processes are affected by the multilayer and multiplex network structures and by different network topologies arising in different applications, for example, by considering how behavioural dynamics can affect contagion in networks of epidemic spread.

You will combine mathematical modelling and dynamical systems methods with practical applications using concrete data to understand the role of social factors in epidemic spread and to investigate the dynamics of these processes.

For more information and application details, please see this page.