Friday, 21 December 2018 10:01

New Post Doc Position: Spatial Diffusion of Innovation

Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We are opening a 2-year Post Doc position in the ANET Lab Budapest.
The future colleague will work on a project entitled "The Role of Geography in the Complex Diffusion of Innovation"  under the supervision of Balázs Lengyel. In this interdisciplinary research, motivated by the increasing urban-rural divide in Western societies, we aim to understand how topologies of large social networks influence adoption dynamics on local scales. To achieve this goal, we analyze data revealed from various sources including social media websites, cell-phone communication, patent and scientific publication databases and reveal empirical features of spatial diffusion. Further, we develop models of dynamic adoption in networks, which reflect on the role of social connections within towns and across locations, in order to forecast adoption in specific places and over the life-cycle of technologies.
ANET Lab is an interdisciplinary group at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and aims to uncover how urbanization and the structure of social networks are interrelated. We build our research projects on large data bases and intend to answer the questions how social networks form in geographical space, how the structure of social networks explain economic and technological progress in cities and how dynamic learning and spreading processes happen in spatial social networks. For more information, see our website at
Please, find the call details on this link.
Application deadline: January 30, 2019. Starting date: February 4, 2019 or upon agreement. 
With best regards,

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