Open Post-Doc Position: Spatial Diffusion of Innovation

We open a new Post Doc position in the ANET Lab. The future colleague will work in the project entitled "<strong>The Role of Geography in the Complex Diffusion of Innovation</strong>" funded by the National Office for Research, Development and Innovation in Hungary.

Diffusion of new technologies, new products, services or even news receive an increasing attention in various disciplines. In this interdisciplinary project, 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 that, we analyze data revealed from various sources including social media websites, cell-phone communication, patent and scientific databases and uncover 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 better forecast adoption in specific places and over the life-cycle of technologies.

The project will be carried out in the Budapest research team, in close collaboration with research partners at Central European University, University College Dublin, University of California at Berkeley, University College London and Utrecht University. Further information about the project can be inquired at the PI Balazs Lengyel by email: <a href=""></a>.

The tasks of the candidate is to actively collaborate with other group members, international collaborators and business partners in carrying out the research project, to prepare statistical analyses and visualizations, to develop agent-based models, to write papers for leading interdisciplinary journals (such as journals published by AAAS. The National Academy of Sciences of the USA, Springer-Nature and The Royal Society), leading field journals in physics, economics, geography or related and/or leading data science conferences such as (organized by IEEE, ACM, SIAM etc.)