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AI and Beyond

A practical guide for decision makers to the transformation of business
Artificial intelligence is changing the fundamentals of business. There are new ways to improve performance and new business opportunities. As AI is adopted the role of human beings will change. Understanding how to chart this transition is increasingly central to entrepreneurs, executives and the organizations they lead. What functions do you fully automate with AI, what functions do you augment with AI, and what functions should rely on human intelligence? Complex systems science reveals the different and complementary strengths of human and artificial intelligence, and how they can be combined for performance advantage in business.


Featured Presenters:
Iyad Rahwan
Stephen Wolfram
Yaneer Bar-Yam
Alfredo J. Morales


February 26 to March 2 in Cambridge, MA


Tenure-track Research Professor in Data Science at UNAM Mérida

The Computer Science Department of the Instituto de Investigaciones en Matemáticas Aplicadas y en Sistemas (IIMAS) of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) has a open call for a research professor in data science for the new UNAM campus in Mérida, Yucatán. This position, aimed at young researchers, consists of renewable one-year contracts with the possibility of tenure after three years.


Assistant Professor in Data Science | Central European University

Vacancy summary: 
The Center for Network Science of the Central European University (CEU) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in the area of Data Science. We expect applications from scholars with a PhD in Computer Science or Data Science, who have an excellent publication record with applications of data science methods to large datasets, addressing problems related to computational social science. The candidate should have strong motivation for interdisciplinary research (especially with the social sciences) and be interested in participating in projects with several departments at CEU. Experience in data science areas, such as: data mining, machine learning, natural languages processing, or visualization is a must and should be emphasized in the application. Capability of high quality teaching is assumed. The Center for Network Science was established as an interdisciplinary unit, integrating natural science and social science approaches.
Position for:  Faculty
Unit:  Center for Network Science (CNS)


Network Theory Faculty position at UC Davis

The University of California, Davis invites applications for a faculty position in network theory, which is an interdisciplinary academic field using graph theory, statistical mechanics, and applied mathematics to elucidate the mathematical foundations underlying the organization and function of networks across a wide range of applied disciplines. The appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, with opportunity for a more senior level appointment for an exceptional candidate, with an intended start date of Fall 2018. The appointment will reside in the Department of Computer Science or the Department of Physics, with the ideal candidate qualified to hold a joint appointment based in both departments. To ensure full consideration, applications must be submitted by December 15th, 2017.


Jobs: SFI Program Postdoc, Neural Network Models of Social Organizations | Santa Fe Institute

SFI seeks a program postdoc to play a key role in a project using modern information theory and numerical optimization techniques to analyze social organizations, ranging from modern firms to military organizations to complex chiefdoms to primary states. 
The starting point for the project is to identify the “organization” of a social group as the communication network(s) within that group. To begin we will adopt a group-selection perspective, assuming that the social group’s network structure is (approximately) optimal, given the information-processing limitations of the agents within the social group, and the exogenous welfare function of the overall group. We intend to leverage the computational power of neural networks to solve such problems. An expanded description of this project can be found at

This project, led by the Santa Fe Institute, is collaboration among archaeologists, economists, and computer scientists. The ideal starting date is the spring of 2018, though that is flexible. The position would last for two years, with possible extensions.