Postdoc on Epidemics over Human Contact Graphs
Contact Network for Human Mobility Processes Network Science studies dynamic processes on graphs and considers the duality of process and graph as its …
- Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 - 40 uur
- € 2790 - € 4402 per maand
Contact Network for Human Mobility Processes
Network Science studies dynamic processes on graphs and considers the duality of process and graph as its fundamental cornerstone. From the point of view of Network Science, an epidemic consists of (a) a viral transmission process on (b) a human contact graph. The current Corona crisis has underlined the importance of the human contact graph that specifies all possible transmission links between any pair of humans (in a closed population) over a time period. A link in the contact graph exists if two humans are close enough for a sufficiently long time. Clearly, the human contact graph varies over time, is not simply available somewhere, nor easy to measure, but it can be obtained in principle, via digital technology, such as mobile apps.
As part of a TU Delft project (more details are on https://www.tudelft.nl/en/covid/contact-networks), the postdoc is expected to model epidemic spread over a time-varying human contact graph. The data from the other three projects will be used to infer the contact network of humans. Building a realistic epidemic simulator (on top of a existing human mobility simulator) is one of the concrete targets.
Applicants should have a PhD degree in computer science, electrical engineering, physics, mathematics or operations research. Besides a background in epidemics on networks, modeling and theoretical skills, also good programming skills are a major advantage. The candidate is able to collaborate in a large project.
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.
For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.
For more information about this position, please contact Prof. dr. ir. P. Van Mieghem. (P.F.A.VanMieghem@tudelft.nl)