Law & Big Data — Call for posters

אוניברסיטת בר-אילן

הפקולטה למשפטים המכון למדעי הנתונים

קול קורא לתלמידי/ות מחקר

להצגת פוסטרים בסדנה בינלאומית
בתמיכת הקרן לקידום מדעי הרוח והחברה באקדמיה הלאומית למדעים
Law & Big Data
שתיערך בימים ב’-ג,’ כ”ט אייר-א’ סיון תשע”ח, 15-14במאי 2018
בפקולטה למשפטים באוניברסיטת בר-אילן

את ההצעות – באנגלית – יש לשלוח לאימייל:
עד ליום ב,’ כ”ה אדר תשע”ח, 12.3.2018
תשובות תינתנה עד 26.3.

קול קורא לתלמידי מחקר

Summer Internships at the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP), Japan.

Summer Internships at the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP), Japan.

RIKEN is one of Japan’s largest fundamental-research institutions.

The newly created RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP), headed by Prof. Masashi Sugiyama (the University of Tokyo), was created in 2016 to propose and investigate new machine learning methodologies and algorithms, and apply them to societal problems.

The center houses a large number of experts in machine learning and related fields (mathematics, optimization, statistics, life science, image processing, natural language processing, etc). The center’s headquarters and many of its teams are located in the Tokyo area, but many other teams are scattered over Japan (Kyoto, Nagoya, Osaka, Sendai, Kyushu etc).

The AIP Center is looking for internship students (Master or PhD) that will join its research effort for a maximum of 3 months in 2018. Summer months are supposed, but the dates can be flexible.

These internship students will join one of the teams presented in the center’s description, and carry out academic research once there. Doctor students that apply are encouraged to investigate research topics that may be of interest for both their home laboratory and their host team in AIP.



  • Enrolled in an Israeli graduate school and have permission to do an internship at RIKEN AIP from the school.

Number of Openings

  • 5 graduate students (Master or PhD)

Terms & Conditions

  • Air ticket between Israel and Japan is covered by RIKEN. The dates of the ticket will correspond to the duration of the internship.
  • Daily allowance of 3,000JPY per working day in addition to commuting allowance is provided.
  • Housing allowance up to 3,500JPY per day is provided. RIKEN will help you find an economical hotel/apartment.

Application Process

  • Interested candidates are encouraged to apply before Nov. 30th, 2017.
  • Send an email in English to entitled “Application for RIKEN-AIP Internship ” containing the following elements:
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Cover letter / research statement (one A4 page)
      • For master students: research interests, list of courses undertaken while enrolled in their master course, and, when available, links (pdf files) to memoirs written to validate these courses.
      • For doctor students: description of current research and, if relevant, links to preprints or relevant memoirs.
    • Ranked list of 3 teams/units in which the student would like to carry out the internship. Please explain this choice and detail in a few sentences why you think those teams would be a good fit with your background.
  • Proposed dates for the internship (up to 3 months).

Please note:

  • In case of any need for a visa the applicant will be responsible to obtain it prior to arrival.
  • For any further information please contact:

Go with the flow – exposing information flow in complex networks

“…We have been measuring the structure of networks, but what
we really seek is their dynamics…”

Says Uzi Harush, a doctoral student at the Complex Network Dynamics lab, led by Dr. Baruch Barzel of the Mathematics Department.

Networks are a powerful tool to visualize and map the connections within biological, social and technological systems. For example, our brain is a complex network of neuronal links, our cells function through a web of chemical connections between genes, proteins and metabolites, and epidemics are mediated by social interactions. Harush: “the challenge is that these networks, or maps, are static, they only tell us who is connected to whom, but do not provide the actual routes through which information spreads. Its like a map of roads. It is insightful, but the real question is – where does the traffic flow”.

In their recent paper, published in Nature Communications, Harush and Barzel, expose these desired patterns of spread – the traffic of complex networks – predicting the rules that govern the propagation of information in biological, social and technological networks. Their theory detects the genes that contribute most to the spread of chemical information in the cell, or the most central individuals in spreading disease. Barzel: “the common wisdom is that the most connected nodes – the hubs – are responsible for most of the flow. But our theory shows that this is not always the case. In fact in some systems the hubs become bottle-necks  – like traffic jams – and most information favors the peripheral network pathways. This goes against everything we previously assumed about network behavior”.

Harush tested the theory on the spread of epidemics through the global air transportation network – “a big threat to modern humanity”, he says. “We found that hubs only matter at the early stages of the epidemic, but later the longer peripheral routes become most important – that is where you want to focus your immunization resources”. He summarizes: “it was like the networks were coming to life – while their structure is static, their patterns of spread continuously evolve”.

Epidemic spread through air-traffic.

Red. At first the disease is mediated mainly by the most connected hubs. Blue. As the disease progresses the patterns of flow change and focus on the small nodes. From Dynamic patterns of information flow in complex networks