Dispatches

Alumnus elected Early Career Fellow of Ecological Society of America

Professor Daniel Stouffer, currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Canterbury (NZ), was one of nine new Early Career Fellows elected by the Ecological Society of America (ESA). ESA designates as Early Career Fellows of the Society certain early career members (typically chosen ...

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Jane Wang accepts Research Scientist position at Google DeepMind

Amaral lab alumnus Jane Wang has recently accepted a Research Scientist position at Google DeepMind, where she will work on integrating neuroscience concepts into artificial intelligence. Google DeepMind is a company focused on researching reinforcement learning, hippocampal learning, and deep neural networks. Dr. Wang’s experience in computational research from her ...

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Daniel Stouffer receives University of Canterbury’s Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award

Two University of Canterbury (UC) academics have been named the inaugural recipients of the University of Canterbury ’s Early and Emerging Career Researcher Award. Dr Brendon Bradley (Civil and Natural Resources Engineering) and Dr. Daniel Stouffer (Biological Sciences), an alumnus of the Amaral Lab, received the award for their outstanding ...

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Filippo Radicchi receives Complex Systems Society's Junior Scientific award

Professor Radicchi (Indiana University), a lab alumnus, is part of the new generation of scientists that are making significant contributions to the study of complex systems and networks. His many important contributions span from theoretical studies of structural and dynamical properties of networks, to analyses of large-scale empirical data about ...

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Irmak Sirer awarded Ph.D.

Being fashionably late, Irmak Sirer, widely known as the sharpest dresser in the Amaral lab, successfully defended his doctoral thesis.

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Patrick McMullen appointed Senior Scientist by The Hamner Institutes

Dr. Patrick McMullen and alumnus of the Amaral lab has been appointed as a Senior Scientist by The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences . McMullen is “mapping the mechanisms that translate a cellular input into a specific response”, with a focus on toxicity pathways.

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Daniel Stouffer receives Rutherford Discovery Fellowship

Dr. Daniel Stouffer, currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences at University of Canterbury, and an alumnus of the Amaral lab was awarded a prestigious Rutherford Discovery Fellowship by the Royal Society of New Zealand. The NZ$800,000 fellowship will fund Stouffer’s research for the next five years. ...

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Roger Guimera receives Erdos-Renyi Prize in Network Science

Dr. Roger Guimera, an adjunct faculty in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering and Northwestern University and a Senior Researcher at ICREA, was awarded today the inaugural Erdo-Renyi Prize in Network Science. The prize, which is sponsored by the Network Science Society, acknowledges a scientist under 40 that has ...

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Alumnus' research featured in Ecology Letters.

The persistence of species in an ecosystem is strongly influenced by the food web — the network of predator-prey interactions between species. Amaral lab alumnus Daniel Stouffer and his post-doctoral advisor Jordi Bascompte demonstrate that specific interaction patterns confer persistence upon the community whereas others have the opposite effect. Moreover, ...

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Arnau is here

Proud parents Marta Sales-Pardo and Roger Guimerà welcomed the arrival of their son Arnau at 18:12 on October 28. Please join us in congratulating the healthy and happy family!

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Duch, Guimerà, Sales-Pardo appointed to tenure-track faculty positions

Dr. Roger Guimerà, a research assistant professor in our group, was offered a position as a senior research professor in ICREA. This is a tenured position corresponding to full professor which will be associated with the Department of Chemical Engineering at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, in Tarragona, Catalonia. ICREA, an ...

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