Graduate Positions in Data Science and Network Science at the Vermont Complex Systems Center, University of Vermont

October 25, 2019

I am looking for highly motivated graduate students who have strong interest in pursuing research careers in the new areas of Data Science, Network Science, Computational Social Science, and Complex Systems at The University of Vermont (UVM).

Research topics

Admitted students will be enrolled in UVM's graduate program in Complex Systems & Data Science, Mathematics & Statistics or Computer Science, as appropriate, and will work with me on innovative research in areas including: Network Science, Social Network Analysis, Machine Learning, and Mathematical and Statistical Modeling.

For more information on some of my group's research, please see my Google Scholar page and list of publications.


Students with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The selected candidates should demonstrate strong interests and relevant training/skills including:

In general, I am looking for students who are highly motivated, have rigorous scientific mindsets, and possess strong mathematical and computational skills.

Scholarship and career opportunities

The admitted student will expect to receive support in the form of research and teaching assistantships, including a tuition waiver, medical coverage, and a yearly stipend, subject to successful academic progress and fulfillment of assistantship responsibilities.

During PhD training, we ensure that each student receives the guidance and experience necessary to prepare him/her for future research careers in academia, industry, and government, including internship opportunities, expected participation in workshops and conferences, and collaboration with cutting-edge research teams.

To apply

Please contact me via james.bagrow [at] In your email, please include 1) a copy of your academic transcript, 2) your CV, 3) topics of interest, 4) the word banana at the start of your email body, and 5) if applicable, a copy of a publication as a representative sample of your creativity or technical capacity.

Please also read the department policies for the graduate programs in Complex Systems & Data Science, Mathematics & Statistics, and Computer Science.

James Bagrow, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Mathematics & Statistics, University of Vermont