Call for Research Group Leader (2015)

The Internet Interdisciplinary Institute (IN3) has made its selection for its internal call for research group leaders to promote its activity. The selection is the result of the assessment of 17 candidates by a scientific selection committee composed of researchers of international prestige. Of these candidates, 10 were preselected in a first phase and, eventually, the following five proposals and those in charge of them were selected:

The proposal were assessed by a scientific selection committee composed of the following international experts:

  • Dr Carles Boix: Robert Garrett Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at the Department of Political Science and Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
  • Dr Catarina Calsamiglia: Research Professor at the Center of Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI).
  • Dr Maxi San Miguel: Professor of Physics at the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and Director of the Interdisciplinary Institute of Physics and Complex Systems (IFSIC), a mixed centre of the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC).
  • Dr Markus Rabe: Professor at the Technical University of Dortmund.
  • Dr Nria Sebastin: Chaired Professor in the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) and vice president of the European Research Council.

In addition, IN3 had previously selected the following four proposals from other external assessment processes:

Still pending are the results for a group leader in the field of complex systems, which must carry out interdisciplinary research on knowledge society.

The persons selected will lead the centre's groups by developing a strategic plan, defining a work plan and establishing goals and indicators. These groups will work with the goal of participating regularly in calls for acquiring competitive resources, especially in the international arena, and establishing alliances with other groups, institutions or companies. Furthermore, they will develop a plan for recruiting talent; design a policy for the transferring and enhancing the activity; and establish its social impact and a plan to improve it. These groups must respect and fulfil the ethical aspects of research as well as participate in the international scientific networks relevant in their field.