I am an Associate Professor of Mathematics & Statistics at the University of Vermont and a member of the Vermont Complex Systems Center. Before joining Vermont, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Complex Networks Research at Northeastern University and a research assistant professor at Northwestern University. I received my Ph.D. in Physics from Clarkson University in 2008.
My research focuses on understanding the underlying rules and organizing principles of complex physical and social systems. I like to combine mathematical models with large-scale data analysis to better understand these systems, with a particular emphasis on network science and human dynamics. I am also interested in data science, stochastic and nonlinear dynamics, dynamical systems, and novel optimization and machine learning methods.