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Samuel V. Scarpino

Assistant Professor of Network Science, Northeastern University

I am the Chief Data Scientist at Dharma Platform and an Assistant Professor in the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University, with appointments in: Marine & Environmental Sciences, Physics, and Health Sciences. My research spans a broad range of topics in complex systems and network science, including: infectious disease dynamics, forecasting and predictive modeling, complex network analysis, disease genomics and transcriptomics, outbreak surveillance, social networks, gene network evolution, and decision making under uncertainty. In addition, I am a strategic advisor to BioFire Diagnostics, ThinkMD, and Iliad Biotechnologies and am a co-inventor on a patented machine learning algorithm for analyzing geospatial data. I have published over 30 peer-reviewed articles, co-edited a recent volume on whooping cough for Oxford University Press, and serve as a Deputy Editor at PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases. My publications on Ebola, whooping cough, and influenza have been covered by the New York Times, NPR, the Economist, Smithsonian Magazine, and numerous other venues. I earned a PhD in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from The University of Texas at Austin in 2013 and was a Santa Fe Institute Omidyar Postdoctoral Fellow from 2013 - 2016. For a current CV and complete list of publications, please see