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We are always looking for new, awesome students (grads and undergrads) and postdocs to join our team, the Computational Story Lab. Feel free to make your pitch.
We can help with all sorts of things: spreading messages and becoming famous (beyond marketing), finding stuff through social search, measuring happiness, uncovering stories in data-rich worlds, and more. Send us a message.
Previous aboutness, telescopically:
From 2000 to 2006, I was a Research Scientist and before that a Postdoc at Columbia University, first within the Columbia Earth Institute and later as part of the Collective Dynamics Group, which I helped Duncan Watts run. Our group was housed within the Institute for Social & Economic Research and Policy (ISERP).
Way, way, back when, I earned two undergraduate degrees from the University of Melbourne in Science (double major in Math and Physics) and Electrical Engineering, and a Master of Science (again with the physics and the math).
I was a boarder in Wigan House at Ballarat Grammar School for my final three years of high school, having earlier attended Nhill School (now College) and, even earlier, Netherby Primary School, which closed in 2008 after 123 years. My grade mostly had four kids, five at one point, the largest in the school.