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When You're Blue, So Are Your Instagram Photos

When you're feeling blue, your photos turn bluer, too. And more gray and dark as well, with fewer faces shown. In other words, just like people can signal their sadness by body language and behavior—think deep sighs and slumped shoulders—depression reveals itself in social media images.

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UVM professors Jim Bagrow, Peter Dodds and Chris Danforth discuss the networks of cause-and-effect relationships generated in a large-scale crowdsourcing project.


MassMutual to Partner with UVM In Groundbreaking Data Science Initiative

Seeking to expand the applications of computational, social and data science, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) announced today that it is providing the University of Vermont (UVM) $500,000 to fund an innovative pilot program within the university’s Vermont Complex Systems Center.

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How Many Calories in That Tweet?

It's easy to find out how many calories are in a Twinkie. But how about in a tweet?

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A Student Success Story: Nicholas Cheney

Nick, who grew up in Essex Junction, Vermont completed his Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in the spring of 2012. While at UVM, Nick started research on evolutionary robotics under the supervision of Prof. Josh Bongard. After graduation, Nick was accepted into a PhD program at Cornell University.

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