Dr. Bliss earned her Ph.D. in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Vermont. Her research interests revolved around large, networked datasets and online learning and instruction. She has developed numerous online courses at the University of Vermont, including Introduction to Complex Systems for undergraduate students.
Bliss, C. A., Danforth, C. M. & Dodds, P. S. Bliss, C. A., Danforth, C. M., &
Dodds, P. S. (2014). Estimation of global network statistics from incomplete
data. PloS one, 9(10), e108471. [Data available]
Bliss, C. A., Frank, M. R., Danforth, C. M., & Dodds, P. S. (2014). An
Evolutionary Algorithm Approach to Link Prediction in Dynamic Social
Networks. Journal of Computational Science, 5(5):750-764.
Yeager, C., Hurley-Dasgupta, B., & Bliss, C. A. (2013). cMOOCs and Global
Learning: An Authentic Alternative. Journal of Asynchronous Learning
Bliss, C. A., Kloumann, I. M., Harris, K. D., Danforth, C. M., & Dodds, P. S.
(2012). Twitter reciprocal reply networks exhibit assortativity with respect
to happiness. Journal of Computational Science, 3(5), 388-397.
Kloumann, I. M., Danforth, C. M., Harris, K. D., Bliss, C. A., & Dodds, P. S.
(2012). Positivity of the English language. PloS one, 7(1), e29484
Dodds, P. S., Harris, K. D., Kloumann, I. M., Bliss, C. A., & Danforth, C. M.
(2011). Temporal patterns of happiness and information in a global social
network: Hedonometrics and Twitter. PloS one, 6(12), e26752.
Bliss, C. A., & Lawrence, B. (2009). Is the whole greater than the sum of its
parts? A comparison of small group and whole class discussion board activity
in online courses. Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks, 13(4), 25-39.
Bliss, C. A., & Lawrence, B. (2009). From posts to patterns: A metric to
characterize discussion board activity in online courses. Journal of
Asynchronous Learning Networks, 13(2), 15-32. http://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ862344
Areas of Expertise and/or Research
Social network analysis, Complex Systems, Online learning and teaching
- Ph.D.,Mathematics Sciences, University of Vermont
- Calculus 1, 2, and 3
- Applied Linear Algebra
- Discrete Structures/Fundamentals of Mathematics
- Introduction to Complex Systems