Lecturer

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.

Publications

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]
http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0108471

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.
http://arxiv.org/abs/1304.6257

Yeager, C., Hurley-Dasgupta, B., & Bliss, C. A. (2013). cMOOCs and Global
Learning: An Authentic Alternative. Journal of Asynchronous Learning
Networks, 17(2).
http://sloanconsortium.org/jaln/v17n2/cmoocs-and-global-learning-authentic-alternative.

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.
http://arxiv.org/abs/1112.1010

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
http://arxiv.org/abs/1108.5192

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.
http://arxiv.org/abs/1101.5120

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

Catherine Bliss

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Social network analysis, Complex Systems, Online learning and teaching

Education

  • Ph.D.,Mathematics Sciences, University of Vermont

Contact

Phone:
  • 802-656-2271
Office Location:

Discovery

Website(s):
  1. Catherine's Website

Courses Taught

  • Calculus 1, 2, and 3
  • Applied Linear Algebra
  • Discrete Structures/Fundamentals of Mathematics
  • Introduction to Complex Systems