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.

## Lecturer

### 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

### Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Social network analysis, Complex Systems, Online learning and teaching

### Education

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

### Contact

- 802-656-2271

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### Courses Taught

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