Chris is an applied mathematician interested in modeling a variety of physical, biological, and social phenomenon. He has applied principles of chaos theory to improve weather forecasts as a member of the Mathematics and Climate Research Network and developed a real-time remote sensor of global happiness using messages from Twitter: the Hedonometer. Danforth co-runs the Computational Story Lab with Peter Dodds.

## Professor

### Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Chaos, Mathematical Modeling, Computational Social Science, Numerical Weather Prediction, Complex Systems, Computational Social Science

### Education

- Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park
- B.S. in Mathematics & Physics, Bates College

### Contact

Email:

Phone:

- (802) 656-3032

Office Location:

Innovation Hall E422

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### Courses Taught

- MATH 122 - Linear Algebra
- MATH 237 - Numerical Analysis
- MATH 266 - Chaos, Fractals & Dynamical Systems
- MATH 330 - Graduate Ordinary Differential Equations
- MATH 382 - Graduate Seminar