In my research and teaching, I focus on system-level, big data problems of all kinds, often networked, sociotechnical ones. I have general interests in stories/narratives, complexification, contagion, and robustness, and a long term goal to understand a Theory of Anything.
I have a hybrid educational and training background of theoretical physics, mathematics, electrical engineering, and the social sciences.
My major initial funding was an NSF CAREER award to study sociotechnical phenomena (2009–2015). My work has also been supported by the McDonnell Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, NASA, the MITRE Corporation, Computer Associates, and Mass Mutual.