Core team:


Chris Danforth

University of Vermont

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Flint Professor of Mathematical, Natural, and Technical Sciences

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.


Most recent papers:

Eric Clark, Ted James, Chris Jones, Amulya Alapati, Promise Ukandu, Chris Danforth, Peter Sheridan Dodds. A Sentiment Analysis of Breast Cancer Treatment Experiences and Healthcare Perceptions Across Twitter. Preprint, 2018.
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Ryan Gallagher, Andy Reagan, Chris Danforth, Peter Sheridan Dodds. Divergent Discourse Between Protests and Counter-Protests: #BlackLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter. PLoS ONE, e0195644, 13, 2016.
[pdf] [journal page] [arXiv]
Tyler J. Gray, Andy Reagan, Peter Sheridan Dodds, Chris Danforth. English verb regularization in books and tweets. Preprint, 2018.
[pdf] [arXiv]
Andy Reagan, Chris Danforth, Brian Tivnan, Jake Williams, Peter Sheridan Dodds. Sentiment analysis methods for understanding large-scale texts: A case for using continuum-scored words and word shift graphs. EPJ Data Science, 28, 6, 2017.
[pdf] [arXiv]
David Rushing Dewhurst, Chris Danforth, Peter Sheridan Dodds. Continuum rich-get-richer processes: Mean field analysis with an application to firm size. Preprint, 2017.
[pdf] [arXiv]
Andrew G. Reece, Chris Danforth, Andy Reagan, Katharina L. M. Lix, Peter Sheridan Dodds, Ellen Langer. Forecasting the onset and course of mental illness with Twitter data. Scientific Reports, , , 2017.
[pdf] [journal page] [arXiv]
Chris Danforth, Andrew G. Reece. Instagram photos reveal predictive markers of depression. EPJ Data Science, , , 2017.
[pdf] [journal page] [arXiv]
Jim Bagrow, Chris Danforth, Lewis Mitchell. Which friends are more popular than you?: Contact strength and the friendship paradox in social networks. ACM, 103-108, , 2017.
[pdf] [journal page] [arXiv]
Peter Sheridan Dodds, David Dewhurst, Fletcher F. Hazlehurst, Colin van Oort, Lewis Mitchell, Andy Reagan, Jake Williams, Chris Danforth. Simon's fundamental rich-gets-richer model entails a dominant first-mover advantage. Physical Review E, , 95, 2017.
[pdf] [journal page] [arXiv]
Mark Ibrahim, Peter Sheridan Dodds, Chris Danforth. Connecting every bit of knowledge: The structure of Wikipedia's First Link Network. Journal of Computational Science, 21-30, 19, 2017.
[pdf] [journal page] [arXiv] [online appendices]
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Most recent press:

Outside Magazine
2017-08-12
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