Selected Press & Media from the Core Team

  • Josh Bongard
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    Joshua Bongard
    Department of Computer Science, Associate Professor

    Bongard's work focuses on understanding the general nature of cognition, regardless of whether it is found in humans, animals or robots. This unique approach focuses on the role that morphology and evolution plays in cognition. Addressing these questions has taken him into the fields of biology, psychology, engineering and computer science.

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    President Obama Honors UVM Robotics Scientist 09-27-2011. UVM Press Release. [Link]

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    Reddit Brings a UVM Evolutionary Robotics Class to the World. 05-25-2016. Vermont's Independent Voice. [Link]

    Watch more videos on Josh's YouTube Channel
  • Chris Danforth
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    Chris Danforth

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

    Danforth 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, and helps run UVM's reading group on complexity.

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    Your Instagram Posts May Hold Clues to Your Mental Health. New York Times AUG. 10, 2017 [Link]

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    According to the Words, the News Is Actually Good. New York Times FEB. 23, 2015. [Link]

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    If you're happy and you know it, write a tweet. MarketPlace Tech. February 10, 2015. [Link]

    Watch more videos on Chris' YouTube Channel
  • Laurent HeĢbert-Dufresne
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    Laurent Hébert-Dufresne
    Assistant Professor, Computer Science

    Laurent studies the interaction of structure and dynamics. His research involves network theory, statistical physics and nonlinear dynamics along with their applications in epidemiology, ecology, biology, and sociology. Recent projects include comparing complex networks of different nature, the coevolution of human behavior and infectious diseases, understanding the role of forest shape in determining stability of tropical forests, as well as the impact of echo chambers in political discussions.

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    Warmer weather could bring fresh Zika misery. 03/08/2017 New Scientist. [Link]

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    Going Home Sick? Your Substitute Could Spread Disease More Widely. 08/02/2016 Smithsonian Smart News. [Link]

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    When Things Go Viral and Everybody Wins. 04/12/2016 Gizmodo. [Link]
  • Paul Hines
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    Paul Hines
    School of Engineering, Associate Professor

    Hines' work broadly focuses on finding ways to make electric energy more reliable, more affordable, with less environmental impact. Particular topics of interest include understanding the mechanisms by which small problems in the power grid become large blackouts, identifying and mitigating the stresses caused by large amounts of electric vehicle charging, and quantifying the impact of high penetrations of wind/solar on electricity systems.

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    10 Years After The Blackout, How Has The Power Grid Changed?. National Public Radio August 14, 2013. [Link].

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    What Keeps the Power On?. Science Magazine. October 29, 2010. [Link]

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