Cosma Shalizi

Cosma Rohilla Shalizi (born February 28, 1974) is an associate professor in the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

(fall 2005 on moving to Carnegie Mellon)

Was postdoc Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University Of Michigan: I work on Self Organization, Complexity measures, methods for building causal models from data and Cellular Automata. All of these use tools from probability and Statistics to understand nonlinear Dynamical Systems, which is my excuse for calling myself a statistical physicist. (I admit it's starting to wear a bit thin.)

The "sciences of Complexity" are very much a potpourri, and while the name has some justification --- chaotic motion seems more complicated than harmonic oscillation, for instance --- I think the fact that it is more dignified than "neat nonlinear nonsense" has not been the least reason for its success. --- That opinion wasn't exactly changed by working at the Santa Fe Institute for just under five years.

big honking online NoteBook

"Methods and Techniques of Complex System-s Science: An Overview" - 96pg article

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