Peter Dodds will visit Georgia Tech for two weeks, from Nov. 4 through 15, as a Distinguished Visitor with the Institute for Data Engineering and Science (IDEaS). His time on campus is jointly sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Quantitative Biosciences (QBioS), directed by Joshua Weitz, a professor in the School of Biological Sciences.
Dodds is the Flint Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Vermont. His research focuses on system-level big data problems in many areas, including language and stories, sociotechnical systems, contagion, and ecology. He also directs UVM’s Complex Systems Center and co-directs UVM’s Computational Story Lab.
As part of his visit, Dodds will deliver the IDEaS Distinguished Lecture on The Science of Stories: Measuring and Exploring the Ecology of Human Stories with Lexical Instruments. The event will be held on Nov. 6 in the Marcus Nanotechnology Building, Rooms 1116-1118, from 3 to 4:00 p.m.
Additionally, he will give another talk as a QBioS Special Seminar titled Rank Turbulence Divergence: A Tunable Instrument for Comparing Complex Systems. The event will be held on Nov. 11 in the Cherry Emerson Building, Room 320, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m.
Dobbs will have office space in the Coda and Cherry Emerson Buildings to help facilitate interactions with both the IDEaS and QBioS research communities.