Structure+Strangeness

Aaron Clauset
By Aaron Clauset
Assistant Professor of Computer Science,
Core Faculty in the BioFrontiers Institute,
University of Colorado Boulder and,
External Faculty at the Santa Fe Institute

A new home

30 December 2017

With the closing of my original Structure+Strangeness blog, this site is a new home for my long-form but non-academic writing. Thoughts about science, academia, networks, peer review, journals, artificial intelligence, complexity, computational social science, computational biology, and far more. Structure+Strangeness has always been a place for thinking aloud and a place for storing public artifacts. The name comes from a chapter in the book version of Douglas Hofstadter’s Metamagical Themas. The book contained a collection of thought provoking ideas that stirred my imagination as a young teenager.


Non-periodic Updates:

Data on Paid Parental Leave Policies

11 April 2018

We assembled an open data set of paid parental leave policies for 205 universities in the U.S. and Canada. To facilitate exploration and comparison, we put together a neat interactive visualization, and did a few quick statistical analyses. Joint work with Allison C. Morgan, Samuel F. Way, Mirta Galesic, and Daniel B. Larremore.

2017 Year in Review

30 December 2017

This is it for the year. Here’s a look back at my 2017, by the numbers.