The current 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, etc. 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, which stirred my imagination as a young teenager, and got me excited about complex systems, mathematics, and the mysterious of science. From 2004-2017, I maintained a blog called Structure+Strangeness blog, which I started as a doctoral student and actively used mainly through my postdoc years.
28 December 2021
Goodbye 2021. Here’s a look back at the year, by the numbers.
2020, by the numbers. (Year 1 of COVID)
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.