# Structure + Strangeness

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.

# Non-periodic Updates:

## 2022 Year (3 of COVID) in Review

`28 December 2022`

Goodbye 2022. Here’s a look back at the year, by the numbers.

## Past Years in Review

2021, by the numbers. (Year 2 of COVID)

2020, by the numbers. (Year 1 of COVID)

2019, by the numbers.

2018, by the numbers.

2017, by the numbers.

## 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.