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 2020
Farewell 2020. Here’s a look back at the year, by the numbers.
28 December 2019
Another year wrapped up. Here’s a look back at my 2019, by the numbers.
28 December 2018
This is it for the year. Here’s a look back at my 2018, by the numbers.
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.
30 December 2017
This is it for the year. Here’s a look back at my 2017, by the numbers.