Dr. Phil Chodrow – News Archive

2023 Physicist Katherine Wright, the Deputy Editor of Physics Magazine, publishes an article on The Uneven Spread of Citations in academic science. I am quoted in this article regarding my experience writing Citation Diversity Statements (CDSs) in two papers. I give an invited talk on generative hypergraph clustering in the Applied and Computational Mathematics Seminar at Dartmouth University. Slides. I attend the Joint Mathematics Meetings in Boston, MA. There I speak on “Developments, Challenges, and Opportunities in Hypergraph Network Data Science” (slides). I’ve prepared a short bibliography of papers that I find especially useful in hypergraph data science. November

2022 “Nonbacktracking spectral clustering of nonuniform hypergraphs” with Nicole Eikmeier (Grinnell College) and Jamie Haddock (Harvey Mudd College) is accepted for publication at the SIAM Journal on Mathematics of Data Science. October

2022 I give an invited online seminar on hypergraph community detection at the University of Oxford. Slides. September

2022 I attend the SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science in San Diego, CA. There, Heather Zinn Brooks (Harvey Mudd) and I co-lead a Guided Affinity Group on network science as part of the Sustainable Horizon Institute’s Broader Engagement Program. I also speak on nonbacktracking spectral hypergraph clustering (slides) and organize a session with Jamie Haddock (Harvey Mudd) on “Tensor Methods for Network Data Science.” New preprint! “Emergence of polarization in a sigmoidal bounded-confidence model of opinion dynamics” is joint work with Heather Zinn Brooks (Harvey Mudd) and Mason Porter (UCLA). In this manuscript, we study the mathematical structure of a differentiable model of opinion dynamics on graphs with zealots. Read the preprint here! I am a guest editor in a focus issue of the Journal of Physics: Complexity on “Learning and Reasoning in Generalized Graphs.” The deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2022! I speak on nonbacktracking spectral hypergraph clustering at the virtual SIAM Workshop on Network Science, September 13th-15th. August

2022 I receive a SIAM Early-Career Travel Award towards my participation at the SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science in San Diego. I move to Middlebury, Vermont. Hi everyone! July

2022 I serve on an invited panel about academic job interviews at the PRiME REU and learning community. I join Middlebury College as an assistant professor of computer science! I’m excited to continue my scholarship and teaching in this wonderful community. June

2022 I am an invited Fellow at the Social Justice and Data Science Summer Research Program at ICERM. I also serve as a project group leader in a weeklong workshop on Interdisciplinary Network Analysis Methods for Analyzing Social Systems. I am a participant and assistant to the organizers at the AMS Mathematics Research Community on “Models and Methods for Sparse (Hyper)Network Science.” I am a 2022 Liggett Distinguished Faculty Instructor! This award recognizes excellence in undergraduate teaching in the UCLA Department of Mathematics. May

2022 I am a co-organizer of the Southern California Applied Mathematics Symposium (SOCAMS) at Harvey Mudd College. I speak on a panel on “Data Science and the Social Sciences” hosted by the UCLA Data Science Union. April

2022 Bradley Burdick (Hanover College) and I organize a freestanding online workshop on “Projects Across the Mathematics Curriculum” as part of MAA Project NExT. New preprint! I am thrilled to share “Nonbacktracking spectral clustering of nonuniform hypergraphs.” This is joint work with Nicole Eikmeier (Grinnell College) and Jamie Haddock (Harvey Mudd College). March

2022 Invited talk on “Smoothly Nonlinear Opinion Dynamics” at the AMS Eastern Sectional Meeting in a Special Session on Structured Populations. Excited to share this joint work with Heather Zinn Brooks and Mason Porter!

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