Core team:

Chris Danforth

University of Vermont

Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Flint Professor of Mathematical, Natural, and Technical Sciences

Danforth is an applied mathematician interested in modeling a variety of physical, biological, and social phenomenon. He has applied principles of chaos theory to improve weather forecasts as a member of the Mathematics and Climate Research Network, and developed a real-time remote sensor of global happiness using messages from Twitter: the Hedonometer. Danforth co-runs the Computational Story Lab with Peter Dodds, and helps run UVM's reading group on complexity.

Most recent papers:

Chris Danforth, Andrew G. Reece. Instagram photos reveal predictive markers of depression. EPJ Data Science, , , 2017.
[pdf] [journal page] [arXiv]
Andy Reagan, Lewis Mitchell, Dilan Kiley, Chris Danforth, Peter Sheridan Dodds. The emotional arcs of stories are dominated by six basic shapes. EPJ Data Science, 31, 5, 2016.
[pdf] [journal page] [arXiv] [online appendices]
Andrew G. Reece, Chris Danforth, Andy Reagan, Katharina L. M. Lix, Peter Sheridan Dodds, Ellen Langer. Forecasting the onset and course of mental illness with Twitter data. Preprint, 2016.
[pdf] [arXiv]
Peter Sheridan Dodds, David Dewhurst, Fletcher F. Hazlehurst, Colin van Oort, Lewis Mitchell, Andy Reagan, Jake Williams, Chris Danforth. Simon's fundamental rich-gets-richer model entails a dominant first-mover advantage. Preprint, 2016.
[pdf] [arXiv]
Emily Cody, Andy Reagan, Peter Sheridan Dodds, Chris Danforth. Public opinion polling with Twitter. Preprint, 2016.
[pdf] [arXiv] [online appendices]
Ryan Gallagher, Andy Reagan, Chris Danforth, Peter Sheridan Dodds. Divergent Discourse Between Protests and Counter-Protests: #BlackLivesMatter and #AllLivesMatter. Preprint, 2016.
[pdf] [arXiv]
Peter Sheridan Dodds, Lewis Mitchell, Andy Reagan, Chris Danforth. Tracking the Teletherms: The spatiotemporal dynamics of the hottest and coldest days of the year. PLoS ONE, e0154184, 11 (5), 2016.
[pdf] [journal page] [arXiv] [online appendices]
Dilan Kiley, Andy Reagan, Lewis Mitchell, Chris Danforth, Peter Sheridan Dodds. Game story space of professional sports: Australian Rules Football. Physical Review E, , , 2016.
[pdf] [arXiv]
Nick Allgaier, Joshua Bongard, Peter Sheridan Dodds, Chris Danforth, Hugh Garavan, Robert A. Whelan. Nonlinear functional mapping of the human brain. 2016.
[pdf] [arXiv]
Tom McAndrew, Joshua Bongard, Chris Danforth, Peter Sheridan Dodds, Paul Hines, James Bagrow. What we talk about when we talk about causality: Features of causal statements across large-scale social discourse.. 2016.
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