1993-2001: University of Wisconsin at Madison, Physics Department,
Ph.D. Thesis title: Causal Architecture, Complexity and Self-Organization
for Time Series and Cellular Automata. Advisers: James P. Crutchfield
(physics) and David Griffeath (mathematics) 1990-1993: University of California at Berkeley, Physics Department,
A.B.
Scholarships and Fellowships
1993-1994: Fellowship, UW-Madison Physics Department, in the high
energy phenomenology group. 1990-1993: Chancellor's Scholar, UC-Berkeley.
Research, Teaching, and Other Work Experience
Research
2006-: Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics, Carnegie
Mellon University. 2005-2006: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics,
Carnegie Mellon University. 2002-2005: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for the Study of
Complex Systems, University of Michigan. 2001-2002: Postdoctoral Fellow, Santa Fe Institute, in the Dynamics
of Learning group. 1998-2001: Graduate Fellow, Santa Fe Institute, in the Computation,
Dynamics and Inference and Adaptive Computation groups. 1997: Research assistant to Professor David Griffeath, Mathematics
Department, UW-Madison.
* Other Appointments 2008-: Related faculty, Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon
University. 2007-: External faculty, Santa Fe Institute.
Teaching
* Classes
Student evaluations, when available to me, are at
http://bactra.org/teaching/. 2006-: Assistant Professor, Statistics Department, CMU. Courses
taught: data mining (36-350); advanced theory of stochastic processes
(36-754); chaos, complexity, and inference (36-462); financial time series
analysis (46-929); directed reading courses for graduate students and advanced undegraduates. 2005-2006: Visiting Assistant Professor, Statistics Department, CMU.
Engineering statistics and quality control (36-220);
stochastic processes (36-754). 2005, 2006: Lecturer, statistical inference and prediction,
SFI Beijing Complex Systems Summer School. 2002: Instructor, foundational and methodological issues in complex
systems, SFI Complex Systems Summer School. 2001: Instructor, foundations of complex systems (probability,
statistics, networks), SFI Complex Systems Summer School. 2000: Instructor for probability, statistics and stochastic processes,
SFI Complex Systems Summer School. 1996: Teaching assistant at UW-Madison for
Psychology-Anthropology-Zoology-Neuroscience 619, "Biology of Mind", a
writing-intensive interdisciplinary course on the biological foundations of
behavior, cognition, and consciousness, and their evolution. 1994-1997: TA, Physics Department, UW-Madison. Taught discussion
and lab sections for a range of introductory physics courses.
* Research Students
UNDERGRADUATES: Jacob Usinowicz (2002); Jean-Baptiste Rouquier (2004);
Akiko Takeda (2006); Shawn Mankad (2006-2008); Francis
Keith (2007); Edward McFowland (2008)
GRADUTE STUDENTS: Matthew Berryman (2004); Susan Buchman (Advanced
Data Analysis project, 2005-2007); Justin Gross (ADA, 2006-2007);
Stacey Ackermann-Alexeeff (2008-); Nathaniel Anozie (ADA, 2008); Raja Ahmad (ADA, 2008-)
THESIS COMMITTEES: Peiyi "Judy" Xi; Libo Xie; Sotirios
Damouras; Jason Galyardt; Daniel Heinz; Ian McCulloh; Erich Huang
THESIS SUPERVISOR: Linqiao Zhao (with Mark Schervish); Justin Gross
(with Stephen Fienberg)
Other Work
1998-1999: Co-editor, Alife Online website
(http://alife.santafe.edu). HTML coding, design, dealing with the
public. 1997: Web design for the UW-Madison Physics Department. 1990: Technical adjutant, National Institute for Child Health and
Human Development (NIH). Assisted Dr. Tom Markello in lab protocols for the
study of inherited lipid storage disorders.
Computer Skills
Programming Languages: Logo, Basic, Lisp, Object-Oriented Scheme,
Fortran 77, Fortran 90, C, Perl, Forth, Java, R. Scripting and Mark-up Languages: L^{A}T_{E}X, HTML, Expect. Systems: Amiga, Unix (BSD, NextStep, Solaris), Cellular Automaton
Machine 8, Mac OS X.
Professional Activities
Associate editor, Annals of Applied Statistics (2008-). Editorial board: Structure and Dynamics: e-Journal of Anthropological and
Related Sciences (2005-).
Reviewer for Advances in Complex Systems;
Annals of Applied Statistics;
Artificial Life;
Behavioral & Brain Sciences;
Biosystems;
British Journal for the Philosophy of Science;
Cambridge University Press;
Chaos;
Complexity;
The Computer Journal;
Entropy;
European Physical Journal B;
Europhysics Letters;
Fluctuations and Noise Letters;
Foundations of Physics;
IEEE International Symposium on Information TheoryIEEE Transactions on Neural Networks;
IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing;
IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics A;
Inverse Problems;
International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming;
International Joint Conference on Neural Networks;
International Journal of Theoretical and Applied Finance;
International Parallel and Distributed Processing Symposium;
Journal of Cellular Automata;
Journal of Computational Neuroscience;
Journal of General Philosophy of Science;
Journal of Physics A;
Journal of Statistical Mechanics;
Journal of Statistical Physics;
Journal of Theoretical Biology;
Mathematical Reviews;
MIT Press;
Neural Computation;
Oxford University Press;
Perseus Books, Advanced Books Program;
Philosophy of Science;
Physica A;
Physica D;
Physical Review A;
Physical Review E;
Physical Review Letters;
Physics Letters A;
Princeton University Press;
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA);
Proceedings of the Royal Society (London) A;
Statistics in Medicine;
University of Chicago Press;
John Wiley and Sons;
World Scientific Publishing.
Conference/workshop program committees: Noise in Complex Systems and
Stochastic Dynamics (2003, 2004, 2005); Alife X (2006) main conference and
workshop on Evolution of Complexity; European Conference on Complex Systems
2006; workshop on Statistical Network Analysis at 23rd International Conference
on Machine Learning (ICML 2006); European Conference on Artificial Life (2007);
AAAI Spring Symposium on Social Information Processing (2008);
Statistical Methods for the Analysis of Network Data in Practice (2009).
Member: American Physical Society;
American Statistical Association;
Bertrand Russell Society;
Computational Anthropology Section, American Anthropological Association;
Institute of Mathematical Statistics;
International Machine Learning Society;
Society for Literature and Science.
Union activities: Member of the Teaching Assistants Association at
UW-Madison, 1994-2001; Natural Sciences area representative, 1995-1996;
Physics Department steward, 1996-1997.
Grant review: Expert evaluator for the "Future and Emerging
Technologies" program of the European Commission's research directorate,
2001-. Referee for the Technology Foundation STW (Dutch national technology
research agency), 2003; for the National Environment Research Council (UK),
2004; for the Civilian Research and Development Foundation (US), 2004; for the
National Science Foundation (US), 2007-.
Research Interests
Prediction and filtering for nonlinear dynamics and spatiotemporal data
Frequentist properties of nonparametric Bayesian learning
Hidden Markov models and hidden Markov random fields
Quantitative measures of self-organization and complexity
Coherence and distributed information in biological computation
Statistical inference for power-law and related distributions
Statistical properties of neurophysiological signals
Organizational aspects of ensemble machine learning
Influence of social network structure on collective behavior
Cellular automaton models of pattern formation
Learning theory for models of statistical causation
Large deviations and ergodic theory in statistical inference
Foundations of statistical mechanics
Philosophy of science (causation; induction; reduction and emergence)
Publications
Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals and Conferences
Robert Haslinger, Kristina Lisa Klinkner and CRS, "The Computational
Structure of Spike Trains", forthcoming, Neural Computation
Aaron Clauset, CRS and M. E. J. Newman, "Power-law distributions in
empirical data", forthcoming, SIAM Reviews;
http://arxiv.org/abs/0706.1062
CRS, "Social Media as Windows on the Social Life of the Mind",
forthcoming in the proceedings of the AAAI 2008 spring symposium on social
information processing; http://arxiv.org/abs/0710.4911
CRS, Marcelo F. Camperi and Kristina Lisa Klinkner, "Discovering
Functional Communities in Dynamical Networks", pp. 140-157 in Anna
Goldenberg et al. (eds.), Statistical Network Analysis: Models,
Issues, and New Directions (New York: Springer-Verlag, 2007) [proceedings
of a workshop at ICML 2006]; http://arxiv.org/abs/q-bio.NC/0609008
CRS, Robert Haslinger, Jean-Baptiste Rouquier, Kristina Lisa Klinkner and
Cristopher Moore, "Automatic Filters for the Detection of Coherent Structure
in Spatiotemporal Systems", Physical Review E73
(2006): 036104; http://arxiv.org/abs/nlin.CG/0508001
Kristina Lisa Klinkner, CRS and Marcelo F. Camperi, "Measuring Shared
Information and Coordinated Activity in Neuronal Networks", pp. 667-674 in
Yair Weiss, Bernhard Schölkopf and John C. Platt (eds.), Advances in
Neural Information Processing Systems 18 [NIPS 2005] (Cambridge,
Massachusetts: MIT Press,
2006); http://arxiv.org/abs/q-bio.NC/0506009
Michael T. Gaster, CRS and M. E. J. Newman, "Maps and Cartograms of the
2004 US Presidential Election Results", Advances in Complex Systems8 (2005): 117-123
Matthew J. Berryman, Scott W. Coussens, CRS, Yvonne Pamula, David
Parsons, Kurt Lushington, David Saint, Andrew Allison, A. James Martin,
Declan Kennedy and Derek Abbott, "Nonlinear Aspects of EEG Signals from
Sleep Patients", pp. 40-48 in Nigel G. Stocks, Derek Abbott and Robert P.
Morse (eds.), Fluctuations and Noise in Biological, Biophysical, and
Biomedical Systems III (Bellingham, Washington: SPIE,
2005); http://arxiv.org/abs/q-bio.NC/0506015
CRS, Kristina Lisa Klinkner and Robert Haslinger, "Quantifying
Self-Organization with Optimal Predictors", Physical Review Letters93 (2004): 118701, http://arxiv.org/abs/nlin.AO/0409024
CRS and Kristina Lisa Klinkner, "Blind Construction of Optimal Nonlinear
Recursive Predictors for Discrete Sequences", pp. 504-511 in Max Chickering
and Joseph Halpern (eds.), Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence:
Proceedings of the Twentieth Conference [UAI 2004] (Arlington, Virginia:
AUAI Press, 2004), http://arxiv.org/abs/cs.LG/0406011
CRS, "Functionalism, Emergence and Collective Coordinates",
Behavioral and Brain Sciences27 (2004): 635-636
CRS, "Optimal Nonlinear Prediction of Random Fields on Networks",
Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science, AB(DMCS)
(2003): 11-30; http://arxiv.org/abs/math.PR/0305160 (proceedings of
the conference "Discrete Models for Complex Systems 2003")
CRS and James P. Crutchfield, "Information Bottlenecks, Causal States,
and Statistical Relevance Bases: How to Represent Relevant Information in
Memoryless Transduction", Advances in Complex Systems, 5
(2002): 91-95; http://arxiv.org/abs/nlin.AO/0006025
Wim Hordijk, CRS and James P. Crutchfield, "An Upper Bound on the
Products of Particle Interactions in Cellular Automata", Physica D154 (2001): 240-258; http://arxiv.org/abs/nlin.CG/0008038
CRS and James P. Crutchfield, "Computational Mechanics: Pattern and
Prediction, Structure and Simplicity", Journal of Statistical Physics104 (2001): 817-879; http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/9907176
James P. Crutchfield, David P. Feldman and CRS, "Comment on `Simple
Measure for Complexity"', Physical Review E62 (2000):
2996-2997; http://arxiv.org/abs/nlin.CD/9907001
Cristopher Moore, Mats G. Nordahl, Nelson Minar and CRS, "Vortex
Dynamics and Entropic Forces in Antiferromagnets and Antiferromagnetic Potts
Models", Physical Review E60 (1999): 5344-5351;
http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/9902200
James P. Crutchfield and CRS, "Thermodynamic Depth of Causal States:
Objective Complexity via Minimal Representation", Physical Review E59 (1999): 275-283; http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/9808147
Invited and Contributed Papers
CRS, "Methods and Techniques in Complex Systems Science: An Overview",
pp. 33-114 in Thomas S. Deisboeck and J. Yasha Kresh (eds.), Complex
Systems Science in Biomedicine (New York: Springer-Verlag,
2006); http://arxiv.org/abs/nlin.AO/0307015
CRS and Kristina Lisa Klinkner, "Quantifying Self-Organization in Cyclic
Cellular Automata", pp. 108-117 in Lutz Schimansky-Geier, Derek Abbott,
Alexander Neiman and Christian Van den Broeck (eds.), Noise in Complex
Systems and Stochastic Dynamics (Bellingham, Washington: SPIE, 2003);
http://arxiv.org/abs/nlin.AO/0507067
Derek Abbott, Paul C. W. Davies and CRS, "Order from Disorder: The Role
of Noise in Creative Processes. A Special Issue on Game Theory and
Evolutionary Processes - Overview", Fluctuation and Noise Letters,
vol. 2, no. 4 (December 2002)
Submitted Papers
Matthew J. Berryman, Scott W. Coussens, Sarah Blunden, CRS, Andrew
Allison and Derek Abbott, "Methods for Analysis of EEG and EOG Data in Sleep
Patients", submitted to Physiological Measurement
Shinsuke Koyama, Lucia Castellanos Pérez-Bolde, CRS, and Robert E.
Kass, "Approximate Methods for State-Space Models: The Laplace-Gaussian
Filter", submitted to Journal of the American Statistical Association
CRS, "Dynamics of Bayesian Updating with Dependent Data and Misspecified
Models", submitted to Annals of Statistics;
http://arxiv.org/abs/0901.1342
CRS, "Maximum Likelihood Estimation and Testing for q-Exponential
Distributions", submitted to Physical Review E;
http://arxiv.org/abs/math.ST/0701854
CRS, "The Backwards Arrow of Time of the Coherently Bayesian Statistical
Mechanic", submitted to Journal of Statistical Mechanics: Theory and
Experiment; http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0410063
CRS and Cristopher Moore, "What Is a Macrostate? Subjective
Observations and Objective Dynamics", submitted to Studies in History
and Philosophy of Modern Physics;
http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/0303625
Manuscripts in Preparation
Henry Farrell and CRS, "Evolutionary Accounts and Rational Choice
Theories of Institutional Change"
Justin Gross and CRS, "Cosponsorship in the U.S. Senate: A Multilevel
Approach to Detecting the Influence of Social Relations on Legislative
Behavior"
Kristina Lisa Klinkner and CRS, "Nonparametric Classification of Time
Series with CSSR"
CRS, Alessandro Rinaldo, and Kristina Lisa Klinkner, "A Discovery
Algorithm for a Class of Predictive State Representations" [working title]
CRS, "Bayesian Learning, Evolutionary Search, and Information Theory"
CRS, "Contagion, Homophily, Confounding: Pick Any Three"
CRS, "General Factors in Correlational Psychology: Triviality or Myth?"
CRS, "Large Deviations in Exponential Families of Stochastic Automata"
CRS, Measuring Complexity (Princeton University Press)
CRS, "Neutral Cultural Evolution in Assortative Social Networks"
CRS, "Often Wrong, Never in Doubt: Some Pitfalls of Bayesian Learning
with Mis-specified Models"
CRS and Shawn Mankad, "Statistical Properties of Aggregated Random
Graphs"
CRS, Laurent Tambayong, Aaron Clauset and Douglas R. White, "Consistent
Estimators of q-Exponential Distributions"
Laurent Tambayong, Aaron Clauset, CRS, and Douglas R. White,
"q-Exponential Distributions in Empirical Data"
Talks and Posters at Conferences
"Selecting and Evaluating Stochastic Models", at "Statistical
Inference for Complex Networks" workshop, Santa Fe Institute, 5 December
2008
"Homophily, Contagion, Confounding: Pick Any Three", at the
"Statistical Inference for Complex Networks" workshop, Santa Fe Institute,
4 December 2008
"Laplace's Method in Neural Decoding", poster at COSYNE08
(Computational and Systems Neuroscience 2008), Salt Lake City, 28 February-2
March 2008, with Shinsuke Koyama, Lucia Castellanos Pérez-Bolde, and Robert
E. Kass
"The Computational Structure of Spike Trains", poster at COSYNE08, with
Robert Haslinger and Kristina Lisa Klinkner
"Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Econophysics?", at "Is There a
Physics of Society?" workshop, Santa Fe Institute, 10-12 January 2008
"Beyond Scaling: Quantitative Complexity Measures", at "Complexity
2007" conference, University of Cambridge, 13-17 August 2007
"Reconstructing Stochastic State Spaces from Discrete Time Series", at
"Statistical Methods for Modeling Dynamical Systems" workshop, Montreal,
9-13 July 2007
"Emergence and the Complexity of Prediction", at the Philosophy of
Science 2006 conference, Vancouver, 2-5 November 2006
"Optimal Nonlinear Prediction and Self-Organization", at 2nd "Emergent
Organization in Complex Biomolecular Systems" (EMBIO) meeting, Vienna, 22
and 23 May 2006
"Measuring Shared Information and Coordinated Activity in Stochastic
Networks", at "New Pathways in Complex Systems", Santa Fe Institute,
26-30 July 2005
"Emergence, Levels of Description, and the Complexity of Prediction",
at CSIRO workshop "Does Anything Emerge?", Melbourne, 12-14 May 2005
"Detecting Information Sharing and Coordination in Network Dynamics",
at SFI workshop on "Robustness in Multiple Overlapping Networks", 19-26
April 2005
"Symbolic Dynamics, Coarse-Graining, and Levels of Description in
Statistical Physics and Cognitive Science", at "Symbol Grounding: Dynamical
Systems Approaches to Language", Potsdam, 14-17 March 2005
"Quantifying Self-Organization and Coherent Structures with Statistical
Complexity", at "Nonlinearity, Stochasticity, Scaling, and
Self-Organization in Space Plasmas" at the 2004 American Geophysical Union
Fall Meeting, San Francisco, 14 December 2004
"Blind Construction of Optimal Nonlinear Recursive Predictors for
Discrete Sequences", at "Twentieth Conference on Uncertainty in Artificial
Intelligence" (UAI 2004), Banff, 9-11 July 2004
"Social Science and Complex Systems: A View from Ann Arbor" at
"Exystence Thematic Institute on Complex Systems", École Normale
Superiere de Lyon, 30 June 2003
"Predicting Random Fields on Networks" at "Discrete Models for Complex
Systems", ENS-Lyon, 16-19 June 2003
"Model Averaging, Diversity and Evolutionary Dynamics" at "Science et
Gastronomie 2003", ENS-Lyon, 9-13 June 2003
"Quantifying Self-Organization in Cyclic Cellular Automata" at
"Fluctuations and Noise 2003", Santa Fe, 1-4 June 2003
Invited discussant, "Interdisciplinary Work in Progress" conference,
Stanford Center for the Study of the Novel, Palo Alto, 4 May 2002
"Computational Mechanics and Pattern Discovery", at the SFI/Max Planck
Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences Joint Workshop on "Complexity
Science in Eastern Europe/Complexity: Unifying Themes for the Sciences and
New Frontiers for Mathematics", Leipzig, 14-18 May 2001
Seminars and Other Talks
"Identifying Coherent Structures from Data", Chalmers University,
Göteborg, Sweden, 27 November 2008
"Statistical Tools for Complex Systems", seminar, UC San Diego/ UC
Irvine/ UCLA, 16 May 2008
"Discovering Functional Communities in Dynamical Networks", computer
science seminar, University of Maryland - College Park, 17 April 2008
"Reconstructing State Spaces from Discrete Time Series", statistics
seminar, Cornell University, 12 March 2008
"Quantifying Self-Organization and Coherent Structure", seminar,
Physics Department, University at Albany, Albany, New York, 5 October 2007
"Reconstructing Stochatic State Spaces", seminar, Applied Physics and
Applied Mathematics Department, Columbia University, 2 October 2007
"Discovering Functional Communities in Dynamical Networks", seminar,
Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences, University of
Washington-Seattle, 8 November 2006
"Self-Organization and Coherent Structures", seminar, Complexity
Colloquium, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 22 February 2006
"Automatic Filters for the Detection of Coherent Structure in
Spatiotemporal Systems", seminar, Center for Automated Learning and
Discovery, Carnegie Mellon University, 29 November 2005
"Coarse-graining, Symbolic Dynamics and Collective Coordinates: How
Physicists Deal with Large, Complex Systems, and Why Cognitive Scientists
Might Care", colloquium, Institute for Research in Cognitive Science,
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1 April 2005
"Automatic Identification of Coherent Structures in Cellular Automata",
seminar, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences, Leipzig, 18
March 2005
"Quantifying Self-Organization and Coherent Structures with Statistical
Complexity", nonlinear dynamics and complex systems seminar, Physics
Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 10 February 2005
"Reconstructing Predictive Hidden-State Models from Time Series",
seminar, Statistics Department, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 20
December 2004
"Predicting Random Fields on Networks", seminar, Computer Science
Department, University of California-Irvine, 10 December 2004
"Building Predictive Hidden-State Models from Time Series", special
lecture, Department of Computing Science, University of Alberta, 16 November
2004
"Shared Information and Coordinated Activity in Distributed Systems",
Socio-Technical Infrastructure for Electronic Transactions seminar, School of
Information, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 25 March 2004
"Discovering Hidden Markov Models from Time Series", seminar, Applied
Research Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, 16 July 2003
"Building Predictors from Time Series, with an Application to
Networks", seminar, Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of
Michigan-Ann Arbor, 12 September 2002
"Optimal Nonlinear Prediction and Filtering: A Thousand Household
Uses", lecture, SFI Computational Economics Summer School, Santa Fe, July
2002
"Causal Synchrony", presentation, DARPA TASK Program Meeting,
Washington, D.C., 9 January 2002
"Pattern Discovery Techniques for Social Science", lecture, SFI
Computational Economics Summer School, Santa Fe, 20 July 2001
"Pattern Discovery in Networks", presentation, 18 July 2001, Air Force
Office of Scientific Research workshop "Infospherics: Science for Building
Large-scale Global Information Systems", George Mason University, Fairfax,
Virgina, 17-19 July 2001
"Spatiotemporal Emergent Structures from Causal Architecture", seminar,
Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 22
March 2001
"e-Transducers: Computational Mechanics of History-Dependent
Transduction", presentation at the SFI/Chinese Academy of Sciences (PRC)
Working Group Meeting, Santa Fe, 15 August 2000
"Computational Mechanics", seminar, Center for the Study of Complex
Systems, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, 16 December 1999
"Unique Optimal Predictors for Stochastic Processes", UW-Madison
Probability Seminar, 4 March 1999
"You Call This Physics?", Graduate Student Mini-Colloquium, Physics
Department, UW-Madison, 23 February 1999
"Two Lectures on Computational Mechanics", in conjunction with the SFI
Complex Systems Summer School, 18-19 June 1998
"Uncovering Structure and Understanding How Nature Computes",
University of Wisconsin-Madison Chaos and Complex Systems Seminar, 16
September 1997
"Digital Boiling, and Other Exciting Things", UW-Madison C&CS Seminar,
29 April 1997
"Is the Primordial Soup Done Yet? Quantifying Self-Organization,
Especially in Cellular Automata", UW-Madison C&CS Seminar, 30 April 1996.
Online at http://bactra.org/Self-organization/soup-done/
Workshops and Journal Special Issues Organized
Theory and Applications of Complex Networks, IMS panel at the 2006
Joint Statistical Meeting. Seattle, 7 August 2006.
Order out of disorder: the role of noise in creative processes,
special issue of Fluctuation and Noise Letters (vol. 2, no. 4, December
2002), editor with Derek Abbott and P. C. W. Davies.
Collective Cognition: Mathematical Foundations of Distributed
Intelligence, co-chair with James P. Crutchfield, Kagan Tumer and David
H. Wolpert. Santa Fe, 22-26 January 2002. Website:
http://www.santafe.edu/~dynlearn/colcog.
Miscellaneous Manuscripts
Shinsuke Koyama, Lucia Castellanos Pérez-Bolde, CRS, and Robert E.
Kass, "Laplace's Method in Neural Decoding" (2007)
CRS, Kristina Lisa Klinkner and James P. Crutchfield, "An Algorithm for
Pattern Discovery in Time Series" Technical Report, Santa Fe Institute,
2002-10-60; http://arxiv.org/abs/cs.LG/0210025.
CRS, Causal Architecture, Complexity and Self-Organization in
Time Series and Cellular Automata, Ph.D. Thesis, UW-Madison (2001),
http://bactra.org/thesis/.
CRS and James P. Crutchfield, "Pattern Discovery and Computational
Mechanics" (2000), cs.LG/0001027.
CRS and William A. Tozier, "A Simple Model of the Evolution of Simple
Models of Evolution" (1999), http://arxiv.org/abs/nlin.AO/9910002.
Rejected by Theoretical Population Biology.
"Homo reciprocans: Political Economy and Cultural Evolution",
SFI Bulletin, 14:2 (1999): 16-20.
"What Can Emergence Tell Us About Today's Eastern Europe?" SFI
Bulletin, 14:1 (1999): 8-10.
"Scientific Models: Claiming and Validating", SFI Bulletin,
13:2 (1998): 8-12.
Book Reviews
I have written over 130 book reviews, reviewing works on physics, complexity,
mathematics, economics, cognition, statistics, philosophy of science, machine
learning, evolutionary biology and literary theory. A complete list of my
reviews, and their full text, are online at http://bactra.org/reviews/.
Some of them have appeared or will appear in American Scientist, the
Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society, Physics Today, and
Quantitative Finance.
Weblog
THREE-TOED SLOTH, http://bactra.org/weblog/, ranked one
of the top fifty science weblogs by Nature (442 [2006]: 9).
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