Press Coverage

Blurbs About Being Elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society

  • UCLA Mathematics Department blurb (10/11/16)
  • UCLA Newsroom article (10/26/16)

  • Cognitive Limits in Transportation Networks

  • University of Oxford press release (2/19/16), which was in turn posted on the Oxford Science Blog (2/22/16)
  • The University of Oxford press release was picked up by Phys.org (2/19/16), EurekAlert! Science News (2/19/16), Science Daily (2/19/16), LaboratoryEquipment.com (2/22/16), and many other sources.
  • Blurb from the Mathematical Institute at University of Oxford (2/19/16)
  • The Guardian (2/19/16)
  • The Daily Mail (2/19/16)
  • Motherboard (from Vice) (2/19/16)
  • Science World Report (2/19/16)
  • Lenta.ru (in Russian; 2/20/16)
  • I don't have a link to this, but I was interviewed for BBC radio, and a small clip (at the level of a very short sound bite) is supposed to have appeared on the morning of 2/21/16.
  • I appeared live on Radio Sputnik World Service, Moscow at 15:05 GMT on 2/21/16
  • Improbable Research blog (2/21/16)
  • Sputnik International (2/21/16), for which there is also a French version
  • Mind the Post blog (2/21/16)
  • KIJK Magazine (in Dutch; 2/22/16)
  • Pacific Standard (2/22/16)
  • City Metric (2/22/16)
  • Pysch Central (2/22/16)
  • Medical Daily (2/23/16)
  • SEIntelligence (in French; 2/24/16)
  • Le PLM Ouvert (in French; 2/25/16)
  • CityLab (from The Atlantic; 2/25/16)
  • Top Santé (in French; 2/25/16)
  • The CityLab article was picked up (in modified form) by Business Insider (2/27/16) and presumably in other venues.

  • Research Design Connections blog (2/26/16)
  • Bustle (2/26/16)
  • Mental Floss (2/26/16)
  • Engenhariacivil.com (in Portuguese; 2/26/16)
  • Environmental Design Research Association (2/26/16)
  • The Oxford Student (OxStu) (2/27/16)
  • Le Monde (in French; 3/01/16)
  • Sapo24 (in Portuguese; 3/01/16)
  • The Wonk Blog in The Washington Post (3/03/16)
  • The article in The Washtington Post was picked up by the World Economic Forum (3/07/16)
  • Here 360 (4/25/16)

  • Creation of the Booklet on Network Literacy and Core Concepts

  • Binghamton University press release (11/12/15)
  • A blurb from the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford (11/13/15)

  • Topological Data Analysis of Spreading Processes in Networks

  • University of Oxford press release (7/21/15)
  • Venues that picked up the Oxford press release, sometimes with modifications, include University of Oxford's Mathematical Institute (7/21/15), Myscience.org.uk (7/21/15), World News (7/21/15), Medical Xpress (7/21/15), HT Syndication (7/22/15), and Bioscience Technology (7/22/15)
  • Nature Physics (8/15)

  • Robust Detection of Dynamic Community Structure in Networks

  • Selected by the Editor-in-Chief as the 2013 article for the "25 Articles for 25 Years" retrospective of the journal Chaos [2015]

  • Analysis Long-Term Migration in Korea from Analysis of Marriage Patterns

  • APS Physics synopsis (10/16/14)
  • Blurb from Oxford's Mathematical Institute (10/17/14)
  • Hani: Science On (10/29/14, in Korean)
  • Pacific Standard (11/03/14)
  • Donga Science (2/02/15, in Korean)

  • A Simple Generative Model of Collective Online Behavior

  • Univerity of Oxford press release (7/07/14). There is also a version on the university's website (7/08/14).
  • Venues that have picked up this press release include University of Oxford's Mathematical Institute (7/07/14), the Oxford Martin School (7/07/14), Science Daily (7/07/14), Phys.org(7/07/14), Jersey Tribune (7/07/14), Green Templeton College (Oxford) (7/09/14)
  • The Telegraph (7/07/14)
  • Medical Daily (7/07/14)
  • Motherboard (7/07/14)
  • SINC (in Spanish, 7/07/14). This article was picked up by venues such as Información (7/09/14), Levante: El Mercantil Valenciano (7/09/14)
  • La Nación (in Spanish, 7/08/14)
  • El Universal (in Spanish, 7/08/14)
  • University of Limerick press release (7/08/14)
  • The University of Limerick press release has been picked up by venues such as WorldNews (7/08/14)
  • Go Metro (7/08/14)
  • De Telegraaf (in Dutch, 7/08/14)
  • BBC News - Live: BBC Local Live: Oxfordshire (7/08/14)
  • Research Career (7/09/14)
  • Thomasnet: Industry Market Trends (7/11/14)
  • The Times of India (7/15/14)
  • Irish Centre for High-End Computing (7/17/14)
  • Social Media & Marketing Daily (7/22/14)
  • Science.ie (7/30/14)
  • My coauthor Davide Cellai wrote a popular piece in Italian for Ilsussidiario.net (8/06/14)

  • 2015 LMS Whitehead Prize

  • Blurb from University of Oxford's Mathematical Institute (7/06/15)
  • Blurb from Somerville College (7/23/15)

  • 2014 Erdős-Rényi Prize in Network Science

  • Blurb from University of Oxford's Mathematical Institute (6/07/14)
  • Blurb from Somerville College (6/13/14)
  • "Being a Professional Mathematician"

  • I was interviewed as one of the case studies for the Being a Mathematician project (2012).
  • Oxford Sparks Podcast

  • I was interviewed for an Oxford Sparks podcast (5/02/16) in their "Big Questions" podcasts for the third in their series on "relationships". The podcast is called "Networks: The Science of Connections".
  • University of Oxford's Mathematical Institute has a short blurb (5/04/16) about this podcast.
  • Some Random Interviews

  • Question and Answer session with Princeton University Press blog in honor of Mathematics Awareness Month, the theme of which is "Mathematics and Sports" (4/23/10)

  • Mathematical Modeling of Bipolar Individuals

  • The Guardian (4/29/14)
  • Also see the blurb from that article in the Improbable Research blog (4/29/14)

  • Density-Based and Transport-Based Core-Periphery Structure in Networks

  • Blurb from University of Oxford's Mathematical Institute (4/08/14)

  • Mathematical Formulation of Multilayer Networks

  • Blog entry from Tú Piensas: Noticias de Ciencia (Spanish; 7/20/13)

  • Outreach on Network Science for School Students

  • University of Oxford press release (11/23/12)
  • Somerville College blurb based on the above press release (11/27/12)
  • University of Oxford promotional video (7/14/13). [You can also find it on University of Oxford's impact videos page and on its Facebook page.]
  • The (University of Oxford) Mathematical Institute's blurb about the above video (7/17/13)
  • Somerville College blurb about the above video (8/08/13)

  • Granular Force Networks

  • A figure from our research has been featured in Physical Review E's Kaleidoscope Images (10/12)

  • Motor Chunking

  • Neuroscience News (6/12/12)
  • The story in Neuroscience News was picked up by venues such as Science Daily (6/12/12) and BioScholar (6/13/12).
  • UC Santa Barbara press release (6/12/12).

  • Opinion Article on Power Laws

  • Ars Technica (2/9/12)
  • Physorg.com (2/10/12). [As usual, many places have subsequently picked up this version of the story.]
  • Physicsworld.com (2/10/12)
  • BBC News (2/13/12)
  • BBC Mundo [in Spanish] (2/18/12)
  • Numerous blog entries from all sorts of sources

  • Dynamic Reconfiguration of Human Brain Networks During Learning

  • UC Santa Barbara press release (4/18/11)
  • Venues that have picked up the UC Santa Barbara press release include YubaNet.com (4/18/11), NPR online (4/18/11), Science Daily (4/18/11), Physorg.com (4/19/11), e! Science News (4/19/11), and Science Blog (4/19/11). The press release was also translated into what appears to be Indonesian for FaktaIlmiah.com (4/22/11).
  • A slightly modifed version of the UC Santa Barbara press release was published as a blurb by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (4/20/11)
  • University of Oxford press release (4/19/11)
  • Venues that have picked up the Oxford press release include Physorg.com (4/19/11), e! Science News (4/19/11), and Kurzweil (4/20/11)
  • My coauthor's radio interview on the show Radio Causeway (5/03/11), which appears to be run by students at UC Santa Barbara
  • The Daily Nexus (5/03/11)
  • My interview on the show The Sound of Science (5/12/11), which is a science news program run by students at University of Oxford
  • A blurb from The Institute for Advanced Materials, Nanoscience and Technology at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (5/20/11)

  • Communities in Protein Interaction Networks

  • Back cover of Biomedical Computation Review (Spring 2011)

  • Network Taxonomies

  • Computational Legal Studies blog (7/2/10)
  • A figure from our research has been featured in Physical Review E's Kaleidoscope Images (9/12)

  • Cascades on Networks

  • Press release by Science Foundation Ireland (12/3/10)

  • Correlations in Financial Markets

  • HSBC's "risk-on/risk-off" (RORO) index, which is based on the research in our paper, now has entries in Wikipedia and Investopedia.
  • Wall Street Journal (8/20/10)
  • Blog entry at ETF Central (11/16/10)
  • New York Times (4/2/11)
  • New York Times (1/28/12)
  • Institutional Asset Manager (2/7/12)
  • Wall Street Journal (2/8/12)
  • Financial Review (2/15/12)
  • Financial Times (Alphaville blog) (4/19/12)
  • Financial Times (Alphaville blog) (8/31/12)
  • Bankrate (9/28/12)
  • Financial Times (Alphaville blog) (11/09/12)
  • This research has been featured in several other places as well, but almost none of the articles mention the involvement of University of Oxford in the research. (For example, in addition to the articles above, the research has also been covered in many other venues, such as Risk Magazine.) HSBC's "Risk On, Risk Off (RORO)" approach is based on the research reported in our joint paper that appeared in Physical Review E in 2011.
  • Additionally, the Financial Times Alphaville blog now has a tag specifically for RORO.

  • Community Structure in Multislice Networks

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill press release (5/13/10)
  • Venues that have picked up the UNC press release include physorg.com (5/13/10). (The physorg.com blurb, which is basically just the UNC blurb, is also available in .pdf format.) Numerous venues picked up the UNC release because it appeared on Physorg.com, although a few picked it up directly from UNC. Among the numerous venues in these two categories are Laboratory Equipment (5/13/10), e! Science News (5/13/10), Newswise (5/13/10) [this one was in turn picked up by many places as well], Futurity (5/13/10), News Blaze (5/13/10), Stardrive (5/13/10), Science Blips (5/13/10), Outlook Series (5/13/10), 7th Space Interactive (5/14/10), CradlePoint Technology Blog (5/14/10), some far-off corner of USA Today (5/14/10), Red Orbit (5/14/10), Tech Journal South (5/14/10), CPC Computer Consultants (5/17/10), and Dr. Dobb's Journal (5/18/10).
  • National Science Foundation (5/13/10)
  • Communications of the Association for Computing Machinery (5/17/10)
  • University of Oxford press release (5/13/10) and its accompanying, slightly tweaked news story (5/17/10)
  • Venues that have picked up the Oxford press release include Oxford's Mathematical Institute (5/14/10), Oxford's CABDyN Complexity Centre (5/14/10), Article Ant (5/17/10), myScience UK (5/17/10), eNews Park Forest (5/17/10), and Somerville College (5/17/10)
  • Science Daily (5/21/10) picked up the Oxford press release, and the venues that in turn picked things up via Science Daily include Psydir News (5/21/10), e! Science News (5/21/10), Psychology.Bz (5/21/10), Dating Experts (5/21/10), Organized Wisdom (5/22/10), Social Computing Software (5/22/10), One News Page (5/22/10), College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (5/22/10), ITNewsFeed (5/24/10), and Topix (5/24/10)
  • Computational Legal Studies (5/20/10)
  • American Mathematical Society's Math in the News (6/10)
  • National Affairs blog (7/1/10)

  • Herd Splitting in Cows

  • ScienceDaily (6/20/17)
  • Wired (6/20/17)
  • Press release by American Institute of Physics (6/20/17)
  • The AIP press release was picked up by numerous sources. (I will link to some of them here at some point.)
  • The AIP press release was translated into Spanish and appeared in Cuaderno de Cultura Científica (6/21/17)

  • Dynamics and Synchronization of Cows

  • Francis (th)E mule Science's News blog [in Spanish] (5/11/10)
  • Technology Review's arXiv blog (5/12/10)
  • A random blogger who noticed our use of bad cow puns (5/12/10)
  • Boing Boing (5/12/10)
  • Marginal Revolution (5/13/10)
  • Field Day (5/13/10)
  • Grist (5/13/10)
  • Animal blog at change.org (5/13/10)
  • The Quantum Pontiff [this one has some especially "good" cow puns] (5/13/10)
  • Mild Musings II (5/13/10)
  • Hacker News (5/14/10)
  • Economists Do It With Models (5/14/10)
  • Raving Atheists Forum (5/14/10)
  • The Guardian (12/12/11)
  • The article from The Guardian is excerpted in the Improbable Research blog (12/13/11) and has been covered by Prairie Space (12/15/11). Additionally, it has been picked up by Science in the News Daily from American Scientist, Neatorama (12/13/11), and by many other venues
  • WWNY TV 7 in Watertown, NY (12/15/11)
  • Watertown Daily Times (12/26/11)
  • Improbable Research blog (3/11/12)
  • The Loh Down on Science (7/05/12)
  • This is Improbable Too (book). The story about our work also made the book's cover. (3/06/14)
  • Bloomberg "Odd Lots" Podcast (Episode 52; 10/28/16). Also see this blurb (and a link to the podcast) on Bloomberg Markets (10/30/16)

  • Network Investigation of Partisan Polarization in the United States Congress

  • Blog entry by Market Sentinel (9/18/09)

  • Baseball Networks

  • Six Degrees of Nolan Ryan: Network Science Ranks Baseball Greats, Wired (8/4/09)
  • The Wired article has been picked up by numerous sources, such as USA Today (8/4/09). Some of the venues that have picked this up are baseball blogs (including some well-known ones), such as Baseball Think Factory (8/4/09), 27pitches.com (8/4/09), The Book--Playing The Percentages In Baseball (8/5/09), Baseball Musings (8/5/09), Beyond the Box Score (8/6/09), and Baseball Think Factory again (12/16/09).
  • Freakonomics Blog (8/5/09)
  • Informal interview with 27pitches.com (8/10/09)
  • The Math Digest section of American Mathematical Society's "Math in the Media" (8/09)

  • Facebook Networks

  • American Physical Society March Meeting press conference (3/16/09). [The talk on 3/17/09, given by student Mandi Traud, was also one of the highlighted talks at the conference.]
  • American Physical Society press release (3/16/09)
  • Blog post showing the results of a visualization competition that used our Facebook data sets (2/05/11)
  • North Carolina State University press release (4/30/12)
  • The NCSU press release has been picked up by Phys.Org (4/30/12), the National Science Foundation (4/30/12), and many other sources
  • The Times of India (5/01/12)
  • The Atlantic (5/03/12)

  • 2008 James S. McDonnell Foundation Research Grant

  • The McDonnell Foundation's official blurb
  • Oxford CABDyN Complexity Centre news blurb
  • Various venues have also reported my grant in articles that enumerate all of the McDonnell Foundation grants awarded in 2008.

  • 2008 Sigma Xi Young Investigator Award

  • Oxford Mathematical Institute news page
  • Blurb in March-April 2008 issue of American Scientist
  • Sigma Xi press release (2/12/08). (Here is the separate page that Sigma Xi has about my award.)
  • The Sigma Xi press release has been picked up by the Notices of the American Mathematical Society (6/08) and My Naija News (an online Nigerian news source; 2/13/08).

  • Nonlinearity Management in Optics

  • Physical Review Focus (7/10/06). [Also, here's an Asian-language version.]
  • Caltech press release (8/04/06)
  • Caltech Engineering and Science [a research quarterly that Caltech sends to alumni] (Fall 2006)

  • Photonics Spectra (10/06)
  • My first paper on this topic was highlighted in the August 2006 issue of the Virtual Journal of Ultrafast Science.
  • Among other places, the Caltech press release was picked up by PhysOrg.com, Science Daily, PhysLink.com, Science News Daily, What's Next in Science & Technology, Pasadena Independent, Softpedia, Technology Horizons (8/22/06) [check out the nifty pastel 'future devices' in the figure on the top right of the article], Endeavor (Vol. 4, No. 3: July-September 2006), and a physics newsletter in Pakistan.

  • Random Walker Ranking of U.S. College Football Teams

  • ESPN: The Magazine (11/10/03)
  • Nature Science Update (11/14/03)
  • Georgia Tech press releases (11/18/03): long version and (relatively) short version
  • Ken Massey's ranking system comparison page. (The systems my collaborators and I developed are listed under "RW" and "RWFL". See the official project website for an explanation of how the system works.)
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education (11/28/03)
  • CNN Headline News (12/30/03 broadcast)
  • The Washington Post (12/10/05). (This article was subsequently picked up by many other sources.)
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (5/23/04)
  • American Mathematical Society press release (8/4/04)
  • Headlines and Deadlines from the American Mathematical Society (11/21/03). Shortly thereafter, it appeared in the Math Digest section of the American Mathematical Society's "Math in the Media" page. It later made a return appearance in Math Digest (12/05).
  • MathTrek on Science News Online (Vol. 166, No. 10)
  • The Mathematical Tourist on MAA Online (11/15/07)
  • ACM News Service (11/19/03)
  • La Recherche (01/04, in French)
  • Some Singaporean online newspaper
  • Oxford Mathematical Institute news page [also contains links to some press coverage about my work on Congressional networks](1/28/08)
  • The News & Observer (9/13/09)
  • The Washington Post [very briefly] (3/21/16)

  • Community Structure in U.S. Congressional Committee Networks

  • Mathematical Moment ("Unearthing Power Lines") produced by the American Mathematical Society (short version). There is also a podcast version of this Mathematical Moment. It has also been translated into Spanish (url no longer available) and Korean.
  • Science Now (5/16/05)
  • Georgia Tech press release (5/16/05)
  • PNAS highlights of the week (5/16/05)
  • New Scientist
  • Associated Press (6/11/05)
  • Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists (9/10/05)
  • Oxford Mathematical Institute news page [also contains links to some press coverage about my work on ranking U.S. college football teams](1/28/08)
  • io9 (11/02/10)
  • Venues that have picked up the io9 article include many aggregators (of course) and the Expert Voices Blog associated with the class Info 2040 at Cornell University (11/10/10)

  • Survey Article on Community Structure in Networks

  • Blog entry in Computational Legal Studies (9/29/09)
  • Blog entry in Social Advertising (10/08/09)

  • Expository Article on the Fermi-Pasta-Ulam Problem

  • Translated into German for Spektrum der Wissenschaft, the German version of Scientific American (10/22/10; November 2010 issue)
  • Translated into Italian for Le Scienze, the Italian version of Scientific American (6/25/09)
  • Translated into Spanish for Investigacion Y Ciencia, the Spanish version of Scientific American (8/09). Somebody has also scanned in this article.
  • Translated into French for Pour la Science, the French version of Scientific American (10/09).
  • Translated into German for Spektrum der Wissenschaft, the German version of Scientific American (coming soon).
  • The Math Digest section of American Mathematical Society's "Math in the Media" (5/09)

  • Expository Article on Transition State Theory in Atomic and Celesial Physics

  • Mathematical Moment ("Boldly Going") produced by the American Mathematical Society (short version). This Mathematical Moment has been translated into Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Polish, and Korean.
  • Science (11/18/05)

  • MathTrek section of Science News Online (9/9/05)
  • American Mathematical Society press release
  • U.S. National Science Foundation press release (9/29/05)
  • Georgia Tech press release (9/28/05)
  • Sources that picked up these various press releases include PhysOrg.com (9/28/05), Newswise (9/30/05), 50 Connect, Centauri Dreams (9/30/05), Innovations Report (9/29/05), Space.com (9/27/05), and SpaceRef.com (9/30/05). (There have also been various other random blog and web articles, including a West Virgina University press release.)
  • Articles in Spanish that came from the various press releases appeared in Tendencias Cientificas (10/21/05), yucatan.com.mx (11/17/05), Fisica y Sociedad (11/03/05), Espacio Para Todos (11/07/05), El Pais (11/02/05), Noticias de Informatica Matematica (Oct-Nov 2005), and Explora la ciencia.
  • A French article covering the paper can be found here (9/30/05).

  • Expository Article on Quantum Chaos

  • Translated into German for the German version of Scientific American (3/03)
  • Translated into Spanish for the Spanish version of Scientific American (4/03)
  • Reprinted in 2003 as part of a compilation in PowerWeb: Conceptual Physics

  • Legends of Caltech III: Techer in the Dark

    This is non-academic stuff, but I'm mentioning it here anyway. :)

  • The Quarterly Magazine (Spring 2004)
  • Book announcement in The California Tech (4/19/07)
  • Book review in The California Tech (5/22/07)
  • Engineering & Science [go to p. 10 of the .pdf file]
  • Caltech press release (5/31/07)
  • Related to the Caltech press release are the Caltech Today blurb and the Caltech Alumni Assiciation announcement. My coauthor and I also had a book signing at Caltech on 5/19/07 and hosted a Pranks Panel Discussion there on 5/17/08. (Autumn and I have also discussed Legends III at various other Caltech events.)
  • Among other venues, the Caltech press release was picked up by Pasadena Living Magazine (6/1/07).
  • Los Angeles Times (6/12/07)
  • Los Angeles Magazine (8/07; book review)
  • Pasadena Star-News (12/10/07). (There is also apparently an article called "A Passion for Pranks" in the Pasadena Star-News by Michelle J. Mills that appeared on 6/24/07, though I haven't seen it.)
  • Time Magazine (11/24/08) [the book gets mentioned briefly in a blurb that lists the year of the Hollywood sign prank as 2003 instead of 1987]
  • Legends III has also been mentioned in several other places---in particular, articles that discuss the Legends of Caltech movie (inspired by the books) that is currently in preparation.

  • The Power Law Shop

  • Nature blogs (9/02/10)