People

Our people are leaders in the fields of human genetics, sociology, mathematics, history, evolutionary biology, English literature and psychology, from the nations most prestigous institutions. About a third come from a computational modeling background who are interested in identifying and modeling knowledge generation and transmission processes. The remaining two thirds take the long view of science and scholarship and bring their expertise into meaningful conversations and research on topics that are of interest to them and to the Lab as a whole.

In the Limelight

Vrushank Vora

Alumnus, University of Chicago

I graduated from the University of Chicago, studying Statistics, Economics, and Mathematics. I am very much interested in the intersection of machine learning and the social sciences. At the Knowledge Lab, I worked on the Concept Lives project using methods from NLP and Time Series Forecasting to study the emergence of different concepts in different fields. In my free time, I enjoy watching reruns of "Whose Line Is It Anyway" and listening to the comedic stylings of George Carlin, Richard Pryor, and Louis C.K.

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Carl Bergstrom

Professor, Biology, University of Washington

Carl is a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington and a member of the External Faculty at the Santa Fe Institute.

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