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
Alumnus: Summer Intern, Purdue University
I graduated from the University of Chicago Laboratory High School in 2014, and began studying computer science at Purdue University. I am mainly interested in theoretical computer science and software engineering. My summer research involved ingesting the Annual Reviews corpus — an archive of articles from the publishing company Annual Reviews’ yearly review series on science and social science — into Bookworm's database. Despite setbacks owing to inconsistency in the storage, formatting, and distribution of article data and metadata, I was able to ingest the majority of the corpus into a functional database useful for research purposes. Future work on this project may include implementing full compatibility with the Bookworm web app and implementing more robust database ingestion methods.
I also participated in “In the loop: a city data and digital manufacturing project,” an educational program hosted jointly by Data Science for the Social Good (DSSG), the School of the Art Institute (SAIC), Inventables, the Center for Robust Decision making on Climate and Energy Policy (RDCEP), Knowledge Lab, and Englewood Codes.
Undergraduate RA, University of Chicago
I am a third year undergraduate majoring in Mathematics and the History and Philosophy of Science. I'm most interested in studying the history of statistics and/or the evolution of the role of women in science. At the knowledge lab, I am working on a project that maps academic affiliations among faculty members at the University of Chicago in order to predict future collaborations. In my free time, I enjoy watching movies and reading.