Aaron Clauset is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and the BioFrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder and is External Faculty at the Santa Fe Institute. He received a Ph.D. in Computer Science, with distinction, from the University of New Mexico, a BS in Physics, with honors, from Haverford College, and was an Omidyar Fellow at the prestigious Santa Fe Institute. In 2016, he was awarded the Erdos-Renyi Prize in Network Science, and since 2017, he has been a Deputy Editor at Science Advances, responsible for the Social, Computing, and Interdisciplinary Sciences.
Clauset is an internationally recognized expert on network science, data science, and machine learning for complex systems. He is best known for his seminal work on developing statistical and computational methods for clustering networks, predicting missing links, and modeling highly-variable quantities in complex systems. His research program aims to advance computation as a third pillar of science, co-equal with experiment and mathematical theory as a method for generating new scientific knowledge. This program spans both methods development and applications and includes work on evolutionary biology, cancer, the statistics of global terrorism, and the “science” of science itself. His work has appeared in many prestigious scientific venues, including Nature, Science, PNAS, SIAM Review, Science Advances, Nature Communications, AAAI, and ICDM. His work has also been covered in the popular press by Quanta Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Discover Magazine, Wired, the Boston Globe, and The Guardian.