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I received my BS in Computer Science with a double-major in Discrete Math and Logic from Carnegie Mellon University, and my PhD from the Computer Science Department at Rutgers University, under the guidance of Professor S. Muthu Muthukrishnan. My dissertation topic was Models and Algorithms for Event-Driven Networks. My interests are rooted in algorithms, discrete math, data mining, and complexity science, and my research has explored topics such as information diffusion and influence in networks, anomaly detection, security and privacy in data sharing, food web dynamics, patterns of electrical flow through the heart, and game-theoretic models for collaborative behavior. I'm particularly interested in using stochastic models to capture temporal dynamics in real-world systems, as well as developing algorithms to discover latent correlations and help us understand the forces driving such dynamics.


Email: bthompso8784 at gmail dot com