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Welcome!

I’m Dr. Phil Chodrow, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Science at Middlebury College. My pronouns are he/him/his.

You can email me at pchodrow@middlebury.edu or stop by my office, Room 218 in 75 Shannon St. 

Research

My research focuses on network science, the study of connected systems in society and nature. I draw on methods from applied mathematics, machine learning, statistics, and physics. I also work on data science projects to promote equity and sustainability. I have awesome collaborators.

Teaching

In Fall 2022, I am teaching CSCI 0145: Introduction to Computing.

I am on a mission. I teach other courses. Students might want to take a look at my FAQs.

News

September
2022
I attend the SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science in San Diego, CA. There, Heather Zinn Brooks (Harvey Mudd) and I co-lead a Guided Affinity Group on network science as part of the Sustainable Horizon Institute's Broader Engagement Program. I also speak on nonbacktracking spectral hypergraph clustering (slides) and organize a session with Jamie Haddock (Harvey Mudd) on "Tensor Methods for Network Data Science."
New preprint! "Emergence of polarization in a sigmoidal bounded-confidence model of opinion dynamics" is joint work with Heather Zinn Brooks (Harvey Mudd) and Mason Porter (UCLA). In this manuscript, we study the mathematical structure of a differentiable model of opinion dynamics on graphs with zealots. Read the preprint here!
I am a guest editor in a focus issue of the Journal of Physics: Complexity on "Learning and Reasoning in Generalized Graphs." The deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2022!
I speak on nonbacktracking spectral hypergraph clustering at the virtual SIAM Workshop on Network Science, September 13th-15th.
August
2022
I receive a SIAM Early-Career Travel Award towards my participation at the SIAM Conference on Mathematics of Data Science in San Diego.
I move to Middlebury, Vermont. Hi everyone!
July
2022
I serve on an invited panel about academic job interviews at the PRiME REU and learning community.
I join Middlebury College as an assistant professor of computer science! I'm excited to continue my scholarship and teaching in this wonderful community.
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