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Professor Derek Ruths

Derek RuthsEducation

  • PhD: 2009, Computer Science, Rice University
  • MS: 2006, Computer Science, Rice University
  • BS: 2003, Computer Science, Rice University

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Research Interests

My work concerns predicting the behavior of complex, living systems: from cells to societies. Because limited (and often unreliable) data are available for such systems, I’m particularly interested in mathematical and computational techniques that use easy-to-obtain, structural attributes of the systems to predict how they will change over time. This interest has lead me to work in a variety of areas from cancer biology, to Roman history, to the growth of online social networks.