Butts Tackles Complex Systems with Data Science [Video]

On May 25, 2017, Carter T. Butts of UC Irvine presented a lecture entitled "From Conversation to Plant Carnivory: Using Data Science to Tackle Complex Systems". The event was hosted by ISS and the Data Science Initiative. Watch the video here.

Carter T. Butts is a professor in the departments of sociology, statistics, and EECS, and the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Irvine.

Butts joined the UCI faculty in 2002, after receiving his Ph.D. from the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. He also holds an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.S. from Duke University. He currently serves as an area editor for the journal Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Mathematical Sociology, as well as the board of reviewing editors for Science.

Butts' research involves the development and application of mathematical, computational, and statistical techniques to theoretical and methodological problems within the areas of social and biological network analysis, mathematical sociology, quantitative methodology, and human judgment and decision-making.