Carl Bergstrom is a professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Washington, and a member of the External Faculty of the Santa Fe Institute. His research interests range from evolutionary theory to animal communication to bibliometrics to whatever the other members of his group are working on at the moment.
Jevin West is a postdoctoral researcher working on ways to extract information from large network datasets. His current focus is on paper-level citation networks. Jevin is the driving force behind the Eigenfactor project and other network-based approaches to bibliometric analysis.
Jake Cooper is a Ph.D. student interested in evolutionary games: concepts like prisoner's dilemma, the evolution of mutation rates, and sex ratios. He studies the evolutionary dynamics of these "games" by mathematical modeling and experimental microbial evolution.
Daril Vilhena is a Ph.D. student working on network dynamics, network sampling theory, the dynamics of population level signaling games, and the union between semantic information and scholarly citation networks.
Frazer Meacham is a Ph.D. student interested in mathematical modeling of evolutionary theory with a particular interest in animal behavior and social selction.
Erick Chastain is a Ph.D. student in computer science at Rutgers university and a frequent visitor to the lab. Among many other things, Erick is interested in the evolution of and the origins of biological complexity.
Former lab members
Martin Rosvall. Networks and the flow of information. Postdoc, 2006-2008.
Matina Donaldson. Evolutionary ecology of uncertainty and information. Ph.D. 2008.
Diane Genereux. Cellular population epigenetics. Ph.D. 2005.
Sterling Sawaya. Genomic mechanisms of bet-hedging. M.S. 2010.
Marc Wiseman. Bibliometrics, network theory. Post-bacc. 2010.
Ben Althouse. Infectious disease modeling. B.S. 2008.
Megan McCloskey. Quorum sensing; Immune system evolution. B.S. 2006