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Anna Olson

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Complex Systems Summer School 2014

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I'm a third-year PhD student in CS at the University of Chicago, and an alumna of SFI REU '08, where I did research in phase transitions in graph theory and combinatorics. Santa Fe was so wonderful that I had to come back! I want to use this summer to reacquaint myself with complex systems, particularly complex networks and dynamical systems. My BS is in mathematics (emphasis on discrete mathematics), and my MS is in bioinformatics, particularly the use of clustering algorithms to determine what microbial species are present in a metagenomic sample.

My programming language of choice is Python, but I can use MATLAB, Mathematica, Java, and C.

In my spare time, I knit, cook, bake and do calligraphy. Email: olsona at cs.uchicago.edu