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Untangling Complex Systems: The Clauset Lab

Feb. 6, 2024

The Clauset Lab creates computational tools to untangle the complex systems that surround us. Learn more about the lab's high-impact research into social inequalities and biological networks.

Aaron Clauset

Professor recognized for research by Dean

Nov. 3, 2023

Aaron Clauset, a professor in the Department of Computer Science, is the first computer science faculty member to be recognized with the Dean's Award for Research since the category began in 2005.

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Harsh workplace climate is pushing women out of academia

Oct. 24, 2023

Women faculty are more likely to leave academia than men faculty throughout all career stages in U.S. universities found Katie Spoon, the paper’s first author and a doctoral student in the Department of Computer Science.

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Why do men publish more research papers than women? Motherhood plays key role

Feb. 25, 2021

A study by PhD candidate Allison Morgan and Associate Professor Aaron Clauset suggests that persistent differences in parenting roles are the key reason.

Clauset receives his award from CU Boulder Chancellor Phil DiStefano

Clauset recognized with Provost Faculty Achievement Award

Oct. 29, 2019

Associate Professor Aaron Clauset was honored with the University of Colorado Boulder Provost’s Faculty Achievement Award earlier this month for his co-authored paper “ Scale-free networks are rare ” in Nature Communications. The paper challenged the network science “scale free” paradigm, which asserts that all networks, regardless of origin, exhibit...

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Researchers challenge 'scale free' network theory

March 5, 2019

In research published in the journal Nature Communications, Anna Broido and Aaron Clauset used computational tools to analyze a huge dataset of more than 900 networks, with examples from the realms of biology, transportation, technology and more.

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New paper challenges a celebrated network science theory

Feb. 20, 2018

Results "undermine the universality of scale-free networks and reveal that real-world networks exhibit a rich structural diversity that will likely require new ideas and mechanisms to explain,” according to CU Boulder's Anna Broido and Aaron Clauset.

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Does faculty productivity really decline with age? New study says no

Oct. 18, 2017

PhD students Samuel Way and Allison Morgan, along with assistant professors Aaron Clauset and Dan Larremore, publish new findings on faculty career trajectories.

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The possibilities and limits of using data to predict scientific discoveries

Feb. 3, 2017

In an article published this week the journal Science, CU Boulder researcher Aaron Clauset and his co-authors examine the possibilities and limits of using massive data sets of scientific papers and information on scientific careers to study the social processes that underlie discoveries.

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Clauset awarded prestigious Erdős-Rényi Prize in network science

June 3, 2016

Aaron Clauset, an assistant professor of computer science and member of the BioFrontiers Institute , accepted the prestigious Erdős-Rényi Prize in Network Science today in Seoul, Korea, for his contributions to the study of network structure and community structure in networks, as well as his provocative analyses of human conflicts...