Press

Every once in a blue moon, the public finds my work interesting. Below are some news articles written about my research. If you’re interested in writing an article about my current research, blog posts, or published work, please contact me via email to set up an interview.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Quoted in Google AI Beats Human World Go Champ [NewsFactor]

Interview with [email protected]

Risk aversion as an evolutionary adaptation [ MSU Press Release | MSU Today | Pacific Standard | MLive | Science Daily | Futurity | Science Codex | Red Orbit | (e) Science News | India TV News | Z News | Times Gazette | Psych Central | Daily Mail | University Herald | Science Recorder | Wall Street OTC | Design & Trend | News Nation | Capital OTC | Delhi Daily News | Pioneer News | Deccan Chronicle | China Topix | The Economic Times | NVO News | International Business Times | Microcap Observer | Newsroom America | Malaysia Sun | India Today | CNET | Darpan Magazine | The Blaze | UPI | Science World Report | KWGN | National Monitor | KDrama Stars | Guardian Liberty Voice | Maine News Online | HNGN | World Tech Today | Utah People’s Post | Daily Science Journal | Mirror | Nature World News | The Register | Gulf Live | Viral Global News | Saving Advice | Pioneer News | Salon | CNM News | Tech Times | The Times of India | The Kansas City Star | News.com.au | LiveScience | Diabetes Insider | Inquisitr | Hindustan Times | StyleCaster | West Texas News | American Live Wire | Yibada | Elle | Metro (UK) | A+ | AskMen (UK) (AU) | Mic | The Siasat Daily | The Health Site | WKAR (radio interview) | Christian Today | Medical Daily | Mother Nature Network | Fox News | Index.hu | Hegnar Kvinner | Videnskab.dk | Yahoo! News (UK) | DNA Science Blog | Daily News 724 | BT.dk | The Onion | NPR | NY Post | Ozy ]

Want to Get Out Alive? Follow the Ants [ Nautilus ]

Discovering One Reason Why Swarming Evolved Offers Tantalizing Clues On How Intelligence Developed [ ScienceDaily | Phys.org | NSF.gov ]

Video: When Predators Attack [ Science News ]

Swarming offers clues on how intelligence evolved [ MSU Today ]



Visualization of evolved swarming behavior

Data analysis and visualization

Why is Reddit replacing Imgur? [ VICE Motherboard ]

The Optimal U.S. National Parks Centennial Road Trip [ Washington Post | Lonely Planet | Seeker | BoingBoing | Mental Floss | Men’s Journal | Inverse | Dose | SimpleMost | Huffington Post | LifeHacker | Unofficial Networks | Wide Open Country | RideApart | Yahoo | Country Living | The Telegraph ]

How long does the average man last in bed? [ SomeEcards | Business Insider ]

Computing optimal road trips on a limited budget [ Washington Post | Seeker | Huffington Post | Travel+Leisure | The Telegraph | SimpleMost | Lonely Planet ]

Movies aren’t actually much longer than they used to be [ Independent.co.uk | Tech Insider | LeMonde.fr ]

Revisiting the vaccine visualizations [ Significance Magazine | KDnuggets ]

How machines learn (and you win) [ Harvard Business Review ]

Interview with The Daily Pennsylvanian about the ethics of analyzing the leaked Ashley Madison data

Visualizing Indego bike share usage patterns in Philadelphia (Part 2) [ Philebrity.com | PlanPhilly ]

UPenn data expert: using Ashley Madison data “completely wrong and unethical” [Philly Voice]

U.S. college majors: Median yearly earnings vs. gender ratio [ Washington Post (again) | Boston.com ]

What 12 Months Of Record-Setting Temperatures Looks Like Across The U.S. [ FiveThirtyEight (feature) ]

Visualizing Indego bike share usage patterns in Philadelphia [ Philly Voice ]

Rethinking the population pyramid [ Washington Post ]

The Ultimate Geek Road Trip [ Science Friday ]

Best Towns 2015: The Road Trip [ Outside Magazine ]

144 years of marriage and divorce in 1 chart [ Bloomberg Surveillance (video) | FiveThirtyEight | Washington Post (again) | Deseret News | DadsDivorce (article) (video interview) ]

Interview about assessing the quality of data visualizations [ Part 1 | Part 2 ]

Can the Name Age Calculator guess how old you are? [ Flowing Data | Mail Tribune | FiveThirtyEight | FastCo.Design | Washington Post | The Week | Voice of America ]

Artificial Intelligence has crushed all human records in 2048. Here’s how the AI pulled it off. [ Significance Magazine | Business Insider ]

The Ultimate Canadian Road Trip, As Determined By An Algorithm [ Huffington Post (CA) | Konbini (FR) | Notable (CA) | Canada AM (TV, starts at 2:00:00) ]

Optimized walking tours of New York City and Philadelphia [ Discovery News | ANIMAL | Huffington Post (US) (ES) (IT) | Green Room | Philly Voice | New York Mon Amour | Clapway | MinuteBuzz | Il Post (IT) | Marie Claire (IT) | Business Insider (again) | Weekend.be ]

Pure Michigan road trip, optimized [ Detroit Metro Times | WILX (TV) | Lansing State Journal | MLive | Wood TV | Detroit Free Press | Battle Creek Enquirer | 104.5 SNX | Michigan Radio ]

Top 25 richest living comedians [ Pixable | Episodi.fi | The Comic’s Comic | Business Insider ]

Computing the optimal road trip across the U.S. & Europe [ Discovery News | RYOT | Washington Post | LifeHacker – U.S. road trip (US) (AU) | Washington Post (again) | Tech Times | Mashable | LOL, hehehe | De Standaard | Slate.fr | Mother Nature Network | The Bold Italic | LiftBump | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Huffington Post (CA) (US) (MG) (FR) (IT) (ES) | Conde Nast Traveler | Laughing Squid | Le Vif.be | The New York Times | The Daily Mail | Bustle | Orlando Sentinel | New York Daily News | Points, Miles & Martinis | ABC News (Chicago) (Philadelphia) (Houston) (Raleigh) (Los Angeles) (San Francisco) (Fresno) (New York City) (Nashville) (Cleveland) | Reuters Data Dive | Google Maps Mania | AL.com | @Midnight (TV) | News 4 San Antonio | People Magazine | HLN.be | Some eCards | Business Insider (again – video) | BroBible | DeMorgen.be | NBC (Columbus) | BringMeTheNews | Country Living | Valet Magazine | Yahoo! Travel | Wood TV | MYNorthWest | Wish TV | Il Post | The Newport Blast | Popular Mechanics | trove | Visual News | newsbeast.gr | WWLP.com | KOIN.com | WLNS.com | Curbed | Snopes | all you | King5.com | AD.nl | USA Today | The Clarion Ledger | KGNS.tv | Coed.com | KRQE.com | Clapway | WANE.com | Fox News | Do It Yourself RV | Death and Taxes Magazine | Diez.md | Mail Tribune | All Media NY | Huckberry | Business Insider | AutoBlog.nl | TravelValley.nl | Metro News (NL) | ABC Nyheter.no | Houston Chronicle | KNUE.com | Mix 106 Radio | Times Union | Local 12 WKRC | CBS 2 Iowa | Motouutiset.fi | NPR | newstimes.com | Travel Pulse | BoingBoing | Huffington Post (Europe map) (GR) | GOOD Magazine | Garance Dore | news.gr | Starts At 60 | USA Today Travel | Influencia | Origo.hu | LifeHacker – Europe road trip (US) | Konbini (FR) (US) | American Mathematical Society | Washington Post (Europe map) | Boredom Therapy | Toolito | The State News | MeltyDiscovery.fr | VIP | DN.pt | Europa Press | Minute Buzz | Liligo.com | Ideal.es | Viajestic | Observador.pt | Gentside Voyage | Ecomotor.es | FiveThirtyEight | Manners Magazine | Matador Network | Sixt.fr | Bangor Daily News | The Daily Mail (Europe trip) | The Plaid Zebra | ZeitJung | CNN | BR.de | TravelBook.de | ProMobil.de | Jalopnik | The Skeptics’ Guide | The Dish Insider’s Guide | The Blaze | Politken.de | derStandard.at | FiveThirtyEight | WCPO Cincinnati | zive.cz | Esurance blog | navigovat (CZ) | Mpora | Mental Floss | Discover Magazine | Aamulehti.fi | Seeker ]

Revisiting the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon [ VodKaster | Nerdist | Vox | Business Insider ]

Putting Big Pharma spending in perspective [ Washington Post | AHIP Coverage ]

Python usage survey 2014 [ I Programmer ]

Here’s Waldo: Computing the optimal search strategy for finding Waldo [ Wired | Washington Post (again) | Kotaku | MetroNews (CA) | NU.nl | The Register | Want.nl | The Guardian | Actuate | Visual News | La boite verte | Gizmodo (US) (UK) (AU) (FR) (IN) (JP) | Geek | FiveThirtyEight | La Vanguardia | Kijk Magazine | Portal Geek | io9 | Science Alert | The Mary Sue | Laughing Squid | Phys.org | Slash Gear | Cink | The Creators Project (VICE) | Cromo | Tested | Codigo Espagueti | Yahoo! Tech | WXYZ Detroit (video) | ego FM | Mashable | TagMag | Herald Sun | Adolescents.cat | CanalDigital | Courier Mail | A.V. Club | 11 Points | HLN.be | Business Insider | DeMorgen | Mental Floss | Discovery News | Nerdist | ABC Darwin (radio interview) | Gonzoo | Daily Mail | Galileu | Geekologie | La Voz de Galicia | batanga | scientias.nl | Cienradios | Nerdland.be | Mako | Gentside | BoingBoing | HuffingtonPost.es | OMG Facts | El Dinamo | terra | Que! | BioBioChile | G1 Education | Nerd Pai | L’express | The Independent | Libertad Digital | Le Figaro | Wolfram Blog | El Meme | BFMTV | Libération écrans | MathWorks | | MSN (JP) | VICE Motherboard (DE) | Influencia | American Mathematical Society | Storm.mg | Nexo ]

The Shrinking Battleground: Every 4 years, fewer states determine the outcome of the Presidential election [ Washington Post | FiveThirtyEight | Real Clear Politics ]

Over half of all reddit posts go completely ignored [ LifeBoxSet ]

The biggest box office booms and busts since 1982 [ Vox | Nerdist | Business Insider ]

The most-viewed YouTube videos [ Metro | Cosmopolitan ]

MMORPG Popularity, 1998-2013 [ Washington Post | Il Post ]

Do women on OkCupid follow the Standard Creepiness Rule? [ A+ | Vocativ ]

If Anand wants to win the World Chess Championship, he must play aggressively to beat Carlsen [ Financial Times (exclusive) ]

What makes for a stable marriage? Part 2 [ The Atlantic | The Blaze | Newsy (video) | Bustle | AOL | MarketWatch | Medical Daily | Philadelphia Magazine | New York Post | Washington Post | Deseret News | Hooking Up Smart | Redbook Magazine | Elle | Huffington Post.de | dívány.hu | Semana | Business Insider | NRCQ.nl | The Daily Mail | Path Finder | MSN ]

The age divide in where Americans want their tax dollars spent [ Vox ]

The reddit world map [ Business Insider | The Data Skeptic (audio) ]

What makes for a stable marriage? [ The Blaze | Cosmopolitan | Washington Post | Huffington Post | The Atlantic | Business Insider | Quartz | The Glow | Vox | Mic | MarketWatch | Wall Street Journal | A+ | Época Negócios | Side3.no | Independent Journal Review | The Stir | Hooking Up Smart | Philadelphia Magazine | Today Style | InfoMoney | dívány.hu | 20something Finance | Agora | O Pequeno Investidor | Irorio | Joe Monster | Yahoo | Dagens.dk | Huffington Post.de | El Confidencial | MarketWatch (again) | Washington Post (again) | Independent Journal Review (again) | Cracked | LeFigaro.fr | Noticias ao Minuto | regiaonoroeste.com | QI (video) ]

Do men on OKCupid follow the Standard Creepiness Rule? [ BuzzFeed | Washington Post | New York Magazine | Mic | The Independent | A+ | Global Dating Insights ]

Who are the climate change deniers? [ Washington Post | Washington Post (again) | Business Insider | Liberaland ]

Where the U.S. gets its oil from [ Scientific American | Business Insider | albawaba | UnitedExplanations ]

The best and worst times to have your case reviewed by a judge [ Above the Law ]

Why the Dutch are so tall [ Huffington Post | Vox ]

Average IQ of students by college major and gender ratio [ Thought Catalog | U.S. News | Breitbart ]

Accuracy of three major weather forecasting services [ Business Insider | Washington Post ]

Dolla dolla bill y’all: Relative volume and value of U.S. currency in circulation by bill denomination [ Washington Post | Vox ]

Football referees are unfair when awarding penalty kicks [ Slate.fr ]

Virality trends in reddit’s default subreddits [| FastCo.Labs ]

Percentage of Bachelor’s degrees conferred to women, by major (1970-2012) [ Washington Post | Flowing Data | FastCo.Design | Dataconomy | VS.hu | PolitiFact ]

College degrees awarded per capita in the U.S.A. [ Business Insider | Hyperallergic ]

A data-driven exploration of the evolution of chess: Game lengths and outcomes [ Financial Times | Slashdot ]

Evolution of chess: Moves, captures, and checkmates [ Business Insider ]

Fastest growing and declining surnames in the U.S. [ Business Insider ]

How we die: Comparing the causes of death in 1900 vs. 2010 [ Business Insider ]

The key to Magnus Carlsen’s success as a chess grandmaster [ Business Insider ]

Game of Thrones Bastard Surname Map (U.S.) [ Huffington Post ]

The fraction of various country’s population that died in WWII [ Business Insider ]

Evolution of chess: Popularity of openings over time [ Washington Post | io9 | Business Insider | The Wall Street Journal | ChessBase ]

Skyrocketing student enrollment is partly to blame for rising college costs [ Washington Post | Business Insider ]

U.S. Racial Diversity by County [ Washington Post | The Atlantic | Business Insider | Mic.com | Northern News Magazine ]

Using fitness landscapes to visualize evolution in action [ VICE Motherboard | io9 | Pikaia.eu ]

It’s impossible to work your way through college nowadays [ The Atlantic | Yahoo! Finance | Yahoo! Finance (The Daily Ticker) | WKAR (radio interview) | WILX (TV interview) | Business Insider | Washington Post | Mic.com | USA Today | The Billfold | Philanthropy Daily | Financial Juneteenth | SkilledUp | Zero Hedge | KSL | The Daily Cougar | Three Rivers Community Foundation | U.S. News | Other98 ]

The window of virality on Reddit [ Business Insider | FastCo.Labs ]

Sex, drugs, and violence in the film industry [ Washington Post ]

Google autocompletes for: “Why is [country] so…?” [Map of Europe] [ Business Insider | Huffington Post | The Atlantic | Mental Floss | Die Welt | Aftenposten.no | DiePresse.com | News.com.au | Gizmodo.de | kurir.mk | Fakulteti.mk | Vesti.bg | Konbini | Yagg.com | L’actualite (Canada) | Digital Life (Greece) | CroatiaWeek | Linkiesta.it | HuffingtonPost.co.uk | Blame it on the Voices | ZeitJung.de | DirectMatin.fr ]

25 Deadliest Movies Of All Time [ Business Insider | MoviePilot.de | JoeMonster.org | RadioSarajevo.ba | Dorkly ]

25 Deadliest Movie Directors Of All Time [ Business Insider | MoviePilot.de | HLN.be | DMorgen.be | MTV News | FastCo.Create | Cinemania | Dorkly | Adoro Cinema ]

25 Deadliest Actors Of All Time [ Business Insider | Washington Post | AOL | MoviePilot.de | AftenPosten.no | Esquire.es | VA Viper | Screen Robot | Vísir.is | Lifo.gr | DV.is | House News | Konbini | LaStampa.it | Explosion | GurusBlog | tvi24 | lidovky.cz | episodi.fi | Entertainment Tonight (video) | Cracked ]

Computing a football season [ MSU Today ]

The Evolution of Reddit [ Wired Design | Benzinga | Flowing Data | Gizmodo | Daily Dot | The Verge | International Business Times | Sargasso.nl | MetroTime.be | NASDAQ | Geekosystem | Cool Infographics ]

A data-driven guide to creating successful reddit posts [ Business Insider | InTheCapital ]

redditviz: the reddit interest map [ FastCo.Design | Wired Design | Daily Dot | VICE Motherboard | Center for Data Innovation | Forbes | CityLab | Reddit AMA ]

subreddit network

Visualization of the reddit.com subreddit network