Category: Misc

  • Post versus Person

    Post versus Person

    The setup. In this post I want to discuss the topic of filter-bubbles / echo-chambers. I think it’s dangerous to define too specifically what a filter bubble is (for reasons which will become apparent below), but the intuition is some kind of algorithmic sorting that exposes specific groups of people to content that resonates with […]

  • Christoph Stadtfeld Talk

    We are very excited to be joined by Christoph Stadtfeld on April 28th, where he’ll discuss The emergence of social networks and how they matter for individuals. Christoph is an Associate Professor of Social Networks at ETH Zürich. His work investigates how social networks evolve over time and how individuals are affected by the emerging […]

  • Much ado …

    Much ado …

    So, recently, I won a Danish research award. A side effect of winning the award is that a bunch of Sune-material was created around it. For example, an official portrait There is also a video of me doing “research-y” stuff. And there’s even a little written “portrait” of me (in Danish). I can’t really put […]

  • Oh Twitter…

    Experiencing a Twitter take-down A few days ago, I was scrolling on Twitter when I came across a Twitter thread by Dr. Matthew Sweet (@drmatthewsweet) about Johann Hari’s new book Stolen Focus. I haven’t read Stolen Focus, only the parts about our work. Those parts were completely fine, see full backstory below. I don’t know […]

  • My favorite talk by me

    On May 20th, 2014, I gave a talk at Christiania in Copenhagen. The talk was at a cool talk-series called “Science and Cocktails”, and my talk had the title “Complex Networks: Connections, Measurements, and Social Systems“. To this day I still have fond memories of that talk. It was a packed room, in a stylish […]

  • Talk: Leo Anthony Celi

    Hey Copenhageners, I’m happy to announce the first talk in a long, long while. We’re extremely lucky to have Dr. Leo Anthony Celi from MIT kick things off with a talk about his work with Machine Learning for health care. Talk details are below – and if you keep reading, there’s also more info about […]

  • “Too Lazy”: Episode 4 with Leidy Klotz

    Our Episode 4 guest, Leidy Klotz, is a Professor at the University of Virginia. He studies the science of design: how we transform things from how they are – to how we want them to be. Leidy wants to apply his work outside of academia. He wants address climate change and systemic inequality, Leidy also […]

  • “Too Lazy”: Episode 3 with Dirk Brockmann

    This episode’s guest is Dirk Brockmann. Dirk is a physicist and complex systems researcher. He’s a professor at the Department of Biology, Humboldt University of Berlin and the Robert Koch Institute, Berlin. Berfore returning to his native Germany, he was a professor at Northwestern University. Dirk is a man of many talents. His academic work […]

  • Big data vs the right data: Thoughts on a recently competed trilogy

    Big data vs the right data: Thoughts on a recently competed trilogy

    Along with a superb group of coauthors (Andreas Bjerre-Nielsen, Valentin Kassarnig, and David Dreyer Lassen), I recently published Task-specific information outperforms surveillance-style big data in predictive analytics in PNAS. I am very excited about this paper, which is the conclusion to our trilogy of “learning analytics” papers, based on the Copenhagen Networks Study (CNS) dataset. […]

  • Podcast Trailer: Too Lazy to Read the Paper

    I’ve made a silly teaser trailer for the first season of my science podcast project “Too Lazy to Read the Paper”. The setup is a video call where the author explains a paper to me. We can use screen-sharing, for figures, etc. We’ll record the call and post to YouTube. Possible participants are authors of […]