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Dan Rockmore, Director, and the William H. Neukom 1964 Distinguished Professor of Computational Science. Dan came to the College in 1991, after completing his undergraduate work at Princeton University and earning his Ph.D. at Harvard University. In 1995, he was one of 15 scientists awarded a five-year Presidential Faculty Fellowship from the White House for excellence in education and research. He is a member of the external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute and since 2005, Dan has directed its Complex Systems Summer School. The Institute is the pre-eminent center in the world for research in complex systems, the discipline that brings to bear computational methods for investigations into the structure of evolutionary phenomena.

At Dartmouth, Dan holds appointments in two academic departments, Math, and Computer Science. In his deep commitment to interdisciplinary study, Dan is poised to continue and further advance the interdisciplinary nature and scope of the important work that the Neukom Institute is doing. Dan’s appointment will complete what was originally the five-year Directorship held by Professor Hany Farid, who will be taking a leave from the College to pursue his work on the forensic uses of digital technology.



• The Cultural Evolution of National Constitutions, presented at the Empirical Legal Studies Conference, France

• Bending the Law, presented at the Empirical Legal Studies Conference, France

• Agenda Formation and the U.S. Supreme Court: A Topic Model Approach, presented at the Empirical Legal Studies Conference, France

Recent Popular Articles 

• Huffington Post: Encoding a Next Generation

• Huffington Post: A Crisis for Critical Thinking

• Slate: There’s a Clear Difference Between Robot-Generated and Human-Generated Art

• Digital Trends: One of these poems was written by an AI — can you guess which one?

• NPR: All Things Considered: Human Or Machine: Can You Tell Who Wrote These Poems?

• The Atlantic: One Easy Way to Make Wikipedia Better

Huffington Post:...Math Is Art Is Math Is Art...

Huffington Post: Information Might Want to Be Free,  
   But That Doesn't Make it Easy

• Huffington Post: Storytelling Our Way Into Science

• Huffington Post: Self-Evident, But Not Simple

• Huffington Post: Working Out the Math

NPR: Shall I Compare Thee To An Algorithm? Turing Test Gets A Creative Twist

Huffington Post: Making Marks With Math

• Huffington Post: From Marzipan to Mathematics

Huffington Post: A New Age of Exploration, Powered by Math

Dartmouth College Contests Ask: Can Software Make Art?

Quoted: Daniel Rockmore on Google Search Results

• Too Big to Search (Huffington Post)

• A Quantitative Analysis of Writing Style on the U.S. Supreme Court (SSRN)

• Math Is Beautiful, But Is It Art? (Scientific American)

• ‘The Art of the Equation’: Mathematical Formulas on Exhibit

• What's Missing from "The Imitation Game"

• The Digital Life of Salman Rushdie

• Inflation in the Academy

• The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom

• Our Liberal Arts Moment

• Making Math Pop

• Neukom Team in New Scientist

• Rockmore's Student Applies Mathematical Tools to Wall Street

• Whither the University

• Dartmouth Mathematicians Calculate the Numbers on Literary Style

• Rockmore: Happy Pi Day! (VPR)

Last Updated: 12/12/16