|Full Name||Will Thompson|
|Date of Birth||3/14/1998|
University of Vermont
Bachelor of the Arts, Liberal Arts
St. John's College, Santa Fe
Vermont Complex Systems Center
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Los Alamos National Labs, Los Alamos, New Mexico
- -Constructed a 10-ton liquid argon dark matter detector to search for sub-GeV dark matter -Developed and maintained code bases for critical environmental monitoring and control systems for over 30 devices -Implemented significant upgrades to the data acquisition system, dramatically increasing system stability and allowing for digitization of more 246 channels simultaneously with a throughput of 2GB/min
- -Applied complex systems science to solve real world problems and develop deliverables for government sponsors -Co-developed Strategy Mining, an open-source genetic programming framework for agent-based models. -Contributed to three projects and co-authored 2 research papers,
Undergraduate Research Fellow
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh PA
- -Conceived of and completed research project using natural language processing and machine learning to perform comparative analysis of the structure of philosophical treatises -Developed and implemented novel statistical models to analyze structure of texts through use of random walks -Authored two research papers currently in peer review, listed as first author on one
Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM
- -Conducted independent research, employed natural language processing and machine learning to understand the role of the chorus in Greek tragedy
Open Source Projects
- Strategy Mining is a framework, based on Evolutionary Model Discovery (EMD), to evolve and evaluate sets of plausible characteristics and behavior rules that drive the behavior of entities of interest.
Honors and Awards
- Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship(SULI) Grant[US Department of Energy]
- Dean’s Award for College Service[St. John's College]
- Robert Neidorf Memorial Scholarship for Academic Excellence[St. John's College]
- Award for Relating Intense Education to Life(ARIEL) Grant 2017
- Using computational techniques to understand the structure of discourse and social systems from greek tragedy to US common law
Computational Social Sciences
- Applying complex systems science to social systems, studying social inequality and facility placement.
- Hobbies: unicycle riding,reading,baking,camping