David Liben-Nowell

I'm an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Carleton College. My interests are focused on the structure and evolution of social networks. I'm also generally interested in the application of theoretical computer science to problems in a variety of other areas, within and beyond computer science; in the past, I've worked on problems in computational biology, complexity of games, and peer-to-peer systems.

Other interests, just because: Adam Gopnik, coffeeshops, Cornell, Cornell hockey, Cornell hockey, cricket, crossword puzzles (solving and writing), donuts, Eddie From Ohio, Harry Chapin, Kris Delmhorst, the Magnetic Fields, learning Yiddish, making lists, Quite Interesting, punting (see also someone who's learned a few of my tricks), road biking, Says You!, ultimate.


I'm going to be housed in the Weitz Center for Creativity for the next few years. Come visit! Weitz 225C. But if you look for me in the CMC, you won't find me in my old office.

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Contact information:

Department of Computer Science
Carleton College
One North College St.
Northfield, MN 55057
Voice: +1 507 222 4679
Fax: +1 507 222 4312
Email: "dlibenno" concatenated with "@carleton" and then ".edu".
(For personal email, please use "dlibennowell@" concatenated with "gmail.com".)

Last updated: 15 December 2014.