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
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
someone who's learned a few of my tricks), road biking, Says You!, ultimate.
- Spring 2013 office hours (CMC 320):
I am continuing my
experiment with "on-demand" office hours this term; please email me to
set up a time. (I'm genuinely happy to meet!) Thursdays are particularly good for me, but I'm generally available.
To make an appointment, give me at least 24 hours of notice, and list
several times that you would be available to meet in your email.
- Recent papers:
- David Liben-Nowell, Alexa Sharp, Tom Wexler, Kevin Woods. Computing
Shapley Value in Cooperative Supermodular Games. COCOON'12.
- Flavio Chierichetti, Jon Kleinberg, David Liben-Nowell.
Reconstructing Patterns of Information Diffusion from Incomplete
We remain very interested in gathering additional data about the
spread of the chain-letter petitions described in this paper. Please
visit http://petitions.cs.carleton.edu to help!
Russell Buehler, Zachary Goldman, David Liben-Nowell, Yuechao Pei,
Jamie Quadri, Alexa Sharp, Sam Taggart, Tom Wexler, Kevin Woods. The
Price of Civil Society. WINE'11.
Peter DeScioli, Robert Kurzban, Elizabeth N. Koch, David Liben-Nowell.
Alliances, Friend Ranking, and the MySpace Social Network.
Perspectives on Psychological Science, 6(1):6–8, January 2011.
Complete list of publications by topic or by year.
Current program committees:
- If you'd like me to write a letter of recommendation for you,
please read and follow these
- If you're an outstanding math/science student interested in the
Goldwater or the Churchill, please read the internal Carleton
and contact Liz Ciner for an appointment.
- Q: Hey you! What should I call you?
A: "David" will do quite nicely, thank you very much. "Dave"
is a perfectly fine name, but Dave ain't me. (Thanks to Charles
Leiserson for the FAQ idea.)
- Q: Hey you! I'd rather call you Professor/Doctor
Liben-Nowell. How is that pronounced?
A: It's pronounced many different ways, but the correct one
rhymes with "ribbon towel."
Department of Computer Science
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: 25 March 2013.