Dana Randall has been named an external faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute (SFI).
SFI is a non-profit independent research center that brings together top academic researchers from the U.S. and abroad. As an external faculty member, Randall will virtually collaborate with other researchers contributing her experience and expertise in theoretical computer science, as well as her research in randomized algorithms and stochastic processes in computer science, discrete mathematics, and statistical physics.
Randall is one of 10 external faculty members selected this year by SFI. In all, SFI has more than 100 external faculty members from across a variety of disciplines.
SFI's news release states, “Randall is widely recognized as an expert. Some of her recent work has been dedicated to creating mathematical models for phase transitions and emergent phenomena. Her approaches can be used to understand how organisms flock, how neighborhoods self-segregate, and how swarms of ants or robots can move as one.”