Faculty Spotlight

Michael Barton
Barton applies the latest technologies to complex issues involving long-term human ecology and landscape dynamics. He is leading an NSF-funded project that melds data on emergency messaging and past hurricanes with complex adaptive systems modeling to improve the prediction of storm surges and the accuracy of warnings for evacuation planning.  

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student Spotlight

Jordan Bates
Applied Mathematics for the Life + Social Sciences 


As the leader of the ARKHumanity team, Bates used his technical prowess to help develop software that scans Twitter for message that suggest a risk of self-harm and connects the author with immediate support. The effort won the top prize of $10,000 in seed money from the ASU Changemaker Challenge.

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