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Alexander Petersen

  • PhD
  • Assistant Professor
  • University of California Merced
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Research interests

data miningquantitative analysis of sports dataquantitative linguisticsquantitative analysis of careerseconophysics of market dynamicsquantitative sociology

About

I received my Ph. D. in Physics from Boston University in May 2011 (Advisor: H. Eugene Stanley). I am currently an Asst. professor at the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca in the Department of Economics and Institutional Change. My curricula and research have focused on the analysis of stochastic phenomena in the social and economic sciences using concepts and methods from statistical physics. I perform high-frequency analysis of Trades and Quotes (TAQ) financial data, and analyze measures for longevity, success, and productivity in science and professional sports. Using methods from statistical mechanics, I search for statistical regularities which can be used to better understand patterns in the growth of individual careers.

Co-authors (31)

Publications

Exploiting citation networks for large-scale author name disambiguation

  • Schulz C
  • Mazloumian A
  • Petersen A
EPJ Data Science (2014)
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Reputation and impact in academic careers

  • Petersen A
  • Fortunato S
  • Pan R
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2014)
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Is Europe evolving toward an integrated research area?

  • Chessa A
  • Morescalchi A
  • Pammolli F
Science (2013)
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On the predictability of future impact in science

  • Penner O
  • Pan R
  • Petersen A
Scientific Reports (2013)
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Languages cool as they expand: Allometric scaling and the decreasing need for new words

  • Petersen A
  • Tenenbaum J
  • Havlin S
Scientific Reports (2012)
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor

University of California, Merced

July 2016 - Present

Education history

Ph. D.

Boston Univeristy

August 2004 - March 2011(7 years)

B.Sc.

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah

May 2001 - May 2003(2 years)

B.Sc.

Mathematics Dept., University of Utah

May 2001 - May 2003(2 years)