Margaret (Maggie) J. Eppstein, Ph.D.
Research Professor, Department of Computer Science
Founding Director and current Member of the Vermont Complex Systems Center
217 Farrell Hall
University of Vermont
Burlington, VT 05405
(802) 656-1918 (office)

CV (including publications)

Research Interests: In keeping with my interdisciplinary educational background in biology, computer science, and environmental engineering, my research interests involve computational modeling and analysis of complex systems in a variety of application domains.

Please visit my CV for a complete list of publications, including pdfs of most of the journal pubs.

Open source Matlab software packages for:

1.      Cluster Reinforcement: Automatic cluster detection and hierarchical visualization for sparsely-matched self-organizing maps (SOMs)

2.      NM landscapes: problem generator for tunable epistatic fitness landscapes with known maxima and minima

3.      DARPS (Discrete Asexually Reproducing Population Simulator -- previously known as SimBA) Fast simulator of mutational evolution in large populations of malaria and other microorganisms.

4.      Random Chemistry: Algorithm to find one (of potentially many) k-element subset, which has some desired property, from within an N-element universal set in O(log N) time.


hip stuff

Personal Interests: 

Martial Arts (Northern Shaolin Praying-Mantis Kung Fu (since 1996; black sash attained 12/14/02), Yin style Ba Gua Zhang (since 1996), Tae Kwon Do (since 1991; 3rd degree WTF black belt attained 6/10/00)), rock-hounding (gem and mineral collecting), perennial gardening, hiking, snowshoeing, camping, sewing and related crafts, and of course my wonderful family, including husband Peter and sons Stuart (1983) and Daniel (1988), my cats, and lots of other things!

Here are some poems I wrote in 2nd grade that I recently rediscovered -- they're certainly better than anything I've written since!

This is me practicing with my bagua saber -- yes, it really is as big (and heavy) as it looks!

My mom's (Dorothy Eppstein)'s memories about building the Eppstein Frank Lloyd Wright House.