Dakota Murray

PhD in Informatics

Indiana University


I aim to understand the social dimensions of the global scientific ecosystem by leveraging massive datasets, computational techniques, and social theory.

I have a PhD in Informatics from Indiana University Bloomington, where I wrote my dissertation “Embracing Complexity in the Science of Science” under the amazing mentorship of Dr. Cassidy Sugimoto and Dr. Yong-Yeol Ahn. I am an alumni of the Santa Fe Institute’s Complex Systems Summer School.

When not working, I enjoy running, cooking, traveling, reading, and spending time with my wonderful wife and daughter.


  • Science of Science
  • Scientometrics
  • Computational Social Science
  • Data Science


  • PhD in Informatics, 2021

    Indiana University

  • BSc in Computer Science, 2016

    Appalachian State University

Recent Posts

Defending my dissertation

Well, I did it! I wrote my dissertation. I’m Dr. Murray now. A year of pre-k. 12 years of grade school. 5 years for my …

Embedding graphs with Laplacian Eigenmaps

Graph laplacian eigenmaps (GLE) are one means, among many, of embedding graphs into a low-dimensional numeric space. Specifically, GLE …

Talks and posters

2021 Dissertation
2021 Copenhagen
2021 Northwestern
2021 Northeastern
A scientometric analysis of disagreement in science