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Ph.D. Luís M. A. BETTENCOURT Professor of Complex Systems, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe


1992-1996 Imperial College, University of London London, UK
1996 Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics December 1996.
1996-1997 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, Heidelberg University Heidelberg, Germany
1997-2001 Slansky Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellow and Director s Postdoctoral Fellow, Theoretical Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM, USA
2000-2003 Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Theoretical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA, USA
2003-2005 Research Scientist, Computer and Computational Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM, USA
since 2005 Scientist 4, Theoretical Division - T-5 (Applied Mathematics), Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM, USA
since 2007 External Professor and Research Faculty (part-time), Santa Fe Institute Santa Fe, NM, USA
since 2011 Professor, Santa Fe Institute


The most recent ones:
L.M. Bettencourt: The Uses of Big Data in Cities, to appear in Big Data, March 2014
L. M. Bettencourt, in D. Offenhuber and C. Ratti. (eds): The Kind of Problem a City Is, Birkhauser, Heidelberg, 2013
M. Daepp, L.M.Bettencourt, M. Hamilton, G. B. West: The Lifespan of Publicly-Traded Companies: 1950-2009, in review
C. Andris, L. M. Bettencourt: Development, Information and Social Connectivity in Cote d Ivoire, in review


Best Paper European Complex Systems Society annual meeting, October 2007
Essay Competition (50 awards worldwide): Computer Research Association International Conference on "Grand Research Challenges in Information Security and Assurance", Airlie House, Warrenton, Virginia, November 16-19, 2003
Slansky Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship, Theoretical Division. Los Alamos National Laboratory 2000, for interdisciplinary research
Director s Postdoctoral Fellowship. Los Alamos National Laboratory 1998-2000, Portuguese National Science Foundation (JNICT)