Daniel Rockmore is the Director of the Neukom Institute, the William H. Neukom 1964 Distinguished Professor of Computational Science, and Professor of Mathematics at Dartmouth College. Dan joined Dartmouth in 1991, after completing his undergraduate work at Princeton University and earning his Ph.D. at Harvard University. In 1995, he was one of 15 scientists awarded a five-year Presidential Faculty Fellowship from the White House for excellence in education and research. He is a member of the external faculty at the Santa Fe Institute and has directed its Complex Systems Summer School since 2005. The Santa Fe Institute is the pre-eminent center in the world for research in complex systems, the discipline that brings to bear computational methods for investigations into the structure of evolutionary phenomena.