Scott D. Pauls

Academic Appointments
  • Professor of Mathematics

  • Director, Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning

  • Chair, Department of Mathematics

Professor Pauls' research in mathematics focuses on building and analyzing network models for social, biological, and physical systems.  In his theoretical work, he aims to find network theoretic signatures for outcomes of dynamical processes.  Recently, he has been able to apply these techniques to systems in political science, economics, neuroscience, and environmental science.



303 Kemeny Hall
HB 6188


  • B.A. Columbia University
  • Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania

Selected Publications

  • Leib-Lappan, R., Kumar, D., Obbard, R., and Pauls, S. D.  A network model for characterizing brine channels in sea ice, The Cryosphere, (2017) (https://doiorg/10.5194/tc-2017-169)

  • Myung, J. and Pauls, S. D., Encoding seasonal information in a two-oscillator model of the multi-oscillator circadian clock, Eur. J. Neuroscience. (2017) (doi: 10.1111/ejn.13697)

  • DeFord, D. R. and Pauls, S. D., A new framework for dynamics on multiplex networks, J. Complex Networks. (2017)(

  • Pauls, S. D. and Cranmer, S., Affinity Communities in United Nations Voting: Implications for Conflict, Cooperation, and Democracy, Physica A, 484 (2017), 428-439. (

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