David P. Feldman
College of the Atlantic 

207 8015709 (Phone) 
105 Eden Street 

207 2884126 (Fax) 
Bar Harbor, ME 04609 

dave@hornacek.coa.edu 
http://hornacek.coa.edu/dave 

dpf@santafe.edu 
EDUCATION
Ph.D. September 1998, Physics,
University of California, Davis.
Dissertation: Computational Mechanics of Classical Spin
Systems.
Advisor: Dr. James P. Crutchfield (University of
California, Berkeley and Santa Fe Institute.)
B.A. June 1991, Physics, Carleton College,
Northfield, MN.
CURRENT POSITIONS
Professor of Physics and Mathematics, College of the
Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME. August 1998  Present.
CoDirector, Beijing Complex Systems Summer School, Sponsored by
the Santa Fe Institute in cooperation with The Institute of
Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 2006  Present.
PAST POSITIONS
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of the
Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME. January 2003  July 2007.
Associate Graduate Faculty, Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Maine. June 2001  June 2006.
HONORS and AWARDS
 Graduate Student Travel Award. University of California, Davis, 1998.
 Dissertation Year Fellowship. University of California, Davis, 199798.
 Chancellor's Teaching Fellowship. University of California, Davis,
Spring, 1996.
 Nominated, Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching Award, University
of California, Davis. 19931994.
 Nonresident Tuition Fellowship. University of California,
Davis, 199394.
 Distinction, Senior Thesis: The Physics of
Snowflake Formation. Carleton College. 1991.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Professor of Physics and Mathematics, College of the
Atlantic, Bar Harbor, ME. 8/98  Present.
Courses Taught:
Calculus I 
Introduction to Computer Science 
Calculus II 
Making the Bomb 
Calculus III 
Physics I 
The Internet 
Physics II 
Introduction to Chaos and Fractals 
Physics III 
Ordinary Differential Equations 
Chaos and Complex Systems 
Quantum Mechanics 
Gender and Science 

Linear Algebra 
Human Ecology Core Course 

Real Analysis 
Introduction to Scientific Programming in C++ 

Applied and Mathematical Statistics 
Theory and Applications of Complex Networks 

CoMentor, Minority Undergraduate Participation in the Physical
Science Program. University of California, Davis, 8/97 
6/98.
Chancellor's Teaching Fellow. University of California, Davis,
Spring, 1996.
Teaching Assistant. University of California, Davis, 9/93 
3/96.
High School Science and Math Teacher. The McCallie School.
Chattanooga, TN. 8/91  6/93.
 Courses Taught: Quantitative Physical Science and
Geometry.
 CoDean of the Freshman Class.
 Coadvisor to the AfricanAmerican student association,
Dormitory advisor, Assistant coach: varsity lacrosse and
juniorschool cross country.
GRANTS
 Maine Space Grant Consortium Research and Higher Education
Program. "Research and Education for Sustainable Energy."
$95,194. 20102011.
 Maine Space Grant Consortium Education and Seed Research Program.
"A Projectbased Class in Residential Windpower." Award
SG0927. $4,967. 200910.
 National Science Foundation, Office of International Science and
Engineering, Global Scientists and Engineers Program, "Santa Fe
Institute's Complex Systems Summer School in Beijing, China." Award
OSIE0623953. $115,909. 200609.
 Maine Space Grant Consortium Higher Education.
"Adding a Laboratory Component to a Novel Introductory Course in Chaos
and Fractals." Award SG0531. $4,081. 200506.
PUBLICATIONS
 D.P. Feldman, C.S. McTague, and J.P. Crutchfield. The
Organization of Intrinsic Computation: ComplexityEntropy Diagrams
and the Diversity of Natural Information Processing.
Chaos. 18:043106. 2008.
 D.P. Feldman and J.P. Crutchfield, Synchronizing to Periodicity:
The Transient Information and Synchronization Time of Periodic
Sequences. Advances in Complex Systems. 7(34):
329355, 2004.
 D.P. Feldman and J.P. Crutchfield, Structural Information in
TwoDimensional Patterns: Entropy Convergence and Excess
Entropy. Physical Review E. 67:051104. 2003.
 J. P. Crutchfield and D. P. Feldman. Regularities Unseen,
Randomness Observed: The Entropy Convergence
Hierarchy. Chaos, 15: 2554, 2003.
 J.P. Crutchfield and D.P. Feldman, Synchronizing to the
Environment: Information Theoretic Constraints on Agent
Learning. Advances in Complex Systems, 4:
251264, 2001.
 J P. Crutchfield, D. P. Feldman, and C. R. Shalizi. Comment I
on "Simple Measure for Complexity." Physical Review E,
62:29967, 2000.
 D. P. Feldman. Computational
Mechanics of Classical Spin Systems,
Ph.D. Dissertation, Physics Department, University of
California, Davis, September, 1998.
 D. P. Feldman and J. P. Crutchfield. Discovering NonCritical
Organization: Statistical Mechanical, Information Theoretic, and
Computational Views of Patterns in Simple OneDimensional Spin
Systems. (Submitted to Journal of Statistical Physics,
Santa Fe Institute Working Paper 9804026.)
 D. P. Feldman and J. P. Crutchfield. Statistical Measures of
Complexity: Why? Physics Letters A, 238:24452,
1998.
 J. P. Crutchfield and D. P. Feldman, Statistical Complexity of
Simple 1D Spin Systems. Physical Review E
55:R123942, 1997.
BOOKS
D.P. Feldman. Introduction to Chaos and Fractals. Oxford
University Press. Forthcoming, 2011.
INVITED BOOK REVIEWS
 D. P. Feldman. Review of Complex and Adaptive Dynamical
Systems. Physics Today, 62(7):589, July 2009.
 D. P. Feldman. Review of Monte Carlo Methods in Statistical
Physics. Computing in Science & Engineering, 2:734,
2000.
LECTURE NOTES
 Some Foundational Tools and Concepts for Complex Systems:
Entropy, Information, and Statistical Complexity.
Developed in conjunction with lectures delivered at the 20042008
Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems Summer Schools in Qingdao and
Beijing, China, and at the Complex Systems Summer School
Institut des Systemes Complex de Paris IledeFrance, August 2007.
Available at: http://hornacek.coa.edu/dave/Paris/.
 Information Theory, Excess Entropy and Statistical Complexity:
Discovering and Quantifying Statistical Structure.
Developed in conjunction with series of lectures given at the Santa
Fe Institute, July 1997. Available at:
http://hornacek.coa.edu/dave/Tutorial/index.html.
INVITED TALKS and SEMINARS
 Complexity and Frustration. Santa Fe Institute workshop
on Randomness, Structure, and
Causality: Measures of complexity from theory to applications.
Jan. 1013, 2011.
 Introductory Lectures on Dynamical Systems, Complexity, and
Complex Networks. Exploring
Complexity in Science and Technology from a Santa Fe Institute
Perspective, Sponsored by the Santa Fe Institute. Portland, OR. May
1921, 2010.
 An Introduction to Sustainable Energy.
National Honor Society Earth Day Speaker, Mount Desert Island High
School. 30 April 2010.
 Thoughts on Complex Networks Research. ITP/SFI
Workshop on Frontiers in Complex Systems: Complex Social Networks
and Urban Dynamics. Beijing, China. July 2009.
 Some Foundational Tools and Concepts for Complex Systems:
Entropy, Information, Computation, and Complexity.
(A series of five lectures.) Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems
Summer School. Beijing, China. July 2008.
 An Introduction to Statistical Complexity. Mathematical
Interdisciplinary Research at Warwick (MIR@W), February 18, 2008,
University of Warwick.
 The Objective Subjectivity of Complexity. Mathematical
Interdisciplinary Research at Warwick (MIR@W), February 18, 2008,
University of Warwick.
 Some Foundational Tools and Concepts for Complex Systems:
Entropy, Information, and Statistical Complexity.
(A twelvehour lecture series.) Complex Systems Summer School
Institut des Systemes Complex de Paris IledeFrance, Paris, France.
August 2007.
 Some Foundations in Complex Systems: Tools and Concepts: An
Advanced Introduction.
(A series of five lectures.) Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems
Summer School. Beijing, China. July 2007.
 Mathematics for Complex Systems: The Objective Relativity of
Complexity and Entropy. XIV International Conference
of the Society for Human Ecology. Bar Harbor, Maine. October 2006.
 Some Foundations in Complex Systems: Tools and Concepts.
(A series of four lectures.) Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems
Summer School. Beijing, China. July 2006.
 Exploring the Relationships between Complexity and Randomness:
ComplexityEntropy Diagrams. Science of Complex Systems Seminar
Series. Center for Computational Science and Engineering. University of
California, Davis. 8 February 2006.
 Racial Segregation in U.S. Cities: Using Computational Models
to Understand the Gap between Individual Preferences and Neighborhood
Outcomes. Olin Seminar Series, Olin College of Engineering, 7
December 2005.
 Some Foundations in Complex Systems: Tools and Concepts.
(A series of five lectures.) Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems
Summer School. Beijing, China. July 2005.
 The Complexity of Simple Periodic Sequences: The
Unpredictability of Synchronizing to Periodic Patterns. Colby
College Physics Colloquium. 7 October 2004.
 Some Foundations in Complex Systems: Tools and Concepts.
(A series of five lectures.) Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems
Summer School. Qingdao University, Qingdao, Shandong Province,
China. July 2004.
 Approximately Nine Open Questions Concerning the Application of
Information Theory to Describe TwoDimensional Systems. Dynamics
of Learning Group Presentation, Santa Fe Institute, 17 October 2002.
 A Workshop on Information Theory for AgentBased Modeling.
TASK OEF Meeting, Santa Fe Institute, 9 October 2002.
 Information Theory Applied to TwoDimensional Glassy
Systems. Dynamics of Learning Group Presentation, Santa Fe
Institute, 27 August 2002.
 The Transient Information and Synchronization Time of Periodic
Sequences. Dynamics of Learning Group Presentation, Santa Fe
Institute, 31 July 2001.
 Regularities Unseen, Randomness Observed: The Interplay
between Order and Disorder in PatternForming Systems. Seminar,
Cornell College, 14 February 2001.
 Congregations Rich with Entropy: The Interplay between
Order and Disorder in PatternForming Systems. Seminar, Hiram
College, 24 January 2001.
 Regularities Unseen, Randomness Observed: Excess Entropy,
Transient Information and the Entropy Convergence
Hierarchy. Colloquium, Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Maine, Orono, 12 May 2000.
 Regularities Unseen, Randomness Observed. Faculty Seminar
Series, College of the Atlantic, 5 October, 1999.
 Discovering and Describing Patterns and Organization: an
Introduction to Computational Mechanics. Lecture, Santa Fe
Institute Complex Systems Summer School, 11 June 1998.
 Discovering and Describing Patterns:
A Computational Approach. Colloquium, University of California,
Davis. 1 June, 1998.
 Discovering and Describing Patterns: A Computational
Approach. Seminar, Union College, 6 April, 1998.
 Discovering and Describing Patterns: A Computational
Approach. Seminar, University of New England, 31 March, 1998.
 Discovering and Describing Patterns: A Computational
Approach. Seminar, University of Puget Sound, 25 March, 1998.
 Rule as the Sum of Rulelessness? Seminar, College of the
Atlantic, 19 February, 1998.
 Discovering Organization:
Computational Mechanics of OneDimensional Spin Systems.
New England Complex Systems Institute International Conference on
Complex Systems. 23 September, 1997.
 Discovering NonCritical Organization:
Computational Mechanics of Simple OneDimensional Spin Systems.
22 April, 1997. Invited seminar, Center for Nonlinear Studies,
Los Alamos National Laboratory.
 Discovering NonCritical Organization:
Computational Mechanics of Simple OneDimensional Spin Systems.
12 November, 1996. Invited seminar, Santa Fe Institute.
 Computational Mechanics of 1D Ising Systems.
Ninth Annual Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems Summer School.
June 1996.
SELECTED CONTRIBUTED PRESENTATIONS
 D.P. Feldman. Complexity vs. Entropy in Cellular Automata:
Wedges not Edges. Computational Mechanics Group, Complexity
Sciences Center, University of California, Davis. May 20, 2009.
 S.K. Heller and D.P. Feldman. Emergent (Non)Majors:
Communities and Connections in an Interdisciplinary College.
Human Ecology Forum. College of the Atlantic. June
2008.
 D.P. Feldman. The Political Economy of PeerReviewed Academic
Publishing. Human Ecology Forum. College of the Atlantic. April
2006.
 D.P. Feldman. Toward TwoDimensional Measures of Structural
Complexity. Computational Mechanics Group. Complexity
Sciences Center and Department of Physics, University of
California, Davis. March 2008.
 D.P. Feldman. Segregation in U.S. Cities: Using Computational
Models to Bridge the Gap betwwen Individual Preferences and
Neighborhood Outcomes. Human Ecology Forum. College of the
Atlantic. May 2005.
 M. D. Robinson, D. P. Feldman, and S. R. McKay. Local
Ordering and Structure in the Ising Antiferromagnet on a Triangular
Lattice with Quenched Dilution. March Meeting of the American
Physical Society, Austin, 2003.
 S. R. Mckay, D. A. Kenneway, M. D. Robinson, and
D. P. Feldman. Application of Information Theoretic Measures to
Frustrated Ising Systems with Quenched Disorder. International
Conference on Theoretical Physics. Paris, France. July, 2002.
 D. A. Kenneway, S. R. McKay, and D. P. Feldman. A Comparison
of Bimodal and Gaussian Twodimensional Spin Glasses Using Information
Theoretic Methods. Meeting of the New England Section of the American
Physical Society. Brandeis University. April 6, 2002.
 M. D. Robinson, D. P. Feldman, and S. R. McKay. A Detailed Look
at the Entropy and Excess Entropy in a Transition in which Order
Arises from Quenched Disorder. March Meeting of the American
Physical Society, Indianapolis, 2002.
 D. A. Kenneway, S. R. McKay, and D. P. Feldman. The Entropy and
Excess Entropy of the TwoDimensional Ising Spin Glass. March
Meeting of the American Physical Society, Indianapolis, 2002.
 D. P. Feldman. Transient Information and the Entropy
Convergence Hierarchy. Meeting of the New England Section of the
American Physical Society. Colby College, 11 November, 1999.
TEACHINGRELATED PRESENTATIONS
 A Workshop on Fractals for high school math and science
teachers. Southern Aroostook Math Science Partnership (SAMS),
Houlton, ME. 10 December 2009.
 Preparing for and Applying for Teaching Positions at Liberal Arts
Colleges. Presentation for Physics Graduate Students at the
University of California, Davis. 27 January 2006.
 The Politics of Science Education. Invited Panelist,
Constitutional Convention of the Labor Party, Pittsburgh, PA, 13
November 1998.
 Gender Equity in the Classroom.
Physics Department Teaching Assistant Training Workshop,
September, 1996.
 No Connection between Studying and Grades?
Contributed Poster, American Association of Physics Teachers
January 1996 Meeting, Reno, NV.
 Suggestions for the Incorporation of Chaos and Fractals into
the High School Science and Math Curriculum. Invited
Presentation, Chattanooga Area Science Teachers Workshop, Spring 1993
COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY, and COMMUNITY SERVICE
College of the Atlantic
 Search Committee for Faculty Member in Anthropology, 10/0812/08.
 Chair, Search Committee for Wiggins Chair in Governance and
Polity, 10/072/08.
 Admission Committee, 1/04Present.
 Academic Affairs Committee, 9/986/01, 9/024/08.
 Chair, Academic Affairs Committee, 4/036/07.
 Chair, Faculty Meeting, 8/0412/04.
 Search Committee for Admission Counselors, 5/066/06
 Budget Working Group, 1/0511/05.
 Sexual Assault Advisor, 8/05Present.
 Search Committee for Admission Counselor, 5/05.
 Chair, Search Committee for Registrar, 1/044/04.
 Building Committee, 1/045/04.
 Faculty Meeting Moderator, 9/016/02.
 Steering Committee, 4/027/02.
 Website Advisory Committee, 1/0010/00.
 Chair, Technology Planning Committee, 11/9811/99.
 Search Committee for Faculty Member in Education, 1/00  3/00.
 Search Committee for Educational Studies Director, 1/99  3/99.
Academic and Professional
 Referee for:
Advances in Complex Systems,
Australian Journal of Chemistry,
Chapman & Hall/CRC Publishers,
Chaos, Complexity, Entropy,
European Journal of Physics B,
Information Processing Letters,
IEEE Transactions on Magnetics,
J. Wiley & Sons,
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical,
Journal of Statistical Physics,
Journal of Systems Science and Complexity,
Neurocomputing,
Oxford University Press,
Physica A,
Physical Review E,
Proceedings of the Royal Society A
and
Structure and Dynamics: eJournal of Anthropological and Related
Sciences.
 Grant reviewer for: The National Science Foundation, The Maine
Space Grant Consortium
 Scientific Committee, International Conference on Economic Science
with Heterogeneous Interacting Agents 2009 (ESHIA/WEHIA 2009).
Beijing, China, June 1820, 2009.
 Reviewer of applications, Santa Fe Institute Complex Systems
Summer School, 20052009.
 Reviewer of applications, Santa Fe Institute Postdoctoral Fellow
applications, 2007.
 External reviewer of BA and BS programs of the Department of
Physics and Astronomy, the University of Maine, 11/03.
 External reader for: Ph.D thesis, Department of
Physics and Astronomy, University of Maine (Spring 2000 and
Summer 2010); Ph.D. thesis, School of Information
Technologies, University of Sydney, AU. (Spring 2010)
Community
 Interim board member, Mount Desert Island Cooperative. 11/05 
12/06.
Other
 CoMentor, Minority Undergraduate Research Participation in the
Physical Sciences Program. University of California, Davis, 8/976/98.
 Chair, Department Library Committee. University of California,
Davis, Department of Physics, 6/976/98.
 Colloquium Committee. University of California, Davis Department
of Physics, 6/976/98.
 CoFounder of the StudentsOnly Seminar Series. University
of California, Davis, Department of Physics 9/95.
 Sexual Harassment Advisor. Carleton College, 11/89  6/91.
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
 American Association of Physics Teachers
 American Physical Society (APS)
 APS Forum on Education
 APS Forum on Physics and Society
 APS Topical Group on Nonlinear and Statistical Physics
 Mathematical Association of America
 Anacapa Society (Theoretical and Computational Physics at Undergraduate Institutions)
REFERENCES
Dr. Xiaosong Chen
Professor and Vice Director
Institute of Theoretical Physics
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Beijing 100080, China

Dr. James Crutchfield
Professor of Physics
Department of Physics
University of California
Davis, CA 95616

Dr. Susan R. McKay
Professor of Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469

Dr. Christopher W. Petersen
Professor of Biology
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609

Ms. Ginger Richardson
Vice President
Santa Fe Institute
1399 Hyde Park Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Dr. Karen Waldron
Professor of Literature
College of the Atlantic
105 Eden Sreet.
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
