quickshift

Caleb Belth

Hello! I'm Caleb, a PhD student at the University of Michigan, where I work with Danai Koutra. Some of my interests are streaming algorithms, graph summarization, information theory, and philosophy.

My research leverages ideas from information theory and linguistics to contribute methods to concisely represent unbounded graphs, such as networks that evolve continually and indefinitely.

I try my best to be responsible with my research, and continually consider whether my work will be constructive or destructive to society.

A current musing: are flocks of birds Turing Complete?

Prior to Michigan, I received a B.Sc. in Computer Science from Purdue University, where I was fortunate to work with Jennifer Neville, Dan Goldwasser, and Daisuke Kihara.

Feel free to contact me at cbelth@umich.edu.
In case you are wondering, the name of this website ("quickshift") is a nod to my life-long love of road trips, driving, and cars in general.

Publications

Essays

Minds, Brains, and Maybe Programs. And also elephants. [pdf]

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