Carter Butts is currently professor in the Departments of Sociology, Statistics, Computer Science, and EECS and the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. He joined the Irvine faculty in 2002, after receiving his Ph.D. from the Department of Social and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University. He also hold an M.S. from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.S. from Duke University. He currently serves as an area editor for the journal Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Mathematical Sociology and the board of reviewing editors for Science. He has served as chair of the American Sociological Association’s Section on Mathematical Sociology, council member of the ASA’s Sections on Mathematical Sociology and Methodology, and served on the board of directors of the International Network for Social Network Analysis. He holds paper awards from the ASA’s Sections on Mathematical Sociology, Rationality and Society, and Aging and the Life Course, and is a recipient of the Leo A. Goodman Award from the ASA’s Section on Methodology and the Linton C. Freeman Award from INSNA. He is also a fellow of the AAAS.
At UCI, Carter Butts is a member of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences, the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), and the programs in Chemistry and Materials Physics (ChaMP) and Networked Systems. He is also a member of the UCI Center for Organizational Research, the Center for Machine Learning and Intelligent Systems, and the Center for Emergency Response Technology, and the coordinator of the UCI Social Network Research Group. He is also the founding director of the UCI Center for Networks and Relational Analysis.