Assistant Professor, University of Calgary
Dr. Emma Towlson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary, where she hold appointments in the Computer Science and Physics Departments, and is a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, and the Complexity Science Group. Emma is a network (neuro)scientist who believes that complex systems science is at the heart of understanding our interconnected world, and the organisms that share it. She completed her postdoctoral training at the Center for Complex Network Research at Northeastern University, received her PhD from the University of Cambridge (2015), and holds a Masters in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Warwick (2011). She is invested in bringing transdisciplinary approaches to broader audiences and educational settings.
Emma finds and loses herself through travel and running. She cannot get enough of the nature in and around Calgary, especially the spectacular Canadian Rocky Mountains. She and her husband share their home with three beautiful and entitled rescue kitties.