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Aetheling (æþeling in Old Norse) is my Wikipedia user name. My real name is Loren Cobb, PhD. I have been editing Wikipedia since 25 March 2006.

I am an associate research professor in the Department of Mathematics, University of Colorado Denver (now retired). For eight years I was the Director of the UCD Statistical Consulting Service. Although retired, I still pursue research in mathematical epidemiology for the UCD research seminar on data assimilation at the Center for Computational Mathematics.

My PhD is in mathematical sociology from Cornell University, awarded just after the dawn of civilization (1973). For sixteen years (1977–93) I was a professor of biostatistics and biomathematics, first at the Medical University of South Carolina and then at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, working as a research consultant in just about every area of medicine. For the next fifteen years (1993–2008) I was an independent freelance mathematician, engaged in consulting projects ranging from algorithm and code analysis to simulations of social dysfunction.

I have worked with military institutions all over the world on issues of military reform and restructuring for modern peacekeeping. I have worked on modeling and simulation of third-world societies for DARPA, the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, the UK Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, the Swedish Defence University, the US National Defense University, and US Southern Command.

I am the author of numerous simulation models for peacekeeping and humanitarian operations, including three that were written specifically for training officers in UN peacekeeping operations, and another for a joint project of Sweden and the USA to build a state-of-the-art command center for peacekeeping and peace enforcement operations.

In the late 1990s I designed and facilitated the NationLab series of high-level exercises in national strategy and crisis management for seven Latin American countries, and the RegionLab exercise in international negotiations, under the auspices of the US National Defense University (CHDS). In 2004 I was awarded the gold medal of the Bolivian School of Advanced National Studies, for my work in developing the NationLab approach to Bolivian national strategic studies in corruption, poverty, and organized crime.

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With my late friend Bob Thrall, I edited the book Mathematical Frontiers of the Social and Policy Sciences. My work has been funded by federal grants and contracts since 1973, from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and a variety of international sources.

So far, I have written three books, 20 chapters in books, 23 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and five major software systems. I have designed and implemented four computer languages, and hold a patent for my commercial software algorithms. For whatever it's worth (not very much), my Erdős Number is four.

Aetheling 04:34, 2 June 2006 (UTC), last updated 1 March 2017.

Statistical studies of Wikipedia[edit]

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For spending the time to collect, analyze, and summarize the data for your Study of vandalism survival times, I hereby award you this barnstar! I'm not a mathematician, but I know enough to appreciate what kind of work goes into a report like that. The insight it will provide to the community will be valuable. Excellent work! —DragonHawk (talk|hist) 04:03, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Countries in which I have lived[edit]

United States Pakistan Germany United Kingdom

Countries I have visited}}[edit]

Mexico India

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3,000+This user has made more than 3,000 contributions to Wikipedia.
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This user has created 25 of Wikipedia's 5,700,774 articles.
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  1. WildEarth Guardians (major rewrite)
  2. All-Russian Mathematical Portal
  3. Charles Walton (inventor)
  4. Journal of Mathematical Psychology
  5. Edgar A. Poe Award
  6. MDRGN bacteria
  7. Market distortion (total replacement for an older article)
  8. Viola Pettus
  9. Peter W. Huber
  10. Relative abundance distribution
  11. Disinhibited attachment disorder
  12. Caras (tribe)
  13. Mike Keefe
  14. "Steam Train" Maury Graham
  15. O'Sensei Ngo Dong
  16. Jason Vest
  17. Ingrid Washinawatok
  18. Jean Laherrère
  19. Ghulam Mustafa Tabassum
  20. The Discovery of the Unconscious
  21. Frances C. Wilson
  22. Marquis de Puységur
  23. Auguste Ambroise Tardieu
  24. Henri Ellenberger
  25. NationLab

List of all contributions: Special:Contributions/Aetheling.

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