I am a Postdoc in the Amaral-lab at Northwestern University.

Research Interests

I am a physicist by education and interested in the study of complex systems:
- Statistical (universal) laws in linguistics
- Language change and spreading of linguistic innovations
- Topic models and community detection in complex networks
- Evolution of scientific fields (Science of Science)
- Scaling laws of urban indicators (Science of Cities)
- Personality / Individual Differences


Northwestern University
Department for Chemical and Biological Engineering
2145 Sheridan Road (Tech E136), 60208 Evanston, IL
martin.gerlach [at] northwestern.edu