In September, 2014, I was invited by Prof.
(at Purdue University
to present on my current research, which uses network science to
investigate language processing. This visit was made possible by funds
that Benjamin J. Winer (a Professor of Psychological Sciences at Purdue
University, known for his work in statistical analysis in the social
sciences--perhaps you've used his textbook
left to Purdue to support a lecture series in Mathematical Psychology.
During that visit, I learned that Prof. Lisa
, whom I had known previously via her work as a fellow
language scientist and as an Associate Editor of the journal Language
, was also the daughter of Casper Goffman (a Professor
of Mathematics at Purdue University), who wrote the article on the Erdős
Goffman, Casper (1969). And what is your
Erdős number? American Mathematical
Monthly, 76, 791. doi:10.2307/2317868.
Here is a photo of me (on the right) with Lisa Goffman (on the left).
She is holding a teaching award that her father (Casper Goffman)
received, and I am holding a copy of Winer's book. Thanks to everyone at
Purdue (past and present) who made this wonderful visit possible.