I’m a graduate student at Indiana University where I study cognitive science and informatics.



Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, August 2009 to present


West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV, August 2002 to December 2006


NIOSH (contractor), Morgantown, WV
  • Software developer, January 2007 to present
Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Instructor, June 2013 to July 2013
  • Associate instructor, August 2012 to May 2013
  • Research assistant, August 2009 to May 2010


  1. Williams, S. and Yaeger, L. (2017). Evolution of neural dynamics in an ecological model. Geosciences, 7(3).
  2. Menzies, T., Brady, A., Keung, J., Hihn, J., Williams, S., El-Rawas, O., Green, P., and Boehm, B. (2013). Learning project management decisions: A case study with case-based reasoning versus data farming. IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, 39(12):1698–1713.
  3. Yaeger, L., Sporns, O., Williams, S., Shuai, X., and Dougherty, S. (2010). Evolutionary selection of network structure and function. In Fellermann, H. et al., editors, Artificial Life XII, pages 313–320.
  4. Green II, P., Menzies, T., Williams, S., and El-Rawas, O. (2009). Understanding the value of software engineering technologies. In ASE 2009, pages 52–61.
  5. Menzies, T., Williams, S., Elrawas, O., Baker, D., Boehm, B., Hihn, J., Lum, K., and Madachy, R. (2009). Accurate estimates without local data? Software Process: Improvement and Practice, 14(4):213–225.
  6. Menzies, T., Williams, S., El-Rawas, O., Boehm, B., and Hihn, J. (2009). How to avoid drastic software process change (using stochastic stability). In ICSE ’09, pages 540–550.


  1. Williams, S. (2013). Modeling at the interface of dynamics and computation. Presented at the IGERT Research Showcase, Bloomington, IN.
  2. Williams, S. (2012). Modeling minimally abstract cognition. Presented at the IGERT Research Showcase, Bloomington, IN.
  3. Williams, S. (2012). Evolved neural networks approach the edge of chaos. Presented at the Intelligent Systems Seminar, Bloomington, IN.
  4. Williams, S. (2011). Analysis and design of two artificial life models. Presented at the IGERT Research Showcase, Bloomington, IN.
  5. Williams, S. and Yaeger, L. (2010). Dynamical systems analysis of evolving neural networks. Presented at Guided Self-Organization 3, Bloomington, IN.


National Science Foundation Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship: The Dynamics of Brain–Body–Environment Systems in Behavior and Cognition
  • Trainee, August 2010 to August 2012
  • Associate, May 2010 to August 2010


Appalachian Outreach, Inc., Glen Dale, WV
  • Webmaster, January 2007 to present


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