[Reid outside the CS building]
Photo by Rick Moore

Reid Priedhorsky

I am a postdoctoral research associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Prior to this, I was a research staff member at IBM Research. I hold a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. also in computer science from Macalester College.

My work focuses on large-scale data analysis and human-centered computing. I work to empower communities to make better decisions in pursuit of a sustainable and just global future. I do this by exploring the tools, algorithms, and systems that facilitate human communication, collaboration, and shared creation of knowledge, with a current focus on the use of these things to answer quantitative quesions about the real world.

In my spare time, I enjoy reading, bicycling, hiking (especially in the mountains and deserts of the American West), tinkering with things, photography, and hanging out with my wife and son.


  • My research portfolio, with annotated publications.
  • Cyclopath, a research project which I co-founded, is a geowiki and route-finding service for cyclists in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.
  • I created an open-source bibliography manager called Yabman. It’s currently usable but in a pre-alpha state.
  • Lambda, a system for sound processing, which earned me departmental honors at Macalester College.