About the Authors

Sharon E. Alajajian

salajajian@asc.upenn.edu (SEA); peter.dodds@uvm.edu (PSD)

Affiliations Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America, Vermont Center for Complex Systems, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America, Computational Story Lab, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America, Vermont Advanced Computing Core, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America

Jake Ryland Williams

Affiliations Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America, Vermont Center for Complex Systems, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America, Computational Story Lab, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America, Vermont Advanced Computing Core, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America, School of Information, University of California Berkeley, 102 South Hall #4600, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States of America

Andrew J. Reagan

Affiliations Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America, Vermont Center for Complex Systems, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America, Computational Story Lab, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America, Vermont Advanced Computing Core, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America

Stephen C. Alajajian

Affiliation Women, Infants and Children, East Boston, Massachusetts 02128, United States of America

Morgan R. Frank

Affiliation Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139, United States of America

Lewis Mitchell

Affiliation School of Mathematical Sciences, North Terrace Campus, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia 5005, Australia

Jacob Lahne

Affiliation Culinary Arts and Food Science, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104, United States of America

Christopher M. Danforth

Affiliations Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America, Vermont Center for Complex Systems, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America, Computational Story Lab, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America, Vermont Advanced Computing Core, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America

Peter Sheridan Dodds

salajajian@asc.upenn.edu (SEA); peter.dodds@uvm.edu (PSD)

Affiliations Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America, Vermont Center for Complex Systems, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America, Computational Story Lab, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America, Vermont Advanced Computing Core, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont 05401, United States of America

Competing Interests

One of the authors, SCA, was employed by Women, Infants and Children, East Boston. This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SEA JRW AJR SCA MRF LM JL CMD PSD. Performed the experiments: SEA JRW AJR MRF. Analyzed the data: SEA JRW AJR SCA MRF LM JL CMD PSD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SEA JRW AJR MRF LM CMD PSD. Wrote the paper: SEA PSD. Reviewed and edited the manuscript: SEA JRW AJR SCA MRF LM JL CMD PSD.