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Brian Uzzi Bio

Brian Uzzi is the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.  He also co-directs the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), and holds professorships in Sociology and the McCormick School of Engineering. He has been on or visited the faculties of INSEAD, Chicago, Harvard, and Berkeley.  His work has received 15 teaching prizes and 13 scientific research prizes worldwide in the social, physical, and computer sciences. 

His research uses social network science and computational methods to explain outstanding human achievement.  Media outlets featuring his research include the WSJ, Newsweek, The Economist, The New Yorker, Fortune, other media outlets and TV, and scientific journals in management, physics, ecology, sociology, medicine, economics, psychology, and computer science have covered or published his research.  Grants for his research have come from the U.S. government and private agencies.

A globally recognized scientist, teacher, and consultant on leadership, social networks, and AI, Brian consults for organizations and governments in over 30 countries, including the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), McKinsey, PWC, KPMG, Deloitte, Baker and McKenzie, Pepsico, P&G, Kraft, Abbott Labs, UNITE, Total Quality Schools, Hearst Media, the World Bank, ABN AMBRO, CreditSuisse, AON, U.S. intelligence agencies, Thomson Reuters, BAE, Google, MicroSoft, Intel, Facebook, and non-profits worldwide.

Before Kellogg, Brian worked as a management consultant, carpenter, and musician. He holds an MS is in social psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University and a Ph.D. in sociology from The State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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