Faculty & Contributors

A Community of Thought Leaders

CSSI is proud to bring together so many top experts in the fields of complex sciences. The core of our team is made up of professors, doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows at the Kellogg School of Management and Northwestern University, but our community of collaborators spans the globe. Here’s a look at the team behind the science of science, as well as key contributors and supporters.

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Interested in being part of our work? Take a look at the postdoctoral fellowships and researcher positions, as well as information on how to apply.

The Center is an extraordinary investment, bringing together world-leading researchers to decode innovation and the progress of knowledge.

Ben Jones / Professor of Strategy and the Gordon and Llura Gund Family Professor of Entrepreneurship

Leadership Network

Dashun Wang, Director

Associate Professor of Management & Organizations / Associate Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences (Courtesy) / Core faculty at Northwestern Institute of Complex Systems (NICO)

Professor Wang’s research focuses on the science of science. He joined the faculty at Kellogg in 2016 after teaching at Pennsylvania State University and leading a big data initiative at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center. He also holds appointments at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science and NICO.

Luis Amaral

Professor of Chemical & Biological Engineering / Professor of Physics & Astronomy / Co-Director, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) Faculty

Professor Amaral conducts and directs research that provides insight into the emergence, evolution and stability of complex social and biological systems. He holds appointments at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering & Applied Science and the Feinberg School of Medicine.

James Evans

Professor / Director, Knowledge Lab / Faculty Director, Masters Program in Computational Social Science, University of Chicago

Professor Evans’s research focuses on the collective system of thinking and knowing. At the University of Chicago, he is Director of Knowledge Lab, which has collaborative, granting and employment opportunities. Evans also founded and now directs on the Computational Social Science program at Chicago, and sponsors an associated Computational Social Science workshop.

Santo Fortunato

Professor / Director of the Center for Complex Networks and Systems Research, Indiana University

Professor Fortunato’s research areas are network science and computational social science, and aims to detect community structures in networks, analyze and model social and information networks, identify citation patterns, and more. Fortunato joined the faculty at Indiana University in 2016.

Benjamin Jones

Gordon and Llura Gund Family Professor of Entrepreneurship / Professor of Strategy / Faculty Director, Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative (KIEI)

Professor Jones is faculty director of the Kellogg Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative, which equips leaders to drive the kind of innovation, entrepreneurship and growth that matters in today’s world. His research focuses on innovation and creativity, and he has done work on global economic development, including the roles of education, climate and national leadership in explaining the wealth and poverty of nations.

Brian Uzzi

Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change / Co-Director, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) Faculty / Director, Kellogg Architectures of Collaboration Initiative (KACI)

Professor Uzzi is a globally recognized teacher, consultant and speaker on leadership, social networks, data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning. He has lectured and advised companies and governments around the world and has been on or visited the faculties of INSEAD, University of Chicago, University of California at Berkeley and Harvard University.

Researcher Network

  • Pierre Azoulay

    Professor of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Albert Laszlo-Barabisi

    Robert Gray Doge Professor of Network Science, Northeastern University

  • Nicola Bianchi

    Assistant Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Jillian Chown

    Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Jeanneate Colvyas

    Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and Associate Professor of Learning Sciences, Northwestern University

  • Noshir Contractor

    Professor of Behavioral Sciences, Kellogg School of Management and McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University

  • Leslie Dechurch

    Professor of Communication Studies, School of Communication, Northwestern University

  • Ying Ding

    Bill & Luis Suit Professor, School of Information, University of Texas at Austin

  • Eli Finkel

    Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management and Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, Northwestern University

  • Steve Franconeri

    Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences, Northwestern University

  • C. Lee Giles

    David Reese Professor, College of Information Sciences and Technology, Pennsylvania State University

  • Jason Hartline

    Associate Professor of Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University

  • Danqi Hu

    Assistant Professor of Accounting Information & Management, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Nour Kteily

    Associate Professor, Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Vincent Lariviere

    Professor of Information Science, University of Montreal

  • Han Liu

    Associate Professor of Statistics and Computer Science, McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University

  • Robert McDonald

    Professor of Finance and Gaylord Freeman Distinguished Chair in Banking, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Filippo Mezzanotti

    Assistant Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Sam Molyneux

    GM, Meta, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

  • William Ocasio

  • James F. Towey Professor of Business, Gies College of Business, University of Illinois

  • Adam Pah

    Clinical Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Dimitris Papanikolaou

    Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Hatim Rahman

    Assistant Professor, Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Iyad Rahwan

    Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Development

  • Luis Rayo

    Erwin P. Nemmers Professor of Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Lauren Rivera

    Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Nicole Stephens

    Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Roberta Sinatra

    Assistant Professor, IT University of Copenhagen

  • Edward (Ned) Smith

    Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • H. Eugene Stanley

    Professor of Physics, Boston University

  • Jie Tang

    Professor, Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University

  • Lav Varshney

    Assistant Professor, The Grainger College of Engineering, University of Illinois

  • Ludo Waltman

    Professor of Quantitative Science Studies, Leiden University

  • Kuansan Wang

    Managing Director, Microsoft Research Outreach

  • Adam Waytz

    Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

  • Jevin West

    Associate Professor, Information School, University of Washington

  • Teresa K. Woodruff

    Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Michigan State University

  • Hyejin Youn

    Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Researchers

    Mohammad Ahmadpoor

    Research Associate, Kellogg School of Management

    Nima Dehmamy

    Research Assistant Professor, Kellogg School of Management

    Alexander Furnas

    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management

    Jian Gao

    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management

    Zhongyang He

    Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management

    Ching Jin

    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management

    Woo Seong Jo

    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management 

    Suman Kalyan Maity

    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management

    Jichao Li

    Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Kellogg School of Management



    Lu Liu

    Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow, Kellogg School of Management

    Minsu Park

    Research Fellow, Kellogg School of Management

    Thomas Stoeger

    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Northwestern University 

    Frank van der Wouden

    Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management

    Binglu Wang

    PhD Student, Kellogg School of Management

    David Wang

    PhD student, Kellogg School of Management

    Yang Wang

    Visiting Professor, Kellogg School of Management

    Yang Yang

    Research Assistant Professor, Kellogg School of Management

    Yi Bu

    Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management

    Yian Yin

    PhD student, McCormick School of Engineering

Staff

  • Krisztina Eleki

    Assistant Director of Administration, Center for Science of Science & Innovation, Kellogg School of Management

  • Alanna Lazarowich

    Senior Director, Scientific Partnerships, Center for Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI)/Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)

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