Faculty & Contributors

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

Leadership Network

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, Kellogg School of Management


Jillian Chown

Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management


Jeanneate Colvyas

Associate Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and Associate Professor of Learning Sciences, Northwestern University, Associate Professor and Executive Board Member, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), Associate Professor of Management & Operations, Kellogg School of Management (Courtesy)


Noshir Contractor

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


Leslie Dechurch

Professor of Communication Studies, Northwestern School of Communication


Ying Ding

Bill & Luis Suit Professor, School of Information
Adjunct Professor at Department of Health, Dell Medical School, University of Texas at Austin


Eli Finkel

Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management / Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences


Steve Franconeri

Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences / Professor of Design, McCormick School of Engineering (Courtesy) / Director, Northwestern Cognitive Science Program, Professor of Leadership, Kellogg School of Management (Courtesy)


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


Danqi Hu

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


Nour Kteily

Associate Professor, Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management


Vincent Lariviere

Professor of Information Science, University of Montreal



Robert McDonald

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


Filippo Mezzanotti

Assistant Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management


Sam Molyneux

GM, Meta, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative


William Ocasio

John L. and Helen Kellogg Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management


Adam Pah

Clinical Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management, Associate Director, Research Assistant Professor, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)


Dimitris Papanikolaou

Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management


Hatim Rahman

Assistant Professor, Management and Organizations, Kellogg School of Management


Iyad Rahwan

Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Development


Luis Rayo

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


Lauren Rivera

Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management
Associate Professor of Sociology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (Courtesy)


Nicole Stephens

Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management
Associate Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (Courtesy)


Robert Sinatra

Assistant Professor, IT University of Copenhagen


Edward (Ned) Smith

Associate Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg, Associate Professor of Sociology, Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences (Courtesy)


H. Eugene Stanley

Professor of Physics, Boston University


Jie Tang

Professor, Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University


Lav Varshney

Assistant Professor, 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


Jevin West

Associate Professor, University of Washington


Teresa K. Woodruff

Thomas J. Watkins Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Feinberg School of Medicine


Hyejin Youn

Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations, Kellogg School of Management


Researchers

Mohammad Ahmadpoor

Research Associate, Kellogg School of Management


Nima Dehmamy

Research Assistant Professor, Kellogg School of Management


Jian Gao

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Kellogg School of Management


Zhongyang He

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Kellogg School of Management


Ching Jin

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management


Woo Seong Jo

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management


Hyunuk Kim

Post-Doctoral Research 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

Yifing Ma

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Kellogg School of Management


Minsu Park

Research Assistant Professor Fellow, Kellogg School of Management


Thomas Stoeger

Post-Doctoral Scholar, Northwestern University


Yuan (Tanya) Tian

PhD student, Kellogg School of Management


Frank van der Wouden

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management


Binglu Wang

Post-Doctoral Candidate, PhD Student, Kellogg School of Management


David Wang

PhD candidate, Kellogg School of Management


Yang Wang

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Kellogg School of Management


Yang Yang

Research Assistant Professor, Kellogg School of Management


Yian Yin

PhD student, McCormick School of Engineering

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.

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