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Tara Behrend, PhD. is Associate Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology and Director of the WAVE Lab at Purdue University. Beginning in August, Tara will join Michigan State University as the John Richard Butler II Professor of Human Resources and Labor Relations and Director of the Evolution and Future of Work Center. Her research concerns the promises and perils of technology use in organizations.

She is a former Program Director for the National Science Foundation, with responsibility for the Science of Organizations Program and the Future of Work at the Human Technology Frontier Program, one of NSF's Big Ideas initiatives.

Her most recent book, Workforce Readiness and The Future of Work, is a multidisciplinary exploration of the educational, social, technological, organizational, and policy factors that contribute to workforce readiness. Her forthcoming book, Human-Technology Partnerships at Work, will focus on the ways that emerging technologies can support workers in a variety of occupational contexts.

She is currently serving as President-elect of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She is also an elected board member of the National Academies Board on Human-Systems Integration.

Her research can be found at

Prof. Sabine Brunswicker is an internationally recognized scholar with a particular interest in open digital innovation, describing new ways of using information technologies to organize the collective design and use of innovative digital goods. She is a Professor for Digital Innovation, and the Founder and Director of the Research Center for Open Digital Innovation. She is currently a Visiting Professor at Northwestern Kellogg School of Management and at the Northwestern Institute for Complex Systems (NICOs). Until 2016, she was Visiting Professor for Digital Innovation at ESADE Business School. Prior to joining Purdue she was Head of Open Innovation at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering in Stuttgart, Germany.

Sabine Brunswicker is a computational social scientist, bridging social science and computing, when studying open digital innovation. Examples of open digital innovation she is particularly interested in are: open source software communities, civic crowdsourcing, open data app competitions, collective software design and re-use, or collective energy conservation through interactive home-energy monitoring applications and visualizations. In her work, she designs and examines systems and technologies that support open digital innovation with respect to their technological and behavioral impact. She also uses computational techniques and behavioral analytics (e.g. advanced network analysis or agent-based modeling) to predict individual as well as collective outcomes in open digital innovation. The Research Center for Open Digital Innovation (RCODI) at Purdue University is the backbone of her work, jointly performed with an interdisciplinary group of researchers. As user-inspired researchers she and her team intensively engage with industry partners, policy makers, and individual citizens through large-scale field studies and increasingly also controlled experiments using ‘virtual’ contests and user studies. For example, Sabine was one of the founders of IMP³rove, a web-based platform to assess innovation capabilities. In 2016, she and her team launched Purdue IronHacks, a unique virtual multi-staged open data competition, in which students and innovators develop novel and useful apps to solve societal challenges.

Georgia T. Chao, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology and the Area Director for the Industrial – Organizational Psychology program at the University of South Florida. Her research interests are in the areas of exoskeletons and work adjustment, teams, organizational socialization, and international human resource management. She was elected to several positions in the American Psychological Association, Academy of Management, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and served as SIOP’s President in 2020-2021. Dr. Chao received her B.S. degree in psychology from the University of Maryland and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in industrial and organizational psychology from the Pennsylvania State University.


Noshir Contractor is the Jane S. and William J. White Professor of Behavioral Sciences in the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, the School of Communication and the Kellogg School of Management and Director of the Science of Networks in Communities (SONIC) Research Group at Northwestern University. He is also the President of the International Communication Association (ICA). Additionally, he is the host of a podcast series titled “Untangling the Web,” where he engages in conversations with thought leaders to explore how the Web is shaping society, and how society in turns is shaping the Web.

Professor Contractor has been at the forefront of three emerging interdisciplines: network science, computational social science and web science. He is investigating how social and knowledge networks form – and perform – in contexts including business, scientific communities, healthcare and space travel. His research has been funded continuously for 25 years by the U.S. National Science Foundation with additional funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health, NASA, DARPA, Army Research Laboratory and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

His book Theories of Communication Networks (co-authored with Peter Monge) received the 2003 Book of the Year award from the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association and the 2021 Fellows Book Award from the International Communication Association (ICA). He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the Network Science Society, and the International Communication Association (ICA). He also received the Distinguished Scholar Award from the National Communication Association, the Lifetime Service Award from the Communication, Digital Technology, and Organization Division of the Academy of Management, and the Simmel Award from the International Network for Social Network Analysis (INSNA). In 2018 he received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras where he received a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California.

Nancy J. Cooke is a professor of Human Systems Engineering at Arizona State University and directs ASU’s Center for Human, Artificial Intelligence, and Robot Teaming. She received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from New Mexico State University in 1987. Dr. Cooke’s research interests include the study of individual and team cognition and its application to human, AI, and robot teaming, manned unmanned teaming, and empirical assessments of teams and teamwork. Dr. Cooke specializes in the development, application, and evaluation of methodologies to elicit and assess individual and team cognition. Her work is funded primarily by DoD.

Dan Cosley is a permanent program officer at NSF as of September 2020, homed in the Human-Centered Computing program in CISE and associated with a number of other solicitations, with a mostly up to date list at the National Science Foundation website. Before that, he was an associate professor at Cornell in the Information Science department, doing both design-based and analytic research in the spaces of Human-Computer Interaction and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work. This includes work around designing user interfaces for recommender systems; modeling human information behaviors from computational traces; supporting crowdwork and online collaboration, and studying the power relationships involved; systems and models connecting social media, identity, and memory; and various other topics that he helped students work on along the way.

Ignacio Fernandez Cruz is the inaugural Mancosh Postdoctoral Communication Studies in the School of Communication at Northwestern University. He will join the faculty of Communication Studies as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2023.

Dr. Cruz’s expertise focuses on the areas of emerging technology at work, the sociotechnical practices between AI tools and their users with a focus on bridging bias and equality within technology design and adoption. He is currently working on a variety of projects examining hiring and selection practices of personnel who use AI for talent acquisition. Additionally, he is interested in the reshaping of work and personnel practices that are impacted by accelerating digital technologies and platforms.

Jennifer Cutler is an associate professor of business and computer science (by courtesy). Her research focuses on extracting consumer and marketing insights from social media. Her work, which blends advances in quantitative marketing, social psychology, and artificial intelligence, has received awards from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, the National Business and Economics Society, and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. She received her Ph.D. in Business Administration from Duke University, and her Sc.B. in Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences from Brown University, with a focus on natural language processing. Prior to becoming a professor, she designed speech recognition and natural language processing tools at Microsoft.

Professor Cutler has taught "Digital Marketing Analytics" and "Critical Thinking for Digital and Social Media Markeing" in the MBA program at Kellogg, "Special Topics in Quantitative Marketing" in the PhD program, and has taught a range of other courses through Kellogg's executive education program, the Illinois Institute of Technology, and corporate programs.

Ferrara is a professor of communication and computer science at USC Annenberg and at the USC Viterbi Department of Computer Science, and Director of the Annenberg Networks Network (ANN) center and co-director of the Machine Intelligence and Data Science (MINDS) center. His research focus has been at the intersection between developing theory and methods in network science and applying them to study socio-technical systems and information networks. He is concerned with understanding the implications of technology and communication networks on human behavior, and their effects on society at large. His work spans from studying the web and social networks, to collaboration systems and academic networks, from team science to online crowds. Ferrara has published more than 200 articles on social networks, machine learning and network science that have appeared on venues like the Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences and Communications of the ACM. His research is supported by DARPA, IARPA, the Air Force and the Office of Naval Research.

Janet Fulk is Professor Emerita of Communications in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, and Professor Emerita of Management and Organization in the Marshall School of Business at University of Southern California. Her research centers on social aspects of knowledge and distributed intelligence, nongovernmental organization networks, and dynamics of online communities. Recent projects examined the social dynamics in crowdsourcing creative communities, factors leading to post-funding success of crowdfunded projects, motivations and social capital in enterprise social networking, and evolution of the social networking site as an organizational form. She is a Fellow of The Academy of Management and of the International Communication Association, and she holds lifetime achievement awards from both associations.

Dr. Javier Omar Garcia is a Neuroscientist and Branch Chief of the Hybrid Human-Technology Intelligence Branch within the Humans in Complex Systems Division of the US DEVCOM Army Research Laboratory currently stationed at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, CA and Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. Using a variety of human neuroscientific techniques (e.g., neuroimaging, neurostimulation, neurophysiology), his expertise and research interests include computational explorations linking physiological measurements to human behavior in several cognitive domains and complex naturalistic environments, providing insight into future teaming neurotechnologies that may enhance individual (and team) behavior, and hybrid human-technology systems, investigating novel anti-disciplinary approaches to fuse synthetic intelligence with human intelligence to accelerate complex decision making, creativity, and adaptation.

Liz helps organizations to design and implement new technologies to effectively collaborate. She is particularly interested in how new social technologies enable ways to share and create new information with diverse stakeholders; how the new sources of information change how people work and how the shifts in the way people work changes the role of the organization. Her work cuts across design, computer science, and organizational studies, and is generously supported by the National Science Foundation and industry, and informed by her formal training in design, innovation, and management science at Stanford University and Dartmouth College.

Professor Gómez-Zará’s research focuses on how social computational systems help people organize and collaborate. His work has been at the forefront of computational social science, human-computer interaction, and network science. His recent publications include work in recommender systems, team formation, team formation, diversity, and virtual reality. This research has won best paper awards at top conferences in human-computer interaction, including CHI, CSCW, and IUI.

Matt Groh is a PhD candidate at the MIT Media Lab and an incoming Donald P. Jacobs Scholar and assistant professor of management and organizations at Northwestern Kellogg School of Management. His research examines the dynamics of human-AI collaboration, visual misinformation, algorithmic bias, and digitally mediated empathy. Matt's research has been published in Proceedings on National Academy of Science (PNAS), Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW), Affective Computing and Intelligence Interactions (ACII), and Communications of the ACM among other journals and conferences. His work has been featured in the popular press including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Scientific American, NPR, Le Monde, Aeon, and Fast Company. Matt received his BA from Middlebury College with a major in economics and minors in mathematics and Arabic and received his MA and PhD in Media Arts and Sciences from MIT.

Andrea L. Guzman is an associate professor of communication at Northern Illinois University and co-director of The Human-Machine Communication Lab. Her research focuses on HMC theory and people’s perceptions of artificial intelligence, including voice-based assistants and automated news-writing programs. Guzman is editor of Human-Machine Communication: Rethinking Communication, Technology, and Ourselves and co-editor of the forthcoming, The SAGE Handbook of Human-Machine Communication. Guzman’s award-winning research has been published in top journals, including New Media & Society, Computers in Human Behavior, Digital Journalism, and Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly and has been presented at leading interdisciplinary and disciplinary conferences. Guzman also is a sought-after speaker and media expert regarding artificial intelligence and human-machine communication.

Ágnes Horvát is an Assistant Professor in Communication and Computer Science (by courtesy) at Northwestern University, where she directs the Technology and Social Behavior PhD program. Her research lies at the intersection of computational social science, social computing, and communication. Using interdisciplinary approaches from network and data science, her research group, the Lab on Innovation, Networks, and Knowledge (LINK), investigates how networks induce biased information production, sharing, and processing on digital platforms. For example, they study the impact of networks and diversity on scholarly communication, identify expressions of collective intelligence and opportunities for innovation in crowdsourcing communities, and develop tools to support creativity and predict success in culture industries. Professor Horvát received her PhD in Physics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Malte Jung is an Associate Professor in Information Science at Cornell University and the Nancy H. ’62 and Philip M. ’62 Young Sesquicentennial Faculty Fellow. His research brings together approaches from design and behavioral science to build understanding about how we can build robots that function better in group and team settings. His work has received several awards including an NSF CAREER award. He hold a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, and a PhD Minor in Psychology from Stanford University. Prior to joining Cornell, Malte Jung completed a postdoc at the Center for Work, Technology, and Organization at Stanford University. He holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University of Munich.

Steve W. J. Kozlowski, Ph.D. is a World Class Scholar and Professor at the University of South Florida with expertise in dynamic multilevel organizational systems theory; team leadership and team effectiveness; and learning, development, and adaptation. His work has generated over $11M, has been cited over 40,000 times (Google Scholar), and is ranked among the top 2% of scientists in the world. He is a recipient of the SIOP Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award and the INGRoup McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Study of Groups. He is the Editor for the Oxford Series on Organizational Psychology and Behavior and Editor for the new SIOP/Oxford Organizational Science, Translation, and Application Series. He is a former Editor-in-Chief and a former Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Psychology, and an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Management and The Leadership Quarterly. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, the International Association for Applied Psychology, and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He was the first Chair of the APA Open Science and Methodology Committee (2019-2020), serves as the SIOP Research and Science Officer (2017-2023), is a member of the APA Publications and Communications Board (2021-2026), and is a former member of the APA Advocacy Coordinating Committee (2019-2021). He is a Past-President of SIOP (2015-2016). Dr. Kozlowski received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Rhode Island, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in organizational psychology from The Pennsylvania State University.

Lindsay Larson is a Postdoctoral Research Associate of Organizational Behavior in the UNC Chapel Hill Kenan-Flagler Business School. Lindsay adopts an interdisciplinary lens, integrating work from organizational behavior, psychology, communication, and human-computer interaction, to further organizational theorizing on leading and working in teams in the digital age. In particular, Lindsay is interested in the interpersonal dynamics and functioning of the people in technologically-advanced teams, from human-AI teams to cross-functional, geographically distributed science teams. She earned her MA and PhD in Media, Technology, and Society at Northwestern University. She received her BS in Psychology from the University of Florida. In Fall 2023, Lindsay will start a new position as Assistant Professor in the Global Leadership and Management department at Florida International University.

Paul Leonardi is the Duca Family Professor of Technology Management at UC Santa Barbara. His research, teaching, and consulting focus on helping companies to create and share knowledge more effectively. To do this, he examines how implementing new technologies and harnessing the power of informal social networks can help organizations take advantage of their knowledge assets to create and implement innovative products. Paul has published widely on these themes across the fields of Management, Communication, and Information Systems. He is also Fellow of the Academy of Management and of the International Communication Association. Currently, he serves as Chair of the newly created Department of Technology Management – a department focused on organizational studies of technological innovation - in UCSB’s College of Engineering. Paul earned his Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

Peter Monge is Professor Emeritus of Communication at the Annenberg School of Communication and Professor Emeritus of Management and Organization at the Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California. He and Manuel Castells co-founded the Annenberg Networks Network and he served as co-director with Janet Fulk until 2021. He has published five books, including Theories of Communication Networks co-authored with Noshir Contractor, and over 100 journal articles and book chapters in the fields of social networks, organizational communication, information systems and research methods. He served as editor of Communication Research from 1986 to 1993. His work over the years has been supported by a number of funding organizations, including the NSF, the NIH, and NASA. Peter is a fellow and former president of the International Communication Association (1997-1998) and a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association. His work has received numerous awards over the years, including the ICA Steven H. Chaffee Career Achievement Award and the USC Provost’s Mentoring Award.

Martin Prescher

Most recently Martin built the team and technology behind the first digital end-to-end auto subscription and insurance platform at Autonomy and advises a variety of technology and AI companies. Martin was a Managing Director in PwC’s Consumer Finance practice (CFG) focused on innovation in the Banking and Auto sector. Martin’s extensive experience in corporate innovation and advancement of new technologies in complex ecosystems includes running a global technology venture fund. In addition to his broad experience in creating products and technology, Martin is an expert in Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics, and Big Data. He holds a MSc. in Physics and Applied Mathematics, a PhD in Operations Research (focus Artificial Intelligence) and an Executive MBA.

Hatim A. Rahman is an Assistant Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. His research investigates how artificial intelligence, undergirded by algorithms, is impacting the nature of work and employment relationships in organizations and labor markets. His current research uses field data collected through participant observation, interviews, and archival sources to study how sophisticated algorithms are being used by digital platform organizations in ways that disrupt how people work and are evaluated.

In a new project, he examines how to empower more adults without college degrees to obtain higher-paying STEM jobs created by AI and new technologies. In particular, in light of the way AI and new technology is changing the way we work, he is interested in understanding the situated social, behavioral, and organizational factors influencing the reskilling process for adults without a college degree.

Professor Rahman's research has been published in Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, and Academy of Management Discoveries. This research has received several awards, including from the National Science Foundation (CAREER Award).

Ray Reagans is the Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Management in the Work and Organization Studies Group at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

His research focuses on a set of related questions, including how demographic characteristics such as age, gender, and race affect the formation of interpersonal relationships; how demographic diversity affects a teams’ social capital and how a team’s social capital affects its performance and general capacity for learning; and finally, how an individual’s social network affects his or her ability to share knowledge.

More recently, his research considers how organizational climate and culture affects the retention and performance of women and racial minorities. Reagans is currently serving as the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

He holds a BA in sociology and economics from Brown University and a PhD in sociology from the University of Chicago.

I am a Professor in the School of Information (UMSI) at the University of Michigan and an AIS Distinguished Member Cum Laude and an IEEE Senior Member. I completed my Ph.D. in Information Systems from Indiana University where I was a BAT Fellow and KPMG Scholar. As a Transportation Officer in the U.S. Army, I spent over 10 years on active and reserve duty. Currently, I am the director of the Michigan Autonomous Vehicle Research Intergroup Collaboration (MAVRIC), an affiliate of the University of Michigan Robotics Institute (Robotics), and the National Center for Institutional Diversity (NCID) all at the University of Michigan and the Center for Computer-Mediated Communication (CCMC) at Indiana University and a member of the AAAS Community Advisory Board. I have appeared in print, radio and/or television for ABC, CNN, CNBC, Michigan Radio, Inc., New York Times and the Associated Press.

Paul Sajda is the Vikram S. Pandit Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Radiology (Physics) at Columbia University. He is also a Member of Columbia’s Data Science Institute and an Affiliate of the Zuckerman Institute of Mind, Brain, and Behavior. He received a BS in electrical engineering from MIT in 1989 and an MSE and Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992 and 1994, respectively. Professor Sajda is interested in what happens in our brains when we make a rapid decision and, conversely, what neural processes and representations drive our underlying preferences and choices, mainly when we are under time pressure. Professor Sajda is a co-founder of several neurotechnology companies and works closely with various scientists and engineers, including neuroscientists, psychologists, computer scientists, and clinicians. He is a fellow of the IEEE, AMBIE, and AAAS. He also received the Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship (VBFF), the DoD’s most prestigious single-investigator award. Professor Sajda is also the current President of IEEE EMBS.

Aaron Schecter is an Assistant Professor of Management Information Systems at the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business. His research focus is on how technologies change the way people make decisions, solve problems, and coordinate with others. In particular, he is interested in human-machine interaction, open source software, and online social networks. His work has been published in outlets such as Management Information Systems Quarterly and Journal of Operations Management, and has been funded by the US Army and NASA.

Marlon is an Assistant Professor of Communication at USC Annenberg specializing in advanced computational and statistical methods, with a particular focus on social network analysis. By merging perspectives from social networks, organizational behavior and computational social science, his research program focuses on how teams, online communities and organizations form and interact in the digital age. More specifically, he studies questions related to team formation processes in collaborative technology platforms. He received his PhD from Northwestern University in the Technology and Social Behavior program, a dual-degree in communication studies and computer science, and also earned his BS and MS in biomedical engineering from Wright State University (Dayton, Ohio). Throughout the course of his career, he has acquired professional experiences as a consultant for topics related to IT implementation, healthcare quality and policy, as well as experience as a materials science researcher.

Brian Uzzi is a globally recognized scientist, teacher, consultant and speaker on leadership, social networks, and big data. He is the Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change at the Kellogg School of Management, and professor of sociology and professor of engineering at the McCormick School of Engineering.  At Northwestern, he is also codirector of NICO, the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems and the director of the Kellogg Architectures of Collaboration Initiative (KACI).  Besides his positions at Kellogg, he has been on the faculties of Harvard University, INSEAD, University of Chicago, and the University of California of Berkeley where he was the Warren E. and Carol Spieker Professor of Leadership.  He has been awarded 13 teaching prizes and 12 scientific research prizes worldwide. 

Professor Melissa (Mav) Valentine is an Associate Professor at Stanford University in the Management Science and Engineering Department. Recently tenured, Prof Valentine is spending her Sabbatical year as the inaugural Sabbatical Scholar at Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, studying how ML is changing work and organizations. She and collaborators have received several best paper awards for research in both management and HCI conferences. Her work has been covered in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, Wired, Fast Company, and The Financial Times. Prof Valentine holds a bachelor's degree from Stanford University, a master's degree from NYU, and a Ph.D. from Harvard University. She was recognized with an NSF CAREER award in 2019.

Moshe Y. Vardi is University Professor and the George Distinguished Service Professor in Computational Engineering at Rice University. He is the recipient of several awards, including the ACM SIGACT Goedel Prize, the ACM Kanellakis Award, the ACM SIGMOD Codd Award, the Knuth Prize, the IEEE Computer Society Goode Award, and the EATCS Distinguished Achievements Award. He is the author and co-author of over 700 papers, as well as two books. He is a Guggenheim Fellows as well as fellow of several societies, and a member of several academies, including the US National Academy of Engineering and National Academy of Science. He holds eight honorary doctorates. He is a Senior Editor of the Communications of the ACM, the premier publication in computing.

Balazs Vedres is professor at Central European University with a research interest on economic sociology, collaborative creativity, and network dynamics. His research furthers the agenda of developing data science and network science with social theoretical insight. His findings were published in the top journals of data science, network science, and sociology. His articles in the American Journal of Sociology and American Sociological Review developed a pragmatist notion of creative tensions in intersecting yet cognitively diverse cohesive communities. Vedres' recent research focuses on creative and disruptive processes in communities with human and artificial agents, building on his prior work that follows entrepreneurs, video game developers, jazz musicians, programmers, and graphic designers as they weave collaborative networks through their projects and recording sessions, analyzing questions of the sources of creativity, gender inequality, and the historical sustainability of innovation systems. Vedres’s prior work focused on similar networked dynamics that contribute to large scale social change, analyzing collaborative platforms, business groups, and social movements.

Dashun Wang is a Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, and the McCormick School of Engineering, at Northwestern University. At Kellogg, he is the Founding Director of the Center for Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI). He is also a core faculty at the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO). Dashun is a recipient of multiple awards for his research and teaching, including the AFOSR Young Investigator award, Poets & Quants Best 40 Under 40 Professors, Junior Scientific Award from the Complex Systems Society, the Erdos-Renyi Prize, Thinkers50 Radar 2021, and more.

At CSSI, Prof. Dashun Wang leads a group of highly interdisciplinary researchers who are extremely passionate about data. His current research focus is on Science of Science, a quest to turn the scientific methods and curiosities upon ourselves, hoping to use and develop tools from complexity sciences and artificial intelligence to broadly explore the opportunities and promises offered by the recent data explosion in science. His research has been published in such general audience journals as Nature, Science, PNAS, Nature Human Behaviour, Nature Physics, Nature Reviews Physics, Nature Machine Intelligence, Nature Communications, and more. It has been featured in virtually all major global media outlets, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Bloomberg, Financial Times, The Today Show, Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, World Economic Forum, Forbes, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe, among others. Check out his first book: The Science of Science.

Mary Beth Watson-Manheim is Professor and Head of the Managerial Studies Department, Professor of Information Systems, and Professor of Communication at the University of Illinois Chicago. She is a Visiting International Professor at the University of Muenster, Germany. She served as a Visiting International Scholar at the University of Muenster in 2018-2019. She was a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar to India in 2009-2010. She is actively involved in research on the implications of a global and technology–intensive workplace for individuals and organizations. She is especially interested in the transformation of work with the increasing use of algorithmic technologies and resulting implication for individuals, Her research has been published in leading journals and conferences, including MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and Journal of Information Technology among others, and received national and international awards. She is currently Senior Editor of Information Systems Journal. She served as 2016-2017 Division Chair of the Academy of Management’s OCIS Division and served as Program chair for this Division in 2015. She received the 2021 OCIS Division Lifetime Service Achievement Award.

Anita Williams Woolley is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and the Associate Dean of Research at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. Dr. Woolley received her doctorate in organizational behavior from Harvard University, and her research focuses on the development of collective intelligence in human and human-machine collaboration, and the ways that AI can enhance it. She is a Senior Editor at Organization Science and a founding Associate Editor of Collective Intelligence. At the Tepper School, she teaches courses on managing teams and leading global and distributed teams.

Yu Xu's research interests include media industries and analytics, social and communication networks, organizational change, ecology and evolution, and computational social science. His work has been published in leading journals such as Communication Research, Human Communication Research, Communication Monographs, New Media & Society, the Journal of Business Research, Political Communication, and Information Communication & Society. He is the recipient of the "IMC Teacher of the Year 2022" Award.

I am an associate professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), and an external faculty at Santa Fe Institute.

Dr. Lindsay Young is an Assistant Professor at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where she specializes in health communication and communication networks. Broadly, her research aims to understand the ecological factors that affect the health and health behaviors of sexual and gender minorities (SGM), with a special focus on their digital social environments. In her work, Lindsay draws on a computational toolkit that includes stochastic network modeling, modalities of automated textual analysis, and machine learning approaches to predictive modeling, with the express desire to bring those methods to bear on critical questions pertaining to SGM health inequity. Her work is also driven by a praxis-orientation, governed by a desire to help communities leverage the power of their organic networks toward improved community health. To these ends, she draws on community-oriented, asset-based models of community development and social network theories of health behavior change to design community health interventions that privilege intrinsic structures and assets. Her research is currently supported by an NIH Pathway to Independence Award. Prior to joining USC faculty, she was a Postdoc at the University of Chicago Department of Medicine. She holds a PhD in Communication Studies from Northwestern University.

Haoqi Zhang is an Associate Professor at Northwestern University in Computer Science.

Zhang directs the Design, Technology, and Research (DTR) program and co-directs the Delta Lab at Northwestern.

He studies, designs, and builds social computing systems that promote desired behaviors and outcomes. His current work focuses on engaging crowds and communities in problem-solving and collective action, and on advancing new data-driven design processes. He research spans the fields of social computing, crowdsourcing, human-computer interaction, artificial intelligence, and decision science.

His research has received support from National Science Foundation, a Microsoft FUSE Labs Research Award, and Northwestern's Office of the Provost Award for Digital Learning.

Mengxiao Zhu is a Distinguished Research Fellow in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). She earned her Ph.D. Degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences from Northwestern University. Before joining USTC, she worked as a Research Scientist in the Research and Development division at Educational Testing Service (ETS) for over seven years. Her current research interests include computational methods in communication, social networks and social media, and the interactions of AI and human in communication and education.

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