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Researchers in Residence

Yi Bu

Visiting Predoctoral Research Fellow
Kellogg School of Management

Yi Bu is a visiting Predoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI) and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) at Northwestern University. He is doing research in the application aspect of big data analytics, with a particular focus on scholarly data mining. He received his B. Mngt. in information management and system from Peking University in 2016 and his M.S. in data science from Indiana University in 2018. He is now a Ph.D. candidate in informatics at Indiana University.

Nima Dehmamy

Research Assistant Professor
Kellogg School of Management

Nima Dehmamy is a Research Assistant Professor at the Center for Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI), the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), and the Kellogg School of Management. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from Boston University and was formerly a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Barabasi Lab at Northeastern University. His work focuses on using artificial intelligence, network science, and physics-based modeling to understand growth and development in science and art.

Jian Gao

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Kellogg School of Management

Jian Gao is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Center for Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI) at the Kellogg School of Management and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO) at Northwestern University. He obtained a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. His research interests lie in the science of science, computational socioeconomics, network science, and economic complexity. His recent work focuses on measuring the disparities in exposure to artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and estimating the benefits of AI in science and innovation.

Ching (Qing) Jin

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Kellogg School of Management

Qing Jin is a post-doctoral fellow at the Kellogg School of Management, working with Professors Brian Uzzi and Dashun Wang.  His research interests focus on studying social systems with a combination of theoretical tool and data analysis, including mathematical modeling of network dynamics, data-driven study of diffusion of innovations, understanding of universal substitution patterns, and uncovering the influence of social network on product adoption.

Woo Seong Jo

Post-Doctoral Fellow
Kellogg School of Management

Woo Seong Jo is a post-doctoral fellow at the Kellogg School of Management, working Professor Dashun Wang. His research covers various aspects of computational social science, complex networks, and modeling of complex systems with large-scale datasets. Recently, he focuses on understanding failures of a team using various datasets.

Liu Lu

Pre-Doctoral Research Fellow
Kellogg School of Management

Liu Lu is a visiting pre-doctoral fellow at Kellogg School of Management, working with Professor Dashun Wang, and a PhD candidate at College of Information Science and Technology, Pennsylvania State University. Her research interest is computational social science, science of science, data mining, and machine learning. She is particularly interested in understanding and quantifying the career trajectory of scientists and professionals from other domains.

Suman Kalyan Maity

Post Doctoral Fellow
Kellogg School of Management

Suman Kalyan Maity is a postdoctoral fellow at the Kellogg School of Management, working with Professor Dashun Wang. He received his Ph.D in computer science and engineering from IIT Kharagpur, India. He was a recipient of an IBM PhD Fellowship and Microsoft Research India PhD Fellowship Award. His research interest lies in the areas of data science, computational social science, machine learning, and computational linguistics. Currently, he is also interested in understanding science of success and failure.

Sourav Medya

Post Doctoral Fellow
Kellogg School of Management

Sourav Medya is a postdoctoral fellow at the Kellogg School of Management, working with Professor Brian Uzzi. Prior to joining Kellogg School of Management, he received his Ph.D. in computer science from University of California, Santa Barbara. His research broadly lies in the intersection of data science, machine learning and network science. He develops algorithms and computational frameworks to understand and optimize complex systems at a large scale.

Minsu Park

Post Doctoral Fellow
Kellogg School of Management

Minsu Park is a Research Fellow at the Center for Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI), the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), and the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He holds a Ph.D. in information science from Cornell University and has been developing and applying computational methods to understand cultural consumption behaviors and their impacts on social and social-psychological outcomes. Currently, he is interested in expanding his research program by exploring the production side of—broadly defined—creative works from science to culture.

Mohammad Rasoolinejad

Post Doctoral Fellow
Kellogg School of Management

Mohammad Rasoolinejad is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, working with Professor Brian Uzzi. His expertise are data mining, natural language processing, statistics and optimization. His main focus is on the network action especially in the financial markets and complex socio-economic systems. 

Binglu Wang

Ph.D. Student
Kellogg School of Management

Binglu Wang is a Ph.D. student in Management & Organizations (MORS) at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, with affiliations at the Center for Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI) and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO). Her research involves computational social science, technology & innovation, and social networks, with a focus on understanding how community collapses from large-scale datasets. She received her bachelor's degree in information management and information system from Peking University in 2019.

Yian Yin

PhD Student, IEMS
McCormick School of Engineering

Yian Yin is a PhD student at the McCormick School of Engineering, working with Professor Dashun Wang. His research focuses on data mining and network science, with a focus on science of science and time series analysis. Prior to coming to Northwestern, he received a Bachelor degree in Statistics from Peking University.

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