How can Big Data help us understand human behavior, social networks, and success?
Dashun Wang is an Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, the McCormick School of Engineering, and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems at Northwestern University. He leads a group of researchers who combine statistical physics, computer science, and computational social science to exploit the opportunities and promises offered by Big 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.
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