Science and Public Leadership Fellow 2010
Assistant Professor, Information, Operations and Management Sciences, New York University
Sinan Aral studies how behavioral contagions spread through social networks – from products to productivity to public health. His novel research on information and behavioral diffusion in massive networks is being applied to a variety of fields including epidemiology, innovation management, organizational performance and development economics. Sinan has won several awards and honors including the Microsoft Faculty Fellowship, an NSF CAREER Award and the IBM Faculty Award. Additionally, his work has been published in leading journals such as Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Marketing Science, Organization Science and the Sloan Management Review, and has been mentioned in The New York Times and The Economist. Sinan’s work shows how emerging new technologies and modes of communication have a profound impact on economies and society.