Professor of Management & Organizations; Professor of Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences (Courtesy), Director, Center for Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI)
Augmented reality has the potential to solve old problems—and introduce new ones. Is it time to establish guardrails?
Researchers: Diego Gómez-Zará, Peter Schiffer and Dashun Wang
June 21, 2023
Covid-era research sheds light on how policymakers can guide the economy and the public through future emergencies.
Researchers: Scott R. Baker, Efraim Benmelech, Paola Sapienza, Angela Y. Lee, Benjamin F. Jones, Ryan Hill, Dashun Wang and and coauthors
January 21, 2023
Thorny problems demand novel solutions. Here’s what it takes to move beyond incremental tweaks.
Researchers: Sara Moreira, Dimitris Papanikolaou, Niko Matouschek, Kieu-Trang Nguyen, Dashun Wang, Benjamin F. Jones and and coauthors
August 26, 2022
A new study quantifies how U.S. taxpayer-funded research is used in patents, media, and policy decisions.
Researchers: Yin Yin, Yuxiao Dong, Kuansan Wang, Dashun Wang and Benjamin F. Jones
July 7, 2022
Turns out, there’s a “special sauce” that can help you get there. But expertise can also come with a curse.
Researchers: Jan A. Van Mieghem, Brian Uzzi, Luis Rayo, Lu Liu, Jillian Chown, Dashun Wang, Matthew D. Rocklage, Derek D. Rucker, Loran Nordgren and Steven Franconeri
October 25, 2021
New research reveals a recipe for success.
Researchers: Lu Liu, Nima Dehmamy, Jillian Chown, C. Lee Giles and Dashun Wang
October 4, 2021
In an era of misinformation, policy based on “dubious science” could mean a greater loss of life and economic hardship.
Researchers: Yian Yin, Jian Gao, Benjamin F. Jones and Dashun Wang
January 7, 2021
A new study dispels some of the mystery behind success after failure.
Researchers: Yian Yin, Yang Wang, James Evans and Dashun Wang
December 2, 2020
An excerpt from the book The Science of Science shows how robots may soon be able to run their own experiments—from start to finish.
Researchers: Dashun Wang and Albert-László Barabási
November 17, 2020
The extent varies a good deal by field, but the single biggest factor is whether a scientist is caring for young children.
Researchers: Kyle R. Myers, Wei Yang Tham, Yian Yin, Nina Cohodes, Jerry G. Thursby, Marie C. Thursby, Peter Schiffer, Joseph T. Walsh, Karim R. Lakhani and Dashun Wang
July 15, 2020
When consumers replace the old with the new, surprising trends emerge. A new mathematical model can better predict long-term sales.
Researchers: Ching Jin, Chaoming Song, Johannes Bjelland, Geoffrey Canright and Dashun Wang
April 1, 2020
A look at the surprising benefits of striking out, and how to make the most of your mistakes.
Researchers: Dashun Wang, Benjamin F. Jones, Yang Wang, Craig Wortmann, Edward (Ned) Smith, Col. Brian Halloran and Eric T. Anderson
February 10, 2020
A study of young scientists who were denied grants provides a striking example of why you should never give up.
Researchers: Yang Wang, Benjamin F. Jones and Dashun Wang
October 1, 2019
The career paths of these elite scientists are surprisingly similar to those of their less accomplished peers.
Researchers: Jichao Li, Yian Yin, Santo Fortunato and Dashun Wang
September 3, 2019
Research shows that the gap between these disciplines is growing, which could make it harder to address social and ethical problems.
Researchers: Morgan R. Frank, Dashun Wang, Manuel Cebrian and Iyad Rahwan
July 1, 2019
Simple strategies for reaping the benefits of collaboration.
Researchers: Benjamin F. Jones, J. Keith Murnighan, Leigh Thompson, Brian Uzzi, Jan A. Van Mieghem and Dashun Wang
March 13, 2019
Large and small teams produce different types of breakthroughs, according to an analysis of 50 million patents, software products, and academic papers.
Researchers: Lingfei Wu, Dashun Wang and James Evans
February 13, 2019
Bursts of brilliance happen for almost everyone. Explore the “hot streaks” of thousands of directors, artists and scientists in our graphic.
Researchers: Lu Liu, Yang Wang, C. Lee Giles, Chaoming Song, Roberta Sinatra and Dashun Wang
July 11, 2018
There is an overarching pattern in how innovators, like Elon Musk, shift their focus over time.
Researchers: Tao Jia, Dashun Wang and Boleslaw K. Szymanski
August 2, 2017
Whom you call is linked to where you travel, which dictates how viruses spread.
Researchers: Pierre Deville, Chaoming Song, Nathan Eagle, Vincent D. Blondel, Albert-László Barabási and Dashun Wang
Researchers, have hope: your most successful paper can occur at any point in your career.
Researchers: Roberta Sinatra, Dashun Wang, Pierre Deville, Chaoming Song and Albert-László Barabási
November 2, 2016
From tweets to scientific discoveries, human behavior is surprisingly predictable.
Researchers: Dashun Wang and Duncan Watts
October 3, 2016