Dashun Wang

Researching the Science of Science, an emerging interdisciplinary field that relies on big data to unveil the reproducible patterns that govern individual scientific careers and the workings of science.


Thinkers50 Radar Class of 2021. 


Best 40 Under 40 Professors by Poets & Quants (2019).


Recipient of the AFOSR Young Investigator award (2016). 


A founder of the field of the science of science, using big data and AI to help improve our understanding of innovation. Led to a qualitative shift in the way knowledge is discovered, science is funded, innovators are trained and nurtured, and excellence is recognized and rewarded.


Associate professor of management and organizations at the Kellogg School of Management. Founding director of the Kellogg Center for Science of Science and Innovation.



The Science of Science (with Albert László Barabási); dashunwang.com.


Media picks


“Refreshing ideas on how we think about – and do – science and innovation.”

Stuart Crainer & Des Dearlove, Thinkers50

Subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with the latest and greatest ideas in business, management, and thought leadership.

*mandatory field

Thinkers50 will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide news, updates, and marketing. Please confirm that you agree to have us contact you by clicking below:

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at . We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here.

Privacy Policy Update

Thinkers50 Limited has updated its Privacy Policy on 28 March 2024 with several amendments and additions to the previous version, to fully incorporate to the text information required by current applicable date protection regulation. Processing of the personal data of Thinkers50’s customers, potential customers and other stakeholders has not been changed essentially, but the texts have been clarified and amended to give more detailed information of the processing activities.

Thinkers50 Awards Gala 2023

Join us in celebration of the best in business and management thinking.