Affiliated Faculty

Luis Amaral

Professor and Graduate Program Director of Chemical and Biological Engineering (McCormick)
Professor of Medicine (Feinberg)
Director of the Amaral Lab (Amaral)

Michelle Birkett

Assistant Professor of Medical Social Sciences (Feinberg)
Director of the CONNECT Research Program 

Moses Boudourides

Data Science MS Program Faculty of the NU School of Professional Studies

Ronald Burt

Charles M. Harper Leadership Professor of Sociology and Strategy (UofC Booth)

Leslie DeChurch

Professor of Communication Studies (NU School of Communication)
Director of the ATLAS Lab (Advancing Teams, Leaders, and Systems)

Seyed Iravani

Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences (McCormick)

Roger Leenders

Tilburg University Professor of Intra-Organizational Networks (Tilburg SSBS)

Professor and director of SONAR lab (Social and Organizational Networks Advanced Research) at the Jheronimus Academy of Data Science (

Paul Leonardi

UC Santa Barbara Reece Duca Professor of Technology Management (UCSB TM)

Alina Lungeanu

Research Assistant Professor (Northeastern University)

Anirban Mukherjee

Adjunct Assistant Professor (Marketing) (Columbia Business School)

Aaron Shaw

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies
Director, Media, Technology & Society Program

Michelle Shumate

Professor of Communication Studies (SoC)
Associate Faculty Member at Institute for Policy Research (IPR)
Director of Network for Nonprofit and Social Impact (NNSI)

Brian Uzzi

Richard L. Thomas Professor of Leadership and Organizational Change (Kellogg)
Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences (McCormick)
Professor of Sociology (Weinberg)
Co-Director of Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO)

Yu Xu

Assistant Professor in Communication and Journalism (Medill)