Yang Yang is an Assistant Professor of the Information School, Syracuse University. A computer scientist by training, Dr. Yang studies performance and achievement of individuals and organizations, with an emphasis on innovation, knowledge spillover and entrepreneurship. His research interest also lies in the area of artificial intelligence/machine learning, big data, data mining. His research has appeared in journals and conferences such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Scientific Reports, PloS One, SIGKDD, ICDM, Knowledge and Information Systems, and ACM Transactions on Information Systems. Media outlets featuring his research include the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, WIRED, the Washington Post, Forbes, Psychology Today, and Fortune.