Jian GAO

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Kellogg School of Management

Northwestern University


Dr. Jian Gao is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, working with Prof. Dashun Wang, in the Center for Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI), Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, USA. His is also a Researcher in Residence at the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO).

He is working in the interdisciplinary field named Computational Socioeconomics, with a primary research interest on studying social and economic systems.


  • Science of Science
  • Social Economics
  • Computational Social Science
  • Economic Complexity
  • Network Science
  • Collective Learning
  • Knowledge Diffusion


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2019

    Univ. of Electronic Science & Technology of China advisor | Prof. Tao Zhou

  • Master in Computer Science, 2014

    Univ. of Electronic Science & Technology of China advisor | Prof. Tao Zhou

  • BSc in Info. & Computing Science, 2012

    Univ. of Electronic Science & Technology of China

Academic Positions


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

Sep 2019 – Present Evanston, USA | working with Prof. Dashun Wang

Graduate Research Assistant

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The MIT Media Lab

Sep 2016 – Sep 2017 Cambridge, USA | working with Prof. Cesar A. Hidalgo

Visiting Scholar

Boston University, Department of Physics

Feb 2016 – Apr 2016 Boston, USA | working with Prof. H. Eugene Stanley

Graduate Research Assistant

Univ. of Electronic Science & Technology of China, CompleX Lab

Sep 2014 – Jul 2019 Chengdu, China | working with Prof. Tao Zhou


(Full List)

. Orderliness of Campus Lifestyle Predicts Academic Performance: A Case Study in Chinese University. In Digital Phenotyping and Mobile Sensing: New Developments in Psychoinformatics, 2019.

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