3 Professors from the DATA Initiative at Northeastern D’Amore-McKim School of Business ranked as world’s top 2% scientists in 2020 Stanford Study

The 2020 update to a study conducted by Stanford University recognized 3 faculty in the DATA Initiative as among the world’s most-cited researchers. Looking at several indicators, this study covers ~7 million scientists in 22 major fields ranging from chemistry to engineering to economics and business.

Professor Nada Sanders
Professor Koen Pauwels
Professor David Lazer

Distinguished Professor of Supply Chain Nada Sanders ranked 872nd in her subfield last year, Distinguished Professor of Marketing Koen Pauwels ranked 144th in his subfield, and University Distinguished Professor David Lazer ranked 286th in his subfield. Full rankings are available in “Updated science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators”.

DATA brings together top scientists in these different disciplines from Supply Chain (Nada Sanders) to Political Science (David Lazer) and Marketing (DATA Co-founder Koen Pauwels). Other represented fields include Visualization and Design, Intellectual Property, Ethics in Algorithms, and Strategic Human Resource Management.

As best put by Professor Kwong Chan, the Executive Director of DATA: “Our mission is to make analytics happen for students, for faculty, and for companies that work with us”. These three groups collaborate on various analytics-driven projects. Ultimately, DATA emphasizes the importance of cross-disciplinary learning for all its members. Organizations benefit by connecting with faculty and student passionate about problem-solving. Through the Analytics Lab, students gain hands-on consulting experience, while strengthening their technical skill sets. Those wanting to benefit from this wide and deep expertise can become a member by contacting us at contact@datanu.org.

Project Manager @ Northeastern University DATA Initiative