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Sinan Aral

MIT Sloan School of Management
David Austin Professor @ MIT / Chief Scientist @ Humin
Sinan is a Scientist and an Entrepreneur: He is the David Austin Professor of Management at MIT, where he holds joint Professorships in the IT and Marketing groups and co-leads the Initiative on the Digital Economy. He was the Chief Scientist at SocialAmp, one of the earliest social commerce analytics companies (until its sale in 2012); and is currently the Chief Scientist at Humin, a social platform developing what the Wall Street Journal called the first “Social Operating System.” Sinan was the Scholar-in-Residence at the New York Times R&D Lab in 2013 and has worked closely with Facebook, Yahoo, Microsoft, Nike, IBM, Intel, Cisco, Oracle, SAP and many other leading Fortune 500 firms on realizing business value from big data analytics, social media and IT investments. His research has won numerous awards including the Microsoft Faculty Fellowship, the PopTech Science Fellowship, an NSF CAREER Award and a Fulbright Scholarship. He was also recently named one of the “World’s Top 40 Business School Professors Under 40” by Poets & Quants. In his spare time, he cooks, skis and tell jokes about his own cooking and skiing. His most recent hobby is learning from his one year old son. You can find Sinan on Twitter @sinanaral.