Yi Bu


I am an Assistant Professor in Data Science at the Department of Information Management, Peking University, China. Before joining Peking University, I was a research fellow at the Center for Science of Science and Innovation (CSSI), Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO), and the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois, working with Professor Dashun Wang. I am doing research in the application aspect of big data analytics, with a particular focus on scholarly data mining. Specifically, my research endeavors to elucidate the process of knowledge diffusion (e.g., differences between knowledge diffusion of interdisciplinary and unidisciplinary publications), the analysis of scholarly networks and their variants (e.g., co-citation, bibliographic coupling, and some hybrid networks), and bibliometric indicators for research assessment (e.g., citation-based impact indicators). I was supported by the Young Elite Scientists Sponsorship Program by the China Association for Science and Technology (2021). I have been leading projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation, the Ministry of Education of China, and a variety of enterprises. I am serving as an editorial board member of the Annual Review of Information Science and TechnologyNature Humanities and Social Sciences Communications, and the Journal of Information Science, an advisory board member of the Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, and the chair of the SIG-STI (Science & Technical Information) of ASIS&T. I have an undergraduate degree in Information Management and System from Peking University, an M.S. in Data Science, and a Ph.D. in Informatics from Indiana University Bloomington.​ At Indiana, I was supervised by Bill & Lewis Suit Professor Ying Ding.