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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, Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems, and the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. 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, the analysis of scholarly networks and their variants, and bibliometric indicators for research assessment, with an emphasis on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. I aim to understand the social dimensions of the global scientific ecosystem by leveraging massive datasets, computational techniques, and social theories.


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 Science Foundation of China, the Ministry of Education of China, and a variety of enterprises. I am serving as the Associate Editor-in-chief of Editing Practice, 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 a member of the Board of Director of the International Society Network for the Science of Team Science (INSciTS). 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.

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