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Research Lecture: Brian Uzzi

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Phelps 1410


Open to the Public


Brian Uzzi, professor of Sociology and Engineering at Northwestern University

Brian Uzzi is a scientist, teacher, consultant and speaker on leadership, social networks, and big data analytics.  He is the Richard L. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Leadership at the Kellogg School of Management, a professor of sociology, and a professor of Engineering at Northwestern University. 

He is Director of the Northwestern University Institute on Complex Systems and Data Science and Director of the Kellogg Architectures of Collaboration initiative.

Brian has been awarded over 25 scientific prizes and teaching awards, lectured in more than 30 counties worldwide, and been on the faculties of Harvard, INSEAD, University of Chicago, and Berkeley. 

Media reports of his work appear worldwide in the WSJ, TEDx, Newsweek, Fortune, Wired, TV, Harvard Business Review, and the New Yorker Magazine. 

Before entering science, Brian worked as a carpenter and a musician.  His holds a PhD from Stony Brook University, a MS from Carnegie Mellon University, and a BA from Hofstra University. 


The Technology Management Program Dean’s Research Lecture Series is the premier event that brings accomplished and inspiring professors to campus to explore topics related to the field of technology management and organizations. The lecture series provide a forum for the academic community to learn from and engage in conversations with outstanding scholars on cutting-edge research findings.

Each quarter will feature several preeminent speakers. Lectures will last approximately one hour and take place in the TMP Executive Learning Center, Phelps Hall 1410. 

Attendees are required to register prior to the event for lunch and space reservation. For more information, contact Amanda Higham via email or by phone at 805-893-7577.