Misha Teplitskiy

School of Information | University of Michigan


I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. I'm a sociologist exploring how social factors—such as status, culture, and institutions—influence scientific discovery ("science of science"). My guiding questions are What can organizations and policy-makers do to accelerate discovery? and Why do some ideas and people achieve impact while others don't?  I look for answers in four areas:

Methodologically, I specialize in computational social science, particularly field experiments and various quantitative/computational tools, and emphasize causal inference. 

Previously, I was a Postdoc at Harvard Business School in the Laboratory for Innovation Science at Harvard (LISH). I received my PhD in Sociology from the University of Chicago, where I was a member of KnowledgeLab.

See my CV for papers and links. Here is my Google Scholar.

Here are some sample projects:

Lab: DiscoveryLab, www.discolab.org

Advising: currently not accepting PhD students

Office: North Quad #3369, 105 S State St

Twitter: @MishaTeplitskiy

Email: tepl @ umich . edu