Sinan Aral is a global authority on business analytics, award-winning scientist, researcher, entrepreneur and venture capitalist. Sinan is David Austin Professor of Management, Marketing, IT, and Data business">busine at MIT, Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital e onomy and a Founding Partner at Manifest capital. At MIT, he is immersed in analyzing patterns of online behavior—from social media platforms to online retail sites. He has helped leading Fortune 500 firms, including Twitter, Yahoo, AirBnB, Jet.com, IBM, Intel, Cisco, Oracle and SAP realize business value from big data analytics, social media and IT investments. He also helps leaders understand the relationship between humans and machines and how artificial intelligence can play a role in advancing innovation. As an advisor and speaker, Sinan teaches organizations how to read and leverage analytics to build business, make better decisions and plan forward. Earlier in his career, he was the Chief scientist at SocialAmp, one of the first social commerce analytics companies and at Humin, a social platform.
2007 - 2013
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
His work on public health explores the behavioral patterns related to COVID 19, so policy makers can better be informed when making decisions.
His TED talk on “Protecting Truth in the Age of Misinformation” set the stage for today’s modern solutions to the misinformation crisis.
Advisory Board, Alan Turing Institute
Advisory Board, British National Institute for Data Science
Advisory Board, Center for Responsible Media Technology and Innovation
Advisory Board, C6 Bank
SELECT HONORS & RECOGNITIONS
2018 Excellence in New Communications – Fellows Choice Award
2014 Top 40 Business School School School School School School Professors Under 40
2012 USA Science and Engi and Engi and Engi and Engi and Engi and Engi and Engi and Engi and Engi and Engi and Engi and Engi and Engineering Festival’s “Nifty Fifty” Scientists
2009 NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) Award