SCI Assistant Professor Morgan Frank recently co-authored an article about the factors that allow cities to support cognitive tech-based industries. The article, titled “The universal pathway to innovative urban economies,” was published in Science Advances, a peer-reviewed multidisciplinary journal published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and co-authored by Inho Hong, Iyad Rahwan, Woo-Sung Jung, and Hyejin Youn. It examines how size and economic capabilities relate to a city’s ability to support tech jobs and develops an analytical theory of the critical size a city will need before investing in the companies and infrastructure needed to become the next Silicon Valley.
Frank recently joined the faculty of SCI as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Informatics and Networked Systems. He has a PhD from MIT’s Media Lab, and his research interests include complex systems, computational social science, artificial intelligence, the science of science, and the future of work.