James H. Fowler earned a PhD from Harvard in 2003 and is currently Professor of Medical Genetics and Political Science at the University of California, San Diego. His work lies at the intersection of the natural and social sciences, with a focus on social networks, behavior, evolution, politics, genetics, and big data.
James was was named one of Foreign Policy’s Top 100 Global Thinkers, TechCrunch’s Top 20 Most Innovative People in Democracy, and Most Original Thinker of the year by The McLaughlin Group. Together with Nicholas Christakis, James wrote a book on social networks for a general audience called Connected. Connected has been translated into twenty languages, named an Editor’s Choice by the New York Times Book Review, and featured in Wired, Oprah’s Reading Guide, Business Week’s Best Books of the Year, and a cover story in New York Times Magazine.
We were delighted to host James in skatepark Waalhalla for #projectwaalhalla Social Science for Startups. See our meet up group for more events: http://www.meetup.com/Project-Waalhalla-Social-science-for-Startups