Faculty & Research

W.L. Gore Lecture Series in Management Science

Sinan Aral

Social media, social networks and digital strategy expert

  • David Austin Professor of Management & Associate Professor of IT & Marketing, MIT Sloan School of Management
    http://web.mit.edu/sinana/www/
  • Chief Scientist, Humin

Thursday, April 28
5:00 PM
Trabant Student Center, MPR-C

The lecture is free and open to the public



About Dr. Aral

Sinan Aral is a leading expert on social networks, social media and digital strategy. He has worked closely with many Fortune 500 firms on realizing business value from social media and information technology investments.

Sinan's research has won numerous awards including the Microsoft Faculty Fellowship, the PopTech Science Fellowship, and an NSF CAREER Award.

He is a frequent speaker at thought-leading events and his work is often featured in popular press outlets such as the Economist, the New York Times, Businessweek, Wired, Fast Company and CIO Magazine.

Sinan is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Northwestern University, holds masters degrees from the London School of Economics and Harvard University, and received his Ph.D. from MIT.


The Alfred Lerner College of Business & Economics proudly presents the W. L. Gore Lecture Series in Management Science

The W.L. Gore Lecture Series in Management Science, which is sponsored by an endowment from the Gore family, features experts in the application of probability, statistics and experimental design to decision making, including applications in academia, business, government, engineering and medicine.

The lecture series recognizes the key role that the fields of probability, statistics and experimental design have played in the success of W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. The inaugural lecture in this series was given in March 2011.

The Lerner College is home to a state-of-the-art financial trading facility, the $1.5 million student-led Blue Hen Investment Club, a student-managed restaurant and hotel, a high-technology development center of a global bank and a start-up experience for students with new business ideas.

Undergraduate scholarships, made possible through the generosity of alumni and friends, enable us to support promising scholars. Here, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell and his mother, Leni Markell, join recipients of the William Markell Scholarship (center), which benefits students in Accounting and MIS.

The Institute for Financial Services Analytics is a collaboration between the Lerner College, UD's College of Engineering and JPMorgan Chase, and hosts events for academics and the business community designed to address consumer analytics and industry applications.

All Lerner College departments offer discovery learning experiences and emphasize data-based analytics to enrich the student experience. Here, students at Vita Nova, our award-winning restaurant run through HRIM, joined professional chefs and winemakers in hosting a 2014 Mid-Atlantic Wine and Food Festival event.

Lerner College faculty - like Meryl Gardner, whose research on foods and moods was recently published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology - are thought leaders who command attention from influential business audiences, economists and policy makers.

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