Yian Yin, assistant professor of information science in the Cornell Ann S. Bowers College of Computing and Information Science, has been named to this year’s Forbes 30 under 30: Science list.

Forbes recognized Yin for his work in developing mathematical and computational tools to demystify the complex dynamics that underpin scientific progress and technological advancement.

As a computational social scientist, Yin also uses science and innovation as a lens to examine broader processes and outcomes in a wide range of complex social processes, from artistic and cultural productions to public policy, media attention, market competition, and human conflict. His research has been published in Science, Nature, and Nature Human Behaviour and featured in Forbes, The Atlantic, Harvard Business Review, and MIT Technology Review, among others.

“I am extremely excited and honored to receive this recognition, which would not have been possible without the inspiring and supportive environment within the college,” Yin said.

Yin received his Ph.D. in industrial engineering and management science at Northwestern University. He holds bachelor's degrees in statistics and economics from Peking University.