Vicky Chuqiao Yang


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Vicky Chuqiao Yang is an Assistant Professor of System Dynamics at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

She was most recently an Omidyar Fellow at the Santa Fe Institute. Yang uses quantitative behavioral models, assisted by the analysis of data, to study collective human behavior on a broad range of organization levels, from teams to cities. Recent research topics include collective decision-making, political polarization, scaling laws in cities, and bureaucracy in human organizations.

She received a PhD in Applied Mathematics from Northwestern University.


"Scaling and the Universality of Function Diversity Across Human Organizations."

Yang, Vicky Chuqiao, Christopher P. Kempes, Hyejin Youn, Sidney Redner, and Geoffrey B. West, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6806-22. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, August 2022.

"Mathematical Model Bridges Disparate Timescales of Lifelong Learning."

Lu, Mingzhen, Tyler Marghetis, and Vicky Chuqiao Yang, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6807-22. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, June 2022.

"Collective Intelligence as Infrastructure for Reducing Broad Global Catastrophic Risks."

Yang, Vicky Chuqiao, and Anders Sandberg, MIT Sloan Working Paper 6808-22. Cambridge, MA: MIT Sloan School of Management, May 2022.

"Scaling of Urban Income Inequality in the USA."

Mora, Elisa Heinrich, Cate Heine, Jacob J. Jackson, Geoffrey B. West, Vicky Chuqiao Yang, and Christopher P. Kempes. Journal of the Royal Society Interface Vol. 18, No. 181 (2021). SSRN Preprint.

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