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Misha Teplitsky

Misha Teplitskiy

Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information Email: [email protected] Phone: 734/764-5876
Office: School of Information/105 S State St Faculty Role: Faculty Potential PhD Faculty Advisor: Yes Personal website News About Misha Teplitskiy


My research is at the intersection of Science of Science and Sociology of Organizations. I study how social and organizational factors affect scientific discovery. I am especially interested in evaluation practices in science, and whether they promote or stifle innovation. My approach relies on field experiments with scientists as they conduct their work, and applying computational tools to large-scale observational data.

Current research projects include

  • Metrics in science and performativity: Do things like citation counts and impact factors proxy quality and influence, or help create them?
  • Social influence among experts: How do experts influence one another's opinions, i.e. during peer review of grant applications?


Areas of interest

Science of science, collective intelligence, computational social science, experiments


Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Chicago

B.S. in Physics and Mathematics, Rice University

News about Misha Teplitskiy

UMSI Research. Author mentions in science news reveal widespread disparities across name-inferred ethnicities. Misha Teplitskiy, assistant professor. Davig Jurgens, associate professor.
Study: Author mentions in science news reveal widespread disparities

A new paper by UMSI assistant professor Misha Teplitskiy and associate professor David Jurgens finds researchers with non-Anglo names are written out of science journalism in the U.S. 

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UMSI research roundup. Robots, Blood Pressure and Data. Check out UMSI faculty and PhD student publications.
Robots, Blood Pressure and Data: UMSI Research Roundup

Recent UMSI faculty and PhD student publications. 

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