James Fowler, UC San Diego

James Fowler is a professor of political science and medical genetics 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.

Fowler's research on genopolitics has been featured in New York Times Magazine's Year in Ideas. His work on overconfidence has been featured in Discover Magazine's Year in Science. His research on social networks has been featured in Time's Year in Medicine (twice), and in Harvard Business Review's Breakthrough Business Ideas.

Fowler was recently named a John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global ThinkersTechCrunch's Most Innovative PeoplePolitico's 50 Key Thinkers, Doers, and Dreamers, and Most Original Thinker of the year by The McLaughlin Group

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