Honglin Bao

I study networks, innovation, and computational social science


Contact: hbao at hbs dot edu or baohlcs at gmail dot com

Digital, Data, and Design Institute -- my official D^3@Harvard page

Harvard Business School


I'm on Twitter (X) @HonglinB; @honglin-bao.bsky.social; @hbao@mstdn.social


#I stand for open science

Hi there! My name is Honglin Bao (he/him). I go by Honglin - 虹霖🏳️‍🌈. I am a junior researcher of computational social science at D^3/Harvard Business School, working with Drs. Anjali M. Bhatt and Amit Goldenberg. I also collaborate on papers with Dr. Misha Teplitskiy (UMichigan School of Information) and NC State Network Analysis Group, among other smart brains. 

My first-authored papers across computer science, network science, and social sciences appear in top refereed journals and proceedings including Nature Communications

I have training in mathematics, computer science, social science, and evolutionary biology. Before coming to HBS, I graduated from Michigan State, worked in the tech industry and dedicated years to volunteering with LGBTQ health in China. I'm a big fan of sports.