Arun Sundararajan is professor and NEC faculty fellow at New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He also heads the Social Cities Initiative at NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, and is an affiliated faculty member at NYU’s Center for Data Science. Arun’s research program studies how digital technologies transform business and society. Some of his current and recent research focuses on the governance of digital spaces, collaborative consumption and the sharing economy, social media and cities, digital institutions, contagion in networks, privacy strategy, pricing in digital markets, and managing online piracy.
He is published in numerous scientific journals and has given more than 200 presentations internationally. His research has won four Best Paper awards, been funded by organizations that include Yahoo, Microsoft, Google, and IBM, and been profiled by publications that include Fast Company, the Financial Times, Forbes, and The Wall Street Journal. His op-eds and expert commentary have appeared in TIME magazine, the New Yorker, The New York Times, Wired, TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, and Harvard Business Review, and on Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, BBC News, and NPR. He has served as director of NYU Stern’s IS Doctoral Program since 2007, and is one of the founders of the Workshop on Information in Networks.