Robots in Hiring Committees

When I sit in a hiring committee, I ask myself: is it even possible to predict who’s going to be a good scientist by looking at a CV? It turns out that yes, it is possible.

A piece in Nature on the delicate topic of measuring scientists productivity. Daniel Acuna, Konrad Kording and I tried to predict the future h-index of neuroscientists. You can find the article here:

Daniel E. Acuna, Stefano Allesina & Konrad P. Kording
Future impact: Predicting scientific success
Nature 489, 201–202

Nature has an editorial on this work:
Count on me

Some of the coverage:
The Chronicle of Higher Education