Jian Wang is an Assistant Professor at Leiden University. His recent research focuses on science funding, organization of science and innovation, creativity and novelty, and science-technology-linkages. Another research interest of his is to develop innovative analytical methods for studying science and innovation, drawing from fields of bibliometrics, statistics, and machine learning. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Public Policy and a Master of Science degree in Statistics, from Georgia Institute of Technology (USA), and a Master of Economics degree in Applied Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, from Tsinghua University (China). Before joining Leiden University, he was a fellow at the Labor and Worklife Program, Harvard University (USA) and postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for R&D Monitoring and Department of Management, Strategy and Innovation, KU Leuven (Belgium). He currently serves as an advisory editor for Research Policy, associate editor for Frontiers in Research Metrics and Analytics, and editorial board member for Research Evaluation.