Research Fellows

RCODI is led by founder Sabine Brunswicker. Our entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary team will drive and study the revolution of innovation.


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Sabine Brunswicker, Purdue University, Director of RCODI

An internationally recognized innovation researcher and thought leader with a particular interest in open innovation and ecosystems. She is an Associate Professor for Innovation and Director of the Research Center for Open Digital Innovation at Purdue University. Full bio available here.





Esteve Almirall, ESADE

Esteve is a lecturer in the Department of Information Systems Management and URL Contracted Doctoral Professor. He studies the intersection between technology and innovation and how IT is changing the way we innovate: from the individual inventor to ecosystems, from owing and buying innovations to benefiting from innovations created by others by aligning incentives and motivations.





Mehdi Bagherzadeh, NEOMA Business School

Mehdi is an Assistant Professor of Innovation Management at NEOMA Business School, Department of Strategy & Entrepreneurship, in France. His research revolves around governance dynamics of open and collaborative innovation projects and its effect on innovation performance. His research work has been published in various scholarly journals, such as Journal of Management and Social Indicators Research and has been presented at leading academic conferences such as the Academy of Management, DRUID, and World Open Innovation Conference.



elisa-bertinoElisa Bertino, Computer Science, Purdue University

Elisa is a professor at the Department of Computer Science, Director of the Cyber Center (Discovery Park), and Research Director of CERIAS. Her main research interests cover many areas in the fields of information security and database systems. Her research combines both theoretical and practical aspects, addressing as well applications on a number of domains, such as medicine and humanities.




Henry Chesbrough, University of California, Berkeley

Henry is the Executive Director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Executive Director of the Program in Open Innovation, and Adjunct Professor at the Haas School of Business. He is the first person to clearly define the new innovation strategy that is restructuring R&D worldwide: open innovation, which seeks and develops new ideas found outside your own organization and licenses to others your own intellectual property.




Johann Füller, University of Innsbruck and Hyve AG

Johann is a professor and chair for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Department of Strategic Management, Marketing, and Tourism at the University of Innsbruck, Austria and Founder and CEO of Hyve AG. Before joining HYVE AG, he worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the field of strategic change.





Gerhard Klimeck, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University

Gerhard is the Reilly Director of the Center for Predictive Materials and Devices (c-PRIMED) and the NCN (Network for Computational Nanotechnology) and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. His research interest is the modeling of nanoelectronic devices, genetic algorithm based optimization, and image processing.




yuri-hiraiYuri Hirai, Purdue University

Yuri is a Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar at Purdue University. She is also an Overseas Researcher at the Institute of Intellectual Property and a Visiting Researcher at the University of Tokyo, Japan. Her research interest is Management of Technology, specifically pertaining to Intellectual Property and Innovation. Her current project is empirically analyzing meaning observed in the patent documents.




ann-majchrzakAnn Majchrzak, University of Southern California  

Ann is Professor of Data Sciences and Operations at the Marshall School of Business. She studies how information systems can support worker agility and ingenuity in collaborative settings. She has investigated information systems support for distributed teams, knowledge-sharing and creation, and corporate wiki use.





Sorin Matei

Sorin Matei, Communications, Purdue University

Sorin is Associate Professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication and Discovery Park Fellow. He studies the relationship between information technologies and social structures in knowledge markets. His latest project, Kredible.Net is dedicated to creating a community of scholars interested in reputation and authority on social media.




Satyam Mukherjee, Visiting Assistant Professor, Purdue University

Satyam is a Red Hat Fellow and Visiting Assistant Professor at Purdue University. He obtained his PhD in Physics from Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He is interested in Physics of Complex Systems, Big Data Analytics and Computational Social Science. Currently he focuses on science of team science, and team assembly mechanisms in open digital footprints.




Wim Vanhaverbeke

Wim Vanhaverbeke, Hasselt University and ESADE

Wim is professor Innovation Management & Strategy at the Hasselt University, and visiting professor at the ESADE Business School and National University of Singapore. He is a speaker, author and consultant specialized in the organization and management of open and collaborative innovation.