John Meluso, PhD
Systems Scientist | Computational Social Scientist | Qualitative Researcher
Hello and welcome! I'm John Meluso (he/him, they/them). I study collective problem-solving through the lens of complex systems, especially related to communication, inclusion, and design.
I'm the Sloan VERSO Postdoctoral Fellow for Systems, Organizations, and Inclusion at the Vermont Complex Systems Center at the University of Vermont where I work with Laurent Hébert-Dufresne. In May, 2020, I completed my Doctorate of Philosophy at the University of Michigan in Design Science where I studied Complex System Design with Jesse Austin-Breneman and Management & Organizations with Jose Uribe. Also on my committee were Scott Page and Lynette Shaw.
I value making a difference in the lives of people, from improving all kinds of complex engineered systems that pervade modern society, to determining (and addressing) the root causes of toxic cultures in organizations, and designing more inclusive work systems for a hybrid world. I'm always open to collaborating and mentoring, so don't hesitate to reach out!
Disciplines: systems engineering, management & organizations, complex systems, communication, computer science, design
Methods: network science, agent-based modeling, optimization, data science, interviews, surveys, ethnography
Topics: collective performance, organization science, inclusion, data science, organizational culture, open source, feminism, virtual collaboration, information & communication technology, miscommunication
Industries: aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, software, healthcare, management
Personal interests: podcasts, bunnies, coffee, science fiction, community, authenticity, mindfulness, privacy, balance
Uribe, J., Carnahan, S., Meluso, J., & Austin-Breneman, J. 2022. How Do Managers Evaluate Individual Contributions to Team Production? A Theory and Empirical Test. Strategic Management Journal, n/a(n/a). https://doi.org/10.1002/smj.3433.