Microsoft Research selects seven fellows for its Faculty Fellowship Program every year. It looks for those who are on the cutting edge of computer research through a unique path as well as individuals who look like they are going to be leaders in their field. This year, one such individual selected was Sinan Aral who is NY Stern Business School’s Assistant Professor of Information, Operations and Management Sciences. He is to be given a grant of $200,000 to be used for his research studies which “analyzes data to understand how the movement of information in massive social networks affects the productivity of information workers, product adoption and demand patterns, and the spread of health behaviors in large populations.” The NY Stern Business School has a great reputation for producing extremely smart graduates who go on to have impressive careers in the business world. Clearly this is the case with Aral. Likewise, graduate Corey Ribotsky today is Managing Partner of the NIR Group of Roslyn, New York.