Influence Networks is a team of academics and data scientists working together to provide an objective InfluenceRanking™ of people, places, and institutions. 

Our team includes Jed Macosko, Ph.D., Professor of Physics at Wake Forest University, and Winston Ewert, lead data scientist and programmer. 

If you are interested in proposing or cooperating on a research project, please contact us.

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Influence Networks received funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to prototype a platform with the Power of Ideas on the Internet (POINT) project for the discovery of individuals who are shaping perspectives online. POINT computed “influence” using Influence Networks’ innovative InfluenceRanking™ algorithm to measure the relevance of generated content to a specific topic and the importance of people to the topic ranked by influence with visualized changes in influence over time.

Our Latest Projects

Academic Influence

Real-Time Objective Rankings

Intelligent Education

Educational Tools and Content

If you are intrigued by our vision for technology, education, and research, and want to propose a project as work for hire or in collaboration, please contact us using the form above.