Yuval Kalish is Associate Professor of Leadership at Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University, where he also serves as Academic Director for Kellogg-Recanati and for the Executive MBA. He completed his PhD (psychology, cum laude) at the University of Melbourne, his Post-Doc at the Hebrew University and in served as an adjunct in the Center for Advanced Studies in Jerusalem.
His research focuses on social networks, and particularly, the relationship between individual attributes such as personality, cognitive ability, attractiveness, gender, stress and the dynamics of friendship and leadership networks. His research has been published in leading journals, including Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. The model he developed for the statistical analysis of social networks has received the “most cited paper” award in 2012 in the field of social networks analysis and two his papers have been on the top-ten most cited papers in Social Networks for the last five years. He received multiple competitive grants, among them the Israeli Science Foundation, the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology, and has received a six-month fellowship in the Institute of Advanced Studies.