Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University
Jon Kleinberg, a computer science professor at Cornell University, was the second influencer to make Greenplum's list. "One of our data scientists called him the 'algorithm god,'" Yara said of Kleinberg, whose research focuses on network analysis, social media and algorithm design.
Kleinberg has received research grants from tech giants including Yahoo! and Google, and he has authored several books, including his most recent, "Networks, Crowds, and Markets: Reasoning About a Highly Connected World."