Balazs Vedres is professor at Central European University with a research interest on economic sociology, collaborative creativity, and network dynamics. His research furthers the agenda of developing data science and network science with social theoretical insight. His findings were published in the top journals of data science, network science, and sociology. His articles in the American Journal of Sociology and American Sociological Review developed a pragmatist notion of creative tensions in intersecting yet cognitively diverse cohesive communities. Vedres' recent research focuses on creative and disruptive processes in communities with human and artificial agents, building on his prior work that follows entrepreneurs, video game developers, jazz musicians, programmers, and graphic designers as they weave collaborative networks through their projects and recording sessions, analyzing questions of the sources of creativity, gender inequality, and the historical sustainability of innovation systems.