Dr. Strumsky is an urban economist currently at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She specializes in studying the relationship between innovation and economic growth through a variety of methodologies including social network modeling, spatial econometrics and approaches from complex adaptive systems. Recent research efforts involved research on federal funding and invention in green technologies, a report with the Brookings Institute on Patenting and Innovation in Metropolitan America, and several papers on urban scaling with the Santa Fe Institute. She received her Master’s and PhD in Regional Science from Cornell University.