Carnegie Mellon University

Pranav Gupta

Pranav Gupta

Ph.D. Student, Tepper School of Business

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Areas of Study

Organizational Behavior and Theory


Pranav Gupta is a Ph.D. candidate in Organizational Behavior and Theory at CMU's Tepper School of Business. My research focuses on understanding the emergence of intelligent behavior in digitally-augmented teams and self-organized collectives using lab experiments, archival data, and agent-based simulation models. The goal is to algorithmically facilitate smarter real-time coordination of their members' distributed knowledge (Transactive Memory), distributed attention (Transactive Attention), and diverse goals (Transactive Reasoning). My research is supported by fellowships and grants from DARPA, NSF, and ARO (PI: Anita Woolley).


  • Carnegie Mellon University – MS (Organizational Behavior and Theory) - 2017
  • Cornell University – MA (Design with Social Networks) - 2014
  • VJTI, Mumbai, India – BTech (Mechanical Engineering) - 2011


Collective Intelligence (CI) • Machine Theory of CI • Transactive Attention System (TAS) • Transactive Memory System (TMS) • Digital Nudging • Computational Social Science


  • Gupta, Pranav & Woolley, Anita W. (2021). Articulating the Role of Artificial Intelligence in Collective Intelligence: A Transactive Systems Framework. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), [Forthcoming]
  • Riedl, Christoph & Kim, Young Ji & Gupta, Pranav & Malone, Thomas W. & Woolley, Anita W. (2021). Quantifying Collective Intelligence in Human Groups. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 118, 21. » data » doi » pdf
  • Kaufmann, Rafael & Gupta, Pranav & Taylor, Jacob (2021). An Active Inference Model of Collective Intelligence. Entropy, 23, 7. » code » doi » pdf » video 
  • Glikson, Ella & Woolley, Anita W. & Gupta, Pranav & Kim, Young Ji (2019). Visualized Automatic Feedback in Virtual Teams. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 814. » doi » pdf
  • Gupta, Pranav & Woolley, Anita W. (2018). Productivity in an era of multi-teaming: The role of information dashboards and shared cognition in team performance. Proceedings ACM Human-Computer Interaction (CSCW), 2, 62. » doi » pdf » ppt



  • Organizational Behavior (Undergraduate) – Instructor (Rating: 4.9/5)
  • Managing People and Teams (MBA) – TA
  • Organizational Learning and Strategic Management (MBA) – TA
  • Negotiations (MBA) – TA
  • Team Conflict and Multiparty Negotiations (MBA) – TA


  • Carnegie Mellon University Paul S. Goodman Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2020
  • Carnegie Mellon University Gerald R. Salancik Dissertation Fellowship Award, 2019
  • Presidential Fellowship in the Tepper School of Business, 2018-19