Adjunct Professor Paul X McCarthy
Adjunct Professor

Adjunct Professor Paul X McCarthy

Sch: Computer Science & Eng

Professor Paul X McCarthy is a CEO, computational social science research leader and author.   His bestselling book Online Gravity explains how technology is rebooting economics worldwide and is now published in English (Simon & Schuster, London & Sydney), Chinese (Citic Press, Beijing) and Russian (AST, Moscow). McCarthy is a contributor to The Conversation, AFR and Forbes on business, technology and innovation.

McCarthy is CEO and co-founder of League of Scholars a startup working with Universities, Governments and Publishers including Nature and News Corporation to help understand who’s who in research worldwide. McCarthy is also co-founder of several innovative enterprises for IBM, NSW Government and CSIRO—Australia’s National Science Agency and the inventors of Wi-Fi. Previously he was a founding board member and Chairman of The Studio — a new global media tech hub launched in Sydney in 2018 by Scott Morrison, MP. 

McCarthy is a trusted adviser to Government and a number of technology startups and an Honorary Fellow at Western Sydney University.



  • Journal articles | 2019
    Kern ML; McCarthy PX; Chakrabarty D; Rizoiu MA, 2019, 'Social media-predicted personality traits and values can help match people to their ideal jobs', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 116, pp. 26459 - 26464,
    Journal articles | 2021
    McCarthy PX; Gong X; Eghbal S; Falster DS; Rizoiu MA, 2021, 'Evolution of diversity and dominance of companies in online activity', PLoS ONE, vol. 16, pp. e0249993,