Driving social impact through technical innovation

At the Computational Policy Lab, we use technology to tackle pressing issues in criminal justice, education, voting rights, and beyond. Leveraging advances in data science, we study the impact of policy choices at unprecedented scales, and build algorithmic tools to guide high-stakes decisions. By bringing a computational perspective to public policy, we aim to improve the lives of millions of people — especially those affected by inefficient and unfair systems and practices.

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We are an interdisciplinary team of academic researchers, data scientists, and journalists who combine the power of rigorous statistical analysis with rich visual narratives to drive social impact. We span a wide range of disciplines, including engineering, humanities, and the law.

Alex Chohlas-Wood

Faculty Co-Director

Madison Coots

Researcher

Johann Gaebler

Researcher

Sharad Goel

Faculty Co-Director

Josh Grossman

Researcher

Shira Gur-Arieh

Researcher

Joe Nudell

Lead Engineer

Julian Nyarko

Researcher

Cheryl Phillips

Researcher

Ravi Shroff

Researcher

Charlotte Tuminelli

Executive Director

Muskan Walia

Researcher