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Introduction

At the Stanford 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 across the University, including Engineering, Humanities and Sciences, and Law.

Phoebe Leila Barghouty

Data Journalist

Alex Chohlas-Wood

Data Scientist

Elan Dagenais

Data Scientist

Marissa Gerchick

Researcher

Sharad Goel

Executive Director

Josh Grossman

Researcher

Daniel Jenson

Engineer

Jongbin Jung

Researcher

Walter Kim

Engineer

Joe Nudell

Engineer

Jan Overgoor

Researcher

Cheryl Phillips

Data Journalist

Susan Salkind

Program Manager

Hao Sheng

Researcher

Amy Shoemaker

Data Scientist

Ravi Shroff

Researcher

Camelia Simoiu

Researcher