Rayid Ghani 
  Director, Center for Data Science and Public Policy 
  University of Chicago

Rayid Ghani

Director, Center for Data Science and Public Policy

University of Chicago


  University of Chicago
United States of America (the)

About

Research Expertise: Analytics, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Social Media Analytics, Text Analytics, Natural Language Processing, Social Networks.

Recently (and reluctantly) added buzzwords: Big Data, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence
Older buzzwords that are trendy now: Machine Learning
Not so old buzzwords that are not trendy now: Data Mining

I’m interested in using computation, data and analytics for solving high impact social good problems in areas such as criminal justice, education, healthcare, energy, transportation, economic development, and public safety.

I am the Director of the Center for Data Science and Public Policy,  Research Director and Senior Fellow at the Computation Institute and a Senior Fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.

What I used to do: Chief Scientist at Obama for America 2012 campaign focusing on analytics, technology, and data. Senior Research Scientist and Director of Analytics research at Accenture Labs where I led a technology research team focused on applied R&D in analytics, machine learning, and data mining for large-scale & emerging business problems in various industries including healthcare, retail & CPG, manufacturing, intelligence, and financial services.

In my ample free time, I advise several analytics start-ups and non-profits, speak at, organize and participate in academic and industry analytics conferences, and publish in machine learning and data mining conferences and journals.