Open to Stanford Alumni.
Data and algorithms are increasingly used in the criminal justice system, from tracking individuals with aerial cameras to deciding which defendants to release on bail. They offer the promise of greater efficiency and equity, but also pose challenges for privacy and fairness. Learn about recent applications in criminal justice, and discuss technical, ethical, and legal issues raised. Sharad Goel is an assistant professor in management science and engineering, and by courtesy, in computer science and sociology. He looks at public policy through the lens of computer science, bringing a computational perspective to a diverse range of contemporary issues, including police practices, bail reform, voter fraud, and online privacy. Before joining Stanford, Professor Goel was a senior researcher at Microsoft.