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Maria Cuellar

Assistant Professor of Criminology

Maria Cuellar is an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania Criminology Department. She received her PhD in the joint statistics and public policy program at Carnegie Mellon University, and she later completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Penn. She has a Master of Science in statistics and a Master of Philosophy in public policy, both from Carnegie Mellon, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Reed College. Maria’s research focuses on causal inference and data analysis in the law. She is also a researcher at the Center for Statistics and Applications in Forensic Evidence, where she studies how statistics can improve forensic practice. In July 2018, she won the Norman Breslow award, which is the top paper young investigator award from the Statistics in Epidemiology Section of the American Statistical Association.