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Dean C. Knox

Dean C. Knox

Assistant Professor of Operations, Information, and Decisions, The Wharton School, The University of Pennsylvania

Professor Knox is a computational social scientist and an assistant professor in Operations, Information, and Decisions at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He studies topics ranging from policing to causal inference and machine learning. His work uses many forms of data previously thought to be too messy or unstructured to study, such as audiovisual data conveying human emotion.

He is an Andrew Carnegie Fellow and the inaugural recipient of Science’s NOMIS early career award for interdisciplinary research. His research has appeared or is forthcoming in Science, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the Journal of the American Statistical Association, and the American Political Science Review. It has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, and Facebook. It also received the Gosnell Prize for excellence in political methodology, the John T. Williams dissertation prize, and the best poster award by the Society for Political Methodology.

Please visit for work by Professor Knox’s group, Research on Policing Reform and Accountability, co-founded with Jonathan Mummolo. He is also a faculty fellow at Analytics at Wharton and an affiliate of the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice.