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Dean Knox

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

Professor Knox studies policing, ethnic politics, and political communication. He also develops quantitative models and methods for new forms of social science data. These new sources include many forms of data previously thought to be too unstructured to study: audiovisual data conveying human emotion, path data for sequential decision-making, and mobile location data on movement and social interaction.

His research has appeared or is forthcoming in Science, the Journal of the American Statistical Association, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, and the American Political Science Review. It has 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 policingresearch.org for work by Professor Knox’s group, Research on Policing Reform and Accountability, co-founded with Jonathan Mummolo.