Assistant Professor of Applied Statistics
Ravi Shroff is an Assistant Professor of Applied Statistics, and by joint appointment, an Assistant Professor of Urban Informatics at NYU's Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP). He received a Ph.D. and M.S. in mathematics from UC San Diego, a M.S. in applied urban science and informatics from NYU-CUSP, and a B.S. in mathematics and economics from the University of Washington.
Dr. Shroff's interests are broadly related to computational social science, in particular, the application of statistical and machine learning techniques to a variety of urban issues. His current research examines the use of interpretable statistical models to inform pretrial detention decisions; methods to accurately measure gunfire-related crime and reporting rates; and predictive models to support child welfare practitioners. He has past and ongoing collaborations with a number of city and state agencies in New York and California.
Previously, Dr. Shroff was a Senior Research Scientist at NYU-CUSP, and a 2016-2017 fellow at the Data & Society Research Institute. He was also a postdoctoral fellow at the Australian National University's Mathematical Sciences Institute, a visiting scholar at Stanford, and consulting expert for the ACLU of Illinois. He has received funding from the Knight Foundation and New York City's Administration for Children's Services.