Assistant Professor of Applied Statistics
Ravi Shroff is an Assistant Professor of Applied Statistics with an affiliated appointment 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.