Rayid Ghani

Rayid Ghani is the Director of the Center for Data Science & Public Policy at the University of Chicago and a Senior Fellow at the Harris School of Public Policy and the Computation Institute. Rayid is a reformed computer scientist, and wanna-be social scientist, but mostly just wants to increase the use of data-driven approaches in solving large social challenges. He started the Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good Fellowship that brings together computer scientists, statisticians, and social scientists to work on data science problems with social impact. Previously, Rayid was the Chief Scientist at the 2012 Obama Campaign where he focused on the use of analytics, data, and technology to influence voters, donors, and volunteers. Before that, Rayid was a Research Scientist and led the Machine Learning group at Accenture Labs. In his ample free time, Rayid works with non-profits to help them with their data, analytics and digital efforts and strategy.