Zubin Jelveh is an assistant professor with a joint appointment at the College of Information Studies (iSchool) and Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, starting in January 2021. Zubin is currently a research director at Crime Lab New York – a University of Chicago research institute that partners with civic and community leaders to design, test, and scale promising programs and policies to reduce violence and the harms associated with the criminal justice system. At Crime Lab New York, Zubin builds predictive models and evaluates their ability to improve outcomes above and beyond current practice. Additionally, he is developing record linkage algorithms that are tailored for the unique features of criminal justice data. Zubin’s research connects techniques from machine learning to problems in the social sciences. Prior to entering the data science field, Zubin was a journalist covering economics for outlets like The New York Times, Condé Nast Portfolio, and The New Republic. Zubin holds a BA in economics from the University of Chicago, an MA in quantitative methods in the social sciences from Columbia University, and a PhD in Computer Science from New York University.