Sharad Goel is a professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School. He looks at public policy through the lens of computer science, bringing a computational perspective to a diverse range of contemporary social and political issues, including criminal justice reform, democratic governance, and the equitable design of algorithms. Prior to joining Harvard, Goel was on the faculty at Stanford University, with appointments in management science & engineering, computer science, sociology, and the law school. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Chicago, as well as a master’s degree in computer science and a doctorate in applied mathematics from Cornell University.
Goel was a member of the Just Tech Advisory Board from 2021 to 2023.