William S. Isaac
I’m a PhD candidate in Political Science department at Michigan State University. I currently serve as a Open Society Foundation Fellow and a Research Advisor to the Human Rights Data Analysis Group (HRDAG). My research focuses on the intersection between technology policy, human, and civil rights, with a specific focus their potential ramifications on underrepresented communities. Previous research has been featured in publications such as Science, Nature, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal.
Here are a few of my recent publications. For a complete list of published papers, see my Google Scholar page and CV.
- Revisiting Where the Rich Rule: Specifying Unequal Public Influence on American Policy Adoption
Matt Grossmann & William Isaac. Under review.
- Media Interview with Mara Hvistendahl. Can ‘predictive policing’ prevent crime before it happens? Science 353:6307
- Media Interview with Emily Thomas. Why Oakland Police Turned Down Predictive Policing? Vice.com
- Media Interview with Joshua Bernstein. The Ex-Cop at the Center of Controversy Over Crime Prediction Tech Bloomberg Technology
- Radio Interview with Lester Graham. Using big data to predict crime might be a flawed approach Michigan Public Radio