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April 21, 2023, Interview: "The increasing availability of data, and the development of algorithms capable of making sense of that data, are hugely important to the creation of better public policy and superior decision-making, says Harvard Kennedy School Associate Professor of Public Policy Soroush Saghafian. Saghafian, whose expertise includes state-of-the-art methods in machine learning and big data, is the the founder and director of the Public Impact Analytics Science Lab (PIAS Lab), based at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, which is devoted to advancing and applying the science of analytics for solving societal problems that can have public impact. Saghafian also serves as a faculty affiliate of the Harvard Data Science Initiative, Harvard Center for Health Decision Science, and Harvard PhD Program in Health Policy." Read Courtesy of the Harvard Kennedy School