Ben Green

Research Fellow

Ben Green is a PhD Candidate in Applied Math at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, an Affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, a Visiting Research Fellow at NYU’s Technology Law & Policy Clinic, and the author of The Smart Enough City: Putting Technology in Its Place to Reclaim Our Urban Future. Ben studies the implementation and impacts of data science in local governments, with a focus on “smart cities” and the criminal justice system. Analyzing the intersections of data science with law, policy, and social science, Ben focuses on the social justice and policy implications of data-driven algorithms deployed by governments. Ben’s research draws on his extensive experience working with data and technology in municipal government, including a year working for the City of Boston Analytics Team. Ben completed his undergraduate degree in Mathematics & Physics at Yale College. His graduate work has been funded by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and the Herbert Winokur SEAS Graduate Fellowship.