Dean Knox is the grand prize winner of the 2021 NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award. He is assistant professor at the Operations, Information and Decisions Department at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Knox received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). After completing his postdoctoral fellowship at Microsoft Research, he joined the Politics Department at Princeton University as an assistant professor in 2018. Knox co-founded the Research on Policing Reform and Accountability group with Jonathan Mummolo at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His research develops statistical methods for analyzing imperfect social science data and is detailed in his essay “Revealing racial bias.”