Carnegie Mellon University

Eli Ben-Michael

Eli Ben-Michael

Assistant Professor, joint with Heinz College

5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


I am an assistant professor in the Department of Statistics & Data Science and the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Quantitative Social Science and the Department of Statistics at Harvard University. I received my PhD in Statistics from U.C. Berkeley and I spent my undergraduate years at Columbia University where I received a bachelors degree in computer science and statistics.

Specific Research Interests

My research focuses on developing statistical and computational methods to solve practical issues in public policy and social science research. I am particularly interested in bringing together ideas from statistics, optimization, and machine learning to create methods for credible and robust causal inference and data-driven decision making.

Areas of Research