Joseph Risi

Joseph Risi
Graduate Student of Sociology
Joseph Risi
Oswald Tower University Park , Pennsylvania 16802
Mailroom: 203 Oswald Tower


B.S. in Computer Science, Stevens Institute of Technology 2015
B.A. in Philosophy, Stevens Institute of Technology 2015

Professional Bio

Research Assistant at Microsoft Research NYC, 2015 - 2017
Information Analyst at MDRC, 2017 - 2020

Skemer, Melanie, Cindy Redcross, Howard Bloom, Brit Henderson, and Joseph Risi. Implementation and Impacts of the New York City Pretrial Supervised Release Program. New York: MDRC (2020).

Conference Presentations
American Society of Criminology, November 2021 - “The Use Of Lethal Force By Police: The Interaction Between Race and Community Context”

Andrew Mao, Lili Dworkin, Siddharth Suri, and Duncan J. Watts. “Resilient Cooperators Stabilize Long-Run Cooperation in the Finitely Repeated Prisoner’s Dilemma.” Nature Communications (2017). For access:
Harris Kyriakou, Jeffrey V. Nickerson, and Gaurav Sabnis. “Knowledge Reuse for Customization in an Open Design Community for 3D Printing.” MIS Quarterly (2017). For access:
Andrew Mao, Winter Mason, Siddharth Suri, and Duncan J. Watts. “An Experimental Study of Team Size and Performance on a Complex Task.” PLOS ONE (2016). For access:
Harris Kyriakou. “Collective Innovation: Novelty, Reuse, and Their Interplay.” Stevens Institute of Technology (2016). For access:

I'm interested in using causal inference and machine learning methodologies for better understanding the implications and consequences of criminal justice policy in the USA and then how can we build better, more informed policy.