Sundeep Pattem

Sundeep Pattem is an experienced data scientist working on applications in public policy and services. With a focus on achieving social impact, he has developed solutions for challenging problems in healthcare, education and energy sustainability. Most recently he served as Head Data Scientist of SkilledUp, where he led efforts to convert large datasets into tools for helping people make career and learning decisions. As an expert consultant for education startup SlideRule, he developed a data science course curriculum and mentored several aspiring data scientists. Sundeep holds a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.

PROJECT: LEVERAGING OPEN-DATA FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT REFORM

As part of its growing focus on criminal justice reform, the California Department of Justice is launching an ambitious effort to transform itself into a data-driven organization. A major first step in this plan is the creation of OpenJustice, a transparency initiative that will help build trust and increase accountability by making law enforcement data available to the community. The Office of Attorney General Kamala Harris hired Sundeep to lead OpenJustice as well as to conduct research and analysis to implement stronger, more meaningful data sharing across agencies and with community partners.