Jie Gao

Jie Gao, M.S.

Research Data Scientist

Research Division


Jie Gao is a Research Data Scientist (Senior Program Manager) at the National Policing Institute. Jie plays a critical role in research, assistance, and innovation projects and eventually managing the NPI’s data science program. She serves as a resource to team members across NPI divisions and other NPI partners to find solutions to complex data problems. She has interned at Meta, Amazon, and JD.com as a Data Scientist and Research Scientist. She has research experience in graphical models, social networks, demographics, and computer vision. She received her M.S. in Statistics with a focus on machine learning and big data from The University of Washington and her B.S. in Mathematics and Mathematical Decision Sciences from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She studied mathematics as an official visiting student at the University of Oxford in her junior year in college.

Areas of Focus

  • Data science
  • Statistical analysis
  • Quantitative problem solving

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