Eric Liu was a 2016 New America CA fellow. He is the U.S. executive director of Bayes Impact, a nonprofit that uses data to address pressing public interest problems. Bayes Impact’s funders include Y Combinator, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. At Bayes Impact, Liu leads open source software and data science initiatives in criminal justice, education, health, and employment. He was named to Forbes' “30 under 30” in social entrepreneurship in 2016.
Previously, Liu was a venture capitalist at Thomvest Ventures where he invested in data science companies in the financial and advertising technology sectors. At Thomvest, he also led research on the regulatory, ethical, and economic implications of machine learning in online payday lending and other web-based alternative credit services. Liu graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Business Administration.