Eric Liu

Fellow, New America CA

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.

All Work

California uses Silicon Valley tech to address police uses of force

California Summer Series

The New America CA fellows write about their projects for the California Column.

We Need Data to Rebuild Trust in the Police

Otherwise, says Eric Liu, we cannot begin to build better relations between officers and the communities they're meant to serve and protect

A bunch of 20-somethings convinced Goldman Sachs' most senior staff to give $200,000 to a nonprofit

Goldman Sachs selected Bayes Impact, led by Eric Liu, as an organization that demonstrated impact, scalability, and innovation.

San Francisco's New Top Cop Faces Tough Road Ahead to Mend Racial Tensions

New America CA fellow Eric Liu emphasizes the importance of open data in fostering trust and keeping communities safe.