Rohit Acharya

Rohit Acharya

Nonresident Fellow – Brookings Metro

Rohit Acharya is a nonresident fellow at Brookings Metro. Acharya is an expert at using applied data science to generate new insights into the challenges found in U.S. cities. His research focuses on reducing poverty without displacement, enhancing public safety and health outcomes, improving education, and building wealth among low-income populations.

Acharya is also a founding partner at Common Good Labs, a research organization that designs actionable solutions to improve communities. Common Good Labs uses data science tools—including geospatial modeling, machine learning algorithms, and network analyses—to empower leaders at foundations, non-profit organizations, and government.

Acharya serves as a board member for New Sun Rising and is a volunteer with the Environmental Charter School in Pittsburgh. He previously worked as the co-founder and chief data scientist of First Access and in portfolio management at Bridgewater Associates.

Acharya holds a B.A. in applied mathematics from Harvard University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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