Aleksandr Michuda is an Assistant Research Professor at the Center for Data Science for Enterprise and Society. Aleksandr studies how machine learning and big data can be used to solve problems in development economics. He is particularly interested in the role of rideshare applications in transforming the labor market in emerging markets. He has worked with various corporate partners to make rigorous and policy relevant research. He currently has a joint appointment in the Department of Information Science, School of Computing and Information Science and with the Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. He graduated from UC Davis with a PhD in Agricultural and Resource Economics.