Asa Wilks

Asa Wilks
Associate Director, Research Programming Group; Senior Data Scientist


M.A.S. in applied statistics, University of California Los Angeles; M.P.A. in policy & economic analysis, Columbia University; B.A. in government, sociology, Cornell University


Asa Wilks is a senior data scientist at RAND, and serves as associate director of RAND's Research Programming Group. He draws on more than 18 years of experience in quantitative public policy research across a range of policy areas. Wilks has expertise in data engineering and statistical modeling for policy research and is well versed in methods for econometric analysis, applied statistics, data science, and machine learning. He holds a BA in Government and Sociology from Cornell University, an MPA in Policy and Economic Analysis from Columbia University, and a Masters in Applied Statistics from UCLA.