William Casey King is the Director of the Capstone Program at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. His research focuses on big data and data-driven policy analyses and solutions. King is a recipient of several grants from the Defense Research Projects Administration (DARPA) including a “big data” grant, as part of the White House’s Big Data Initiative (XDATA), a grant to measure and quantify radicalism in social media (QCR) and was co-leader of a DARPA seedling effort to protect our financial markets from attacks. He has consulted to the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, the FBI, and the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and served as a member of a Connecticut United States Attorney’s Office Task Force assisting with investigation of human trafficking in children. At Yale, he teaches courses on big data and global policies, anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism, anti-human trafficking, as well as “consulting-style” courses with various NGOs and government partners. He is the author of a book on the history of ambition (Ambition, A History, Yale University Press), articles published in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, a children’s book on the American Civil Rights Movement (Oh, Freedom! Knopf), and a documentary film on the African American painter, Henry Ossawa Tanner, funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. As an undergraduate he studied at Tulane and Harvard Universities, did graduate work in Data Science at University of California, Berkeley, and earned his doctorate from Yale.