Alex Kigerl, Ph.D., is an Assistant Research Professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Washington State University (WSU) and Data Scientist for the Washington State Institute for Criminal Justice (WSICJ). He received his Master of Science in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Portland State University and his Doctorate from Washington State University. His previous work was as Data Analyst for the Washington State Institute for Criminal Justice (WSICJ), managing the criminal justice databases from partner state agencies in Washington for WSU researchers. His current work is focused on developing new risk assessment instruments predicting criminal recidivism for various agencies at the county, state, and Federal level. His research interests include corrections, risk assessment development, machine learning and quantitative methods, and cybercrime.