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Robin Khalfa is doctoral researcher at the Department of Criminology, Criminal Law, and Social Law at Ghent University. He holds a Master’s degree in Criminological Sciences (Ghent University, 2021) and a Master’s degree in Statistics and Social Data Science (KU Leuven, 2023). In his doctoral research, he studies the effectiveness of big data policing. His research interests are new and emerging data sources in criminological research (big data), spatiotemporal criminology, quantitative methods, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, evidence-based policing, and intelligence-led policing. He is currently involved as doctoral researcher in the ERC-project ‘BIGDATPOL’ on big data policing in Europe, under supervision of Professor Wim Hardyns.  

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  • Quantitative methods
  • Big data
  • Big data analytics
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Policing studies

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  • 2021-present – Doctoral research ‘The effectiveness of big data policing in Belgium: Evidence from Randomized Controlled Trials’