Julie Ciccolini is Research Technologist at Human Rights Watch and part of the Digital Investigations Lab, applying technology to support Human Rights Watch investigations. Using a range of technical skills, she works with researchers to find, gather, organize, and analyze information. Prior to joining HRW, Ciccolini was a data scientist at The Legal Aid Society where she conducted strategic research, analysis and advocacy in support of criminal justice reform. Ciccolini designed and managed the Cop Accountability Project database which tracks and identifies patterns of police misconduct in New York City. She led the development of a universal police misconduct tracking application that is used by human rights organizations across the US. Ciccolini holds a BA from New York University and a MA in Human Rights from Columbia University.