Yida Wang is an Embedded Research Analyst in the Crime Lab and works alongside the Chicago Police Department to analyze crime patterns and trends, as well as providing technical training.

Prior to joining the Urban Labs, Yida worked in both the private and academic sectors: as a senior market researcher for a private market research firm in Canada, and as a research assistant for the Quattrone Center (University of Pennsylvania Law School) and the University of Toronto. Yida graduated with M.S. in Criminology from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. (Hons) from the University of Toronto in Criminology and Sociology.