Michael Hotard

Director, GeoMatch

Email: mhotard@stanford.edu


Michael manages the GeoMatch research program, which features government collaborations to test and implement the IPL matching algorithm across diverse contexts and applications. As the director, he leads strategic partnerships, policy engagement, and research administration. He is passionate about data-driven policy and building an evidence base for social programs that work.

He is a graduate of the Stevenson Center at Illinois State University, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kazakhstan, and has worked in program management for the U.S. Department of Labor.