Ali Arab is an Associate Professor in the Mathematics and Statistics Department of Georgetown University. He received a BS in Applied Mathematics at the Iran University of Science and Technology (1999) and an MS in Applied Mathematics and Statistics at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (2002) and PhD in Statistics at University of Missouri-Columbia (2007). He joined Georgetown University in 2007. His academic research is mainly focused on statistical modeling for problems in the environmental, ecology and epidemiology. He frequently publishes in peer-reviewed scientific journals. He also frequently publishes in academic and popular outlets on topics related to human rights. He is actively involved in promoting science and human rights including promoting the role of human rights in science education, and organizing student activities related to science and human rights. He serves as the Outreach and Communication Committee co-Chair for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)-Science and Human Rights Coalition.