Speaker: Shankar Iyer

Data Scientist @Facebook

Shankar Iyer is a research scientist on Facebook’s computational social science team. He is currently working on the company’s Disaster Mapping efforts, where Facebook data is aggregated to provide humanitarian organizations with a high-level view of how populations are affected by natural disasters. He has also worked on problems related to the social science of charitable giving and to efforts t omeasure the sense of community that people feel while using Facebook’s products. Prior to joining Facebook, Shankar was on the data science team at Quora. He also holds a Ph.D. in theoretical condensed matter physics from Caltech.

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