• neil at nshah dot net [personal]
  • nshah at snap dot com [work]


  • 110 110th Ave NE
  • Bellevue, WA 98004

About Me

I am currently a research scientist and manager at Snap Research, leading a team of scientists, engineers and interns on fundamental and applied research initiatives in user modeling and personalization across Snapchat. I am especially interested in advancing the state-of-the-art in machine learning algorithms and applications on large-scale structured data, especially in regards to user-centric applications like ranking, recommendation systems, integrity and more. My work broadly spans the machine learning, data mining, and software engineering domains.

Before I joined Snap, I defended my PhD thesis in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University, where I worked on discovering and modeling various types of abusive online behaviors in large networks. I was very fortunate to have been advised by Christos Faloutsos.

Prior to this, I received my B.S. in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. There, I worked with Nagiza Samatova on reduction, indexing and storage systems for large-scale scientific data.

If you would like to learn more about my work, please take a look at my publications and CV. Please reach out to me via my personal e-mail for consulting inquiries.

I'm hiring for Research Scientist and Research Engineer roles. Come work with me on recommendation systems, structured data models and efficient large-scale ML!

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