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


  • 2850 Ocean Park Blvd.
  • Santa Monica, CA 90405

About Me

I am a Research Scientist at Snap Inc. My work spans computational user modeling and user understanding, especially in the contexts of misbehavior, abuse and fraud on web platforms.

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 as anomaly detection problems 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. My undergraduate research focused on reduction, indexing and storage of large-scale scientific data, and was supervised by Nagiza Samatova.

If you would like to learn more about my work, take a look at my publications and CV.

A note to prospective interns: Please apply on the Snap Research website here, and e-mail me afterwards.

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