Research Scientist
Snap Research

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, look to the left. If you are interested in contacting me, look to the right.



  • neil at nshah dot net
  • nshah at snap dot com


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

Prospective interns

  • Please apply here, and e-mail me afterwards.