Emaad Ahmed Manzoor

I am a second year PhD student at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy. I spent the first year of my PhD in the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University.

I work with Leman Akoglu on mining and modeling structured data. I have recently begun incorporating microeconomic theory into my models and methods to better address public policy questions with an economic focus.

I received a master’s in computer science from KAUST, where I was part of the InfoCloud group. I defended my thesis on the theoretical problem of scheduling broadcasts in a network of timelines to a committee consisting of Panos Kalnis (chair, databases), Xiangliang Zhang (machine learning) and Antoine Vigneron (theoretical computer science).

In a previous life, I was a software engineer at Yahoo! where I was fortunate to work with the Timesense team on large-scale streaming NLP. Before that, I was an undergraduate at BITS - Pilani, Goa Campus.