Ram Shankar Siva Kumar

Data Cowboy, Microsoft/Harvard

Ram Shankar is a policy affiliate at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University where he is broadly investigating the policy and legal ramifications of machine learning, in the context of security. He is also part of Microsoft’s Azure Security Data Science team. His work has appeared in industry conferences like Defcon, BlueHat, DerbyCon, MIRCon, Infiltrate, Strata+Hadoop and academic venues like NIPS, IEEE and ACM-CCS. He is the founder of the Security Data Science Colloquium—the only avenue where security data scientists from every major cloud provider congregate. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a master’s in computer engineering and a second master’s in innovation. Management, and is currently on the Technical Advisory Board at University of Washington.