Hamdan Azhar is a data scientist passionate about using data to tell meaningful stories about human behavior. He previously worked in ads research at Facebook where he designed experiments to measure the effectiveness of Facebook ads. Prior to that, he worked at an ads tech startup and was the national statistician on Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign.
In his side life as a journalist, Hamdan's writings on political data, drone culture, and religion in America have been published in Forbes, VICE, the Washington Post, and the Christian Science Monitor. Hamdan, a New York native, holds a master’s degree in biostatistics from the University of Michigan, a bachelor’s in economics from Penn State, and spent one year in the neuroscience Ph.D. program at the University of Chicago.