Sam Shah

Sam Shah
CTO, SkipFlag


Sam Shah is a principal engineer on the LinkedIn data team. He leads many of the site’s large-scale recommendation and analytics systems, which analyze hundreds of terabytes of data daily to produce products and insights that serve LinkedIn’s members. His work involves pure research, product-focused features, and infrastructure development, including social network analysis, recommendation engines, distributed systems, and grid computing. Some of the products under his purview include “People You May Know”, “Who’s Viewed My Profile?”, Skills & Endorsements, related searches, job recommendations, and more. Sam holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.


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