PhD Student
Computer Science Department
Carnegie Mellon University

About Me

I will be starting my new position as a Research Scientist at Snap Inc. in Los Angeles, CA in December 2017.

I recently defended my PhD thesis in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University. I was fortunate to have been advised by Professor Christos Faloutsos.

I received my B.S. in Computer Science from the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University. My undergraduate research was supervised by Professor Nagiza Samatova.

Research Interests

My current research interests entail fraud/anomaly detection in social media and internet services, and general large-scale graph mining.

My past research has primarily been focused on scientific data management, particularly via improving upon and developing new state-of-the-art data compression algorithms.

You can find references to these works in my CV -- a link is provided on the left-hand side of this page.



  • neilshah at cs dot cmu dot edu
  • nshah171 at gmail dot com


  • 6213 GHC
  • Computer Science Department
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • 5000 Forbes Avenue
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15213
  • USA