Hamed Nilforoshan, from Wellesley, Massachusetts, is pursuing a PhD in computer science at Stanford School of Engineering. He graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Hamed aspires to develop data science and machine learning methods to quantify, understand, and mitigate structural inequalities. He conducted research at the Columbia Data Science Institute, Stanford Network Analysis Project, Snapchat, and Airbnb, spanning applications of data science to education technology, food-access inequality, online crime, and racial discrimination in real estate. He has also worked as a data scientist at Airbnb. At Columbia, he co-founded Comedy House, a residential community dedicated to combating stress culture on campus. He also served as vice president and senior advisor to the Columbia Muslim Student Association, and was a John Jay Scholar.