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Amen Ra Mashariki

Adjunct Associate Professor am8718@nyu.edu
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Dr. Amen Ra Mashariki is the City’s Chief Analytics Officer and leads the Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics (MODA). Dr. Mashariki is an accomplished leader within government, private sector and academia with experience in applying analytics solutions to complex data management challenges. He started his professional career as a software engineer at Motorola. Most recently, Dr. Mashariki served as a White House Fellow in D.C. and then became the first Chief Technology Officer at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.

Dr. Mashariki previously worked at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab as a computer scientist and research scientist where he led a team working on data mining and data fusion projects in the bioinformatics domain. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Director of Informatics at the University of Chicago’s Comprehensive Cancer Research Center and taught computer science courses at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and robotics at Northwestern University.

Dr. Mashariki holds a Doctorate of Engineering from Morgan State University, a Master of Science in Computer Science from Howard University, and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Lincoln University. He is a Brooklyn native and attended Brooklyn Tech High School.