Soups Ranjan is a seasoned data-scientist and software engineer with 10+ years of experience in two diverse areas: Ads (Local, Mobile and Social Media) and Cyber Security. He has applied his data science expertise with proven results in a variety of problems such as: Ad Click-Through Rate Prediction, Real-Time Bidding (RTB) Strategies, Click Fraud Detection, Social Media Spam Detection, Network Security, Anomaly Detection and Network Traffic Analysis.
He has led teams of scientists and engineers towards building several successful products end-to-end from concept to development:
He is a regular speaker at IEEE/ACM conferences, industry events and meet-ups on Data Science and Network Security.
He's passionate about how ambient location sensing can improve our lives, and has developed a popular expense reporting Android app called Ginger.ly that ties your purchases to a location.
In his spare time, he enjoys digital photography and exploring Tilden park in Berkeley with his son and wife. He blogs occasionally covering complex technical, social and legal issues around cyber-security. He can be contacted at soups.ranjan AT gmail DOT com.
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Magazine and Notable Blog Articles
"Data Science at Flurry", Flurry Blog, Aug, 2013
"Bots to Blame for Amazon Outages?", The Register, June 9, 2008
"Is a New Video Service Derailing Amazon.com?", New York Times blog, June 9, 2008
"When Bots Don't Care or Don't Know Enough to", Dark Reading, April 30, 2008
Who’s Who among American Universities and Colleges 2002