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Benji is President – Products and Co-Founder of Trust Lab. For the past 10 years, Benji has made a name for himself as a leader and innovator in some of the industry's most prolific Trust & Safety organizations such as YouTube and TikTok. When he is not whipping Trust Lab’s products into shape he loves to snowboard. Benji has a Bachelor of International Business from Carleton and an MBA from Stanford.
Daniel is an Engineer and member of Technical Staff at Trust Lab. As a Trust & Safety Engineer at Facebook and Pinterest he developed industry leading abuse protection and legal compliance technologies He built industry wide reporting and compliance systems and worked on cutting edge bad content detection algorithms. When not fighting abuse, you can find him social distancing in Pokemon Go. Daniel received his B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics from the University of Maryland.
Sailaja is a Policy and Operations Analyst. She has deep experience as an anti-abuse analyst, quality specialist, and vendor manager from her work on Google’s Websearch Quality Team. In her free time, she enjoys helping her writer friends, brainstorm ideas for movie screenplays. Sailaja has a Masters Degree in Computer Science from the Indira Gandhi National Open University and a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, Botany, and Zoology from Andhra University.
Shankar is the CTO and Co-Founder of Trust Lab. As a former distinguished Engineer at Google, his notable accomplishments include navigating Youtube’s monetization crisis, and launching multi-billion dollar products across Search, Youtube, Display and GMail ads. His love for thought experiments made him practice social distancing even before COVID, but he balances that with family adventures. He received his B.S. (B. Tech.) from IIT Madras and PhD from Stanford.
Tom is the CEO and Co-Founder of Trust Lab. As VP of Trust & Safety at Google for 10 years, he built the global team into an industry leading user protection and abuse fighting organization. Tom is a pilot and convinced his kids to fly with him at least once. An Industrial Engineer by training he got his M.S. at the University of Technology Dresden and MBA from Stanford.
Karishma is a Trust & Safety expert with deep experience combatting online harms. She has developed products to monitor and analyze mis- and disinformation and partnered with stakeholders to counter radicalization and financial fraud. She received her Masters in International Relations from the University of Oxford and B.A. from Harvard University. When she is not working, she is either traveling the world, learning about different cultures, or planning her next adventure.
Katie works as a Business Operations Intern at Trust Lab. An entrepreneurial thinker with a love for science, Katie feels most at home using business and technology to tackle social problems. As a student in the World Bachelor in Business program at USC she learns about the world of entrepreneurship in the US, Hong Kong, and Italy. Katie loves exploring and can frequently be found hiking or baking.
Peter is Trust & Safety Policy & Compliance Lead at Trust Lab. He received his Bachelor and Master’s in Political Science and International Law in the United Kingdom and spent six years progressively building his career in Trust & Safety at YouTube. Peter worked on cutting-edge policy and legal projects, and launched two major operations in India and Germany. He loves travelling, hiking & skiing and there is no telling where Peter will live next.
As a Data Scientist Sophia uses data to predict online abuse trends at scale. Her love for the outdoors also fuels her usage of data to understand and protect nature. As a student in Biology and Computer Science at Stanford, she applies her experimental and analytical skills towards data-oriented problem-solving. In her free time, you can find her skiing or engrossed in a new baking or art project.
Wilson is an Internet Safety Analyst at Trust Lab. He is a student at Columbia University studying International Relations and has written several grants for ongoing projects. He successfuly conducted a research project on modern slavery practices and refugee migration in Mauritania. When he is not studying and working on misinformation, you can find Wilson taking pictures or wistfully planning trips for when the world goes back to normal.
Xiaolin is a Computational Social Scientist with a focus on networks and social media. Xiaolin received her B.A. (Hons) in Sociology and Mathematics from the University of Toronto and M.A. in Statistics from Harvard University. She is currently pursuing her PhD degree in Sociology at Harvard University. With her passion for data and analysis, it’s no surprise she has named her cat Monte Carlo, after the simulation method.