Sarfraz is a former data scientist who develops data infrastructure, data platforms, and analytics capabilities, most recently at Apple Maps. Previously, he focused on the development of an industry-leading digital attribution solution with the LA-based marketing analytics startup MarketShare. During his time at Microsoft, Sarfraz was part of the early team building Cosmos DB and behavioral analytics platforms for Bing, which ultimately form the building blocks for Microsoft Azure, Cortana. He holds an MS in computer science and information retrieval from Columbia University. Aside from engineering, Sarfraz is passionate about Hindustani music and is a trained vocalist in Indian classical music.
I’m most excited to work on projects that… leverage data to build intelligent products resulting in a positive social impact.
I’m looking for partners that can help me… stay inspired to continuously learn and bring about meaningful impact in this world.
A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… listening to Satya Nadella lay out the plans for Bing, well before he became the CEO.
Innovations in my field I’m most excited to work on… relate to AI that enables a gradual evolution in the job market to a more positive and fulfilling experience for the workforce of the future.