Prakhar Mehrotra is currently Head of Data Science, leading researchers in the Strategic Finance team at Uber. His research group focuses on forecasting, optimization and building simulations to better understand network effects in a marketplace. Prior to Uber, he was Sr. Quantitative Analyst at Twitter as part of Sales and Monetization team working on building forecasting algorithms to predict revenue. He has a graduate degree in Aeronautics from California Institute of Technology, Pasadena and from Ecole Polytechnique, Paris. He is an avid R user and is huge proponent of advancing the adoption of language into main stream users.