Palantir Hands-On Problem Solving Event

Palantir Hands-On Problem Solving Event
Speaker: Aaron Sekhri, Philanthropic Engineer
Date: October 4, 2017
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Gates Building, Room 104
Dinner will be served!

Abstract:
Solving Real-World Problems With Palantir

Today’s critical institutions don’t just protect public safety or provide vital goods and services—they also deal with astonishing amounts of data. At Palantir, we build software that lets organizations integrate and analyze their data to solve problems they couldn’t before. For example, we’re helping our customers combat terrorism at home and abroad, investigate and prosecute financial fraud rings, offer more credit to retail banking customers, manufacture products faster and more safely, and fight violent crime in the world’s great cities. And we’re just getting started.

Come join us at our hands-on problem solving event and learn from full-time engineers about how we approach these problems. We’ll explore real-world examples similar to those mentioned above and challenge you to come up with solutions.

Bio:
Aaron graduated from Stanford University with a degree in Symbolic Systems in 2015. He’s been a deployment strategist at Palantir since then. He’s worked on a number of projects in a variety of areas, from healthcare and provider performance, to humanitarian assistance, to illicit threats monitoring. Aaron currently is working on supply chain analysis and optimization at a large, multilateral aid organization through the Palantir Philanthropy team.

Date: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
location: 
Gates Computer Science, 353 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, USA