March 26, 2021

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Advanced digital technologies are now commonly used to make key decisions about issues that impact us all.  SolarWinds, the opioid crisis, presidential elections, and coronavirus are just a few of the many cases where government agencies have had to use data, cyber tools, and advanced analytics.  In this event, Mohammad Manzari (Courant, MS ‘15) and Samir Khakimov (Courant, MS ‘14), discussed these topics and their experiences working at Deloitte’s Government and Public Services. They shared the rewards and challenges of working in the public sector, and advised students on the diverse career paths that exist at the intersection of government and technology.  This event also included a discussion of graduate scholarships and fellowship opportunities for students who are interested in applications of AI and cybersecurity in the public sector.

*Lunch was provided to those who attended. This workshop was open to NYU DC Students.


Samir Khakimov

Samir Khakimov

Samir Khakimov is a security engineer and a data scientist within Deloitte’s Cyber Risk offering in the government sector. His current projects are with agencies in the civilian sector where he’s applying advanced analytics to solve hard security problems. Prior to Deloitte, he was at a think tank which advised the government and the White House on science and technology policy issues. He holds an M.S. in Mathematics from NYU Courant and B.A. degree in Mathematics and Finance from Baruch College.

Mohammad Manzari

Mohammad Manzari

Mohammad Manzari is a mathematician and data scientist supporting Deloitte's Government & Public Services, where he builds AI-enabled tools to assist populations at risk of chronic disease (like opioid use disorder.) Prior to joining Deloitte, Mohammad received his M.S. in Mathematics at NYU Courant and B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland.