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Hamdan
Azhar
Chief Scientist
Zap foundation
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Hamdan is the chief scientist at Zap and one of the founding members of Bitcoin Center NYC. A former data scientist at Facebook, Hamdan is the founder of PRISMOJI, a data journalism laboratory whose work has been featured in outlets around the world, including VICE, Forbes, and the Huffington Post. He is also the recipient of the 2017 Knight Foundation Prototype Fund Grant which recognizes the most promising early-stage innovations in media and technology. At Facebook, Hamdan designed experiments to measure the effectiveness of Facebook ads. Prior to that, he served as the national statistician on Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign. Hamdan earned his BS in economics from Penn State, his MS in biostatistics from the University of Michigan, and spent one year in the PhD program in neuroscience at the University of Chicago. Hamdan has delivered invited talks at conferences around the world, including at the Open Data Science Conference, Newsgeist, the Belarus Blockchain Conference, and

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