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Quantcast Employee Spotlight – May 2015

One of the best parts about working at Quantcast is the amazingly intelligent, friendly and eclectic group of people we’re privileged to call coworkers. In the spirit of celebrating our unique culture and the individuals that contribute to it, each month we’ll profile an outstanding Quantcast employee you should know. Up first? Gaurav Chandalia!

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Name: Gaurav Chandalia

Title: Senior Engineering Manager

Awards: Q1 2015 Bucket o’ Cats Award – Engineering Quarterly Team Award

What is your role and how long have you been working at Quantcast?

I lead the performance-based ad targeting product team. We build and operate the real-time prediction systems that power our advertising products. I’ve been at Quantcast for almost 5 years.

What is your favorite part of working at Quantcast?

I would say being surrounded by great people over the years and a part of building a successful product. It’s been a great learning experience personally to work on challenging problems and see the company grow to new heights every year.

What is the most challenging project you’ve worked on at Quantcast?

Quantcast makes millions of real-time decisions every second to reach the most relevant audiences on behalf of our advertisers. The most challenging project was a while ago to revamp the technology used to make these real-time decisions. Our goals were to handle more transactions per second – while at the same time processing more data in real-time than ever before and improving the relevancy of our models to target the right audience at the right time.

What is your favorite QC snack?

Sriracha cashews are awesome!

What are your favorite hobbies?

Hiking and reading books. If only I could combine these activities without stumbling over…

 

Check in next month for another look into the life of a Quantcaster with the Quantcast Employee Spotlight!

Posted by Capri Mali LaRocca, Marketing Communications Associate