Shankar is the CTO and Co-Founder of TrustLab, where he leads the technology strategy to achieve TrustLab's vision of a healthy and safe internet, with empowered users and trusted platforms. Prior to that, he was a Distinguished Engineer at Google, leading the team responsible for Brand Safety and Suitability on Youtube, helping the team successfully navigate Youtube’s monetization crisis in 2017. He received his B.S. (B. Tech.) from IIT Madras and PhD from Stanford.