Hamdan Azhar is a data scientist, journalist, and the founder of PRISMOJI. He previously worked in ads research at Facebook where he designed experiments to measure the effectiveness of Facebook ads. Prior to that, he was the national statistician on Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign. Hamdan's writings on data and society, drone culture, and religion in America have been published in Forbes, VICE, The Washington Post, and The Christian Science Monitor. In June 2017 he was named a winner of the Knight Foundation Prototype Fund Grant which recognizes the most promising early-stage innovations in media and technology. Hamdan holds a master’s degree in biostatistics from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor’s in economics from Penn State.