Umesh Shankar is a Principal Engineer based in New York, focusing on security and privacy. He created and continues to lead the Data Protection effort at Google, building scalable security infrastructure to keep users' data safe across Google's products and on Google Cloud Platform.

Umesh has an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an AB in Computer Science from Harvard University.

He is an avid soccer player, clarinetist, and mixologist.