Dave Sahota

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Lecturer, Masters Program in Computer Science

  • Senior Data Scientist, Facebook

Email: dsahota@uchicago.edu


Dave Sahota is a Senior Data Scientist at Facebook.

Prior to this, he was a Lead Quantitative Researcher at Morningstar, an Investments Associate at EquiTrust Life Insurance Company, and Head of Risk Management at a proprietary trading firm.

Dr. Sahota has a PhD in Mathematics, an MBA from Chicago Booth, and is an alumnus of the MPCS.  Prior to joining the department, he was a TA for multiple MPCS classes, and has taught mathematics at several Chicago area universities and colleges.


  • Quantitative Finance
  • Data Science


  • MS, Computer Science, University of Chicago, 2019
  • MBA, Chicago Booth School of Business, 2019
  • PhD, Mathematics, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2013