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Chief Data Scientist
There is an art to science, and a science in art. The two are not enemies, but different aspects of the whole. - Isaac Asimov
Harsha Mokkarala was named chief data scientist of 2U, Inc. in September 2020. As chief data scientist, Mokkarala prioritizes improving the way we collect, analyze, and use data across all product offerings to drive critical decision making for students, university partners, and the business.
Mokkarala previously served as 2U’s chief revenue officer, overseeing the company’s comprehensive and data-driven marketing team and broader revenue growth, and chief marketing officer, providing a combination of analytical, technical, and marketing expertise to help drive company growth and innovation. He joined 2U in 2013 as executive vice president of marketing strategy following a successful career at Capital One, where he managed all facets of online marketing for Capital One’s credit card acquisitions group.
Mokkarala serves as the executive sponsor for 2Q, 2U’s LGBTQ and Allies Business Resource Network. He earned a Master’s in Computer Engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 2004.