Headshot of Umer Farooq
Headshot of Umer Farooq


Umer Farooq

Director of Research for Integrity, Support, and Security

As the Director of Research for Integrity at Meta, including our family of apps (Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp), I lead a global research organization that enables people and small businesses around the world to express themselves and realize economic opportunity on our platform, while working to keep them safe.

Previously, I was the Head of Research for Messenger. Prior to Meta, I led the Cloud and Xbox research teams at Microsoft. Before joining industry, I received a Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction (USA) and B.S. in Computer Science (Pakistan).


As a human scientist, I'm all about insights.