Brian Xu is a Starkville, Mississippi native who works as a data scientist at LinkedIn. Xu is working to turn LinkedIn’s Economic Graph data of more than 645+ million members, 20+ million open jobs, 30+ million companies, 35+ thousand skills, and 90+ thousand schools into insights and stories that help create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce. Xu produces LinkedIn’s official monthly Workforce Report, which shares hiring, migration, and skills gaps insights and is covered by prominent media outlets in conversations on the labor market and economy. Xu has also worked on numerous projects with partners like the World Bank, seeking to make LinkedIn data available to help policymakers around the world understand their workforces and make decisions.
Xu has a B.A degree in Economics and an M.A. degree in Public Policy from Stanford University. He currently resides in San Francisco, California where he enjoys coaching basketball for the Jr. Pee Wee 7-8 year old league at the local Boys and Girls Club.