Hi! I'm Erik
I'm an engineering leader with professional experiences ranging from Google, Microsoft Research and NASA, to leading engineering at a startup that was acquired by LinkedIn and then Microsoft for $225 million in just over 3 years.
I specialize in building and growing engineering teams and organizations, focused on turning massive amounts of data into actionable insights and "magic" products using machine learning and artificial intelligence. I also co-founded C3 Ventures, focused on funding early-stage tech startups.
Head of Machine Learning, LinkedIn Talent Solutions
2016 – Present
Erik's team builds the logic behind the world's biggest AI-based B2B product.
VP Engineering, Connectifier
2012 - 2016
Erik built the engineering team that built Connectifier, a recruiting product that was acquired by LinkedIn and then Microsoft in 2016 for $225 million.
Founder and Partner, C3 Ventures
2017 – Present
The founders of Connectifier jointly invest in early-stage tech startups. C3 Ventures
CS Graduate Research @ UCSD
Specialization: Internet Security
Research: Google Scholar publications
BS Computer Science @ UCSD
Major: Computer Science
Teaching Assistant for: Compilers, Operating Systems, Assembly, Computer Architecture & more
Investing in early-stage startups
Connectifier's founding team is investing back in the startup community through early-stage tech funding.
Giving back to the UCSD CSE community
The UC San Diego Computer Science and Engineering Department is the only department at the university with its own Alumni Advisory Board (member list), separate from the school's alumni association. That's because the Computer Science community is passionate about paying forward all of the great education, support and career guidance we got while we were at UCSD CSE.
Erik Buchanan presents LinkedIn's AI Academy at MIT Technology Review's Emtech Next conference
June 12, 2019
LinkedIn Recruiter powered by AI
LinkedIn Recruiter is the world's biggest AI-based B2B product.
LinkedIn acquires Connectifier
February 4, 2016