Academic Programs

Lauri Kanerva is the Research Management Lead at Facebook. He serves as the in-house adviser to executives and researchers regarding research oversight. Lauri manages the Research Review process and participates in research and policy advisory committees; coordinates Facebook’s research activities, particularly those involving partnerships with external organizations; and monitors compliance with Facebook’s internal policies. Before joining Facebook, Lauri spent 10 years running the non-medical IRB at Stanford University. Lauri has a degree in physical therapy from the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Master’s Degree in Sports Science from SFSU, and an MBA from USF.