Narayan currently works in a scientist role in the area of sponsored search. Prior to this, he has worked on display advertisements, targeting and user segmentation. His interests are in the areas of Machine Learning and Data Mining. He has done his B.Stat(Hons), M.Stat and PhD(CS), all from the Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, and joined Yahoo! in 2006 as part of the Data Mining and Research (DMR) team.