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Title: Big Data for the Common Good: Being a Dataologist
Prof. Nitesh Chawla, University of Notre Dame
Date & Time: February 17, 2015 16:00
Venue: Lecture Hall, B Block, 03rd Floor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Kanwal Rekhi (KReSIT) Building
Abstract:
In this talk, I will discuss our research in leveraging data for the common good. I will provide an overview of different research initiatives in my research program that big societal challenges, but focus on our research initiative in patient-centered outcomes and population health management. Faced with unsustainable costs and enormous amounts of under-utilized data, health care needs more efficient practices, research, and tools to harness the full benefits of personal health and healthcare-related data. To that end, I will discuss a patient-centered population health management framework that can help us move from insufficient healthcare to abundant. I will also review our various pilots that are in play at various partner healthcare organizations and schools. This talk is part of the IITB Healthcare Consortium Seminar Series.
Speaker Profile:
Nitesh Chawla, PhD, is the Frank Freimann Collegiate Chair of Engineering and Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Notre Dame. He directs the Notre Dame Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science (iCeNSA), which is at the frontier of network and data science (Big Data). He also directs the Data Inference Analytics and Learning Lab (DIAL) at Notre Dame. He started his tenure-track position at Notre Dame in 2007, and was tenured and promoted in 2011 and recognized with the Frank Freimann Collegiate Chair in 2012. A prolific and award-winning scholar, Prof. Chawla has brought in over $18M of external research funding to Notre Dame and published over 150 papers. His work has received and been nominated for a number of best paper awards, and has been recognized by various publications and avenues. He is the recipient of the 2015 IEEE CIS Outstanding Early Career Award. He received the IBM Watson Faculty Award in 2012, and the IBM Big Data and Analytics Faculty Award in 2013. He was also highlighted as IBM Big Data and Analytics Hero in 2014. He is the recipient of the National Academy of Engineering New Faculty Fellowship. He received the Outstanding Teacher Award in Computer Science and Engineering in 2008 and 2011. In recognition of the societal impact of his research, he was recognized with the Rodney Ganey Award and Michiana 40 Under 40 honor. He serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals and organization/program committees of various top-tier conferences. He is also the director of ND-GAIN Index, Fellow of the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, Fellow of the Institute of Asia and Asian Studies, and Fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame. He is a co-founder of Aunalytics, Inc., a big data analytics start-up.
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