Nitesh Chawla

Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Director, Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society

February 21, 2019; Nitesh Chawla (Photo by Barbara Johnston/University of Notre Dame)

College of Engineering

Nitesh Chawla is an expert in artificial intelligence, data science, and network science. He is motivated by the question of how technology can advance the common good through interdisciplinary research.

He is the founding director of the Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society, an interdisciplinary hub for data science programs committed to using the power of data and innovation as a force for good.

Chawla is the recipient of multiple awards for research and teaching innovation including Outstanding Teacher Awards at Notre Dame, a National Academy of Engineers New Faculty Fellowship, and a number of best paper awards and nominations. He also is the recipient of the 2015 IEEE CIS Outstanding Early Career Award, the IBM Watson Faculty Award, the IBM Big Data and Analytics Faculty Award, and the 1st Source Bank Technology Commercialization Award.

He is the co-founder of Aunalytics(link is external), a data science software and cloud computing company.