Nitesh Chawla is the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, and Director of the Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society at the University of Notre Dame. He started his tenure-track career at Notre Dame in 2007, and quickly advanced from assistant professor to a chaired full professor position in nine years. He is the recipient of several awards and honors including the Outstanding Dissertation Award, NIPS Classification Challenge Award, IEEE CIS Outstanding Early Career Award, the IBM Watson Faculty Award, the IBM Big Data and Analytics Faculty Award, the National Academy of Engineering New Faculty Fellowship, and 1st Source Bank Technology Commercialization Award. He is also a twice recipient of Outstanding Teaching Award at Notre Dame.
His papers have received several outstanding paper nominations and awards at top conferences and journals, including featured on journal cover pages. In addition, his students are also recipient of several honors and awards, with some of the recent honors including a runner up for the Outstanding Dissertation Award at KDD’17 and the second-best research award at the ACM Student Research Competition at Grace Hopper Conference, 2017. In recognition of the societal and impact of his research, he was recognized with the Rodney Ganey Award and Michiana 40 Under 40.
He is founder of Aunalytics, a data science software and solutions company.