Dean's Seminar Series: Professor Nitesh Chawla

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Event Details

3 Oct 2018 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
L4, Green Chemical Futures (Room 401-403), 13 Rainforest Walk, Clayton Campus, Video Conference to H7.84 Caulfield Campus
IT research seminars


Driving innovation and advancing the common good


Nitesh Chawla

Professor Jon Whittle, the Dean of the Faculty of IT, is delighted to invite you to attend the Monash Dean’s seminar series. At this preeminent event, you will hear from Professor Nitesh Chawla - a self-proclaimed ‘dataologist’.

Attend this event if you would like to:

  • Hear the latest advances in data science and machine learning
  • Discover how big data is driving personalised healthcare, wellness programs and patient-centred care
  • Foster a data-driven culture and thinking to create impact

In his presentation, Professor Chawla will discuss how Data Science is presenting unparalleled opportunities made possible by major methodological and computational advances, the increasing availability of big data and demand for Data Scientists.

Register now to network with Monash researchers, alumni, and industry partners and be a game changer.

12.45pm registration for a 1pm start.

"True impact is beyond a research publication. Innovation is not just about technology; it is about people." Professor Nitesh Chawla.

Speaker bio

Nitesh Chawla is the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, and director of the Interdisciplinary Research Center on Network and Data Sciences at the University of Notre Dame. He started his tenure-track career at Notre Dame in 2007 and quickly advanced from assistant professor to the chaired full professor position in 2016. He has brought in over $28M USD in research funding. He has published over 200 papers with more than 17,000 citations and an H-index of 50. He is the recipient of several awards and honours, including the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society Outstanding Early Career Award, the IBM Watson Faculty Award, the IBM Big Data and Analytics Faculty Award, National Academy of Engineering New Faculty Fellowship, and Outstanding Teaching Award (twice). In addition, several papers from his group have received best paper nominations and awards, and his students have also received notable honours like KDD Outstanding Dissertation Runner-Up, Silver Medal for Best Student Research at ACM Grace Hopper Conference. In recognition of the societal and community-driven impact of his research, he was recognised with the Rodney F. Ganey Award and Michiana 40 Under 40. He is a Fellow of the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, Fellow of the Kellogg Institute of International Studies, and Fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame. He is the founder of Aunalytics, Inc, a data science software and solutions company.

Event Contact

Marketing, Faculty of IT