Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Director of the Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society
Department: Computer Science and Engineering
Research interests: Artificial intelligence, socially engaged and responsible data science, network science
Nitesh Chawla is the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the Lucy Family Institute for Data & Society at the University of Notre Dame. His research is focused on AI, machine learning, and network science fundamentals with interdisciplinary applications that address societal problems and advance the common good.
He is the recipient of several awards and honors including several best paper nominations and awards, the NeurIPS Classification Challenge Award, the 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, outstanding teaching awards, and the 1st Source Bank Technology Commercialization Award. His students have also received several honors and awards for their dissertation research. In recognition of the societal impact of his research, he was recognized with the Rodney F. Ganey Award and Michiana 40 Under 40. He is co-founder of Aunalytics, a data science software and solutions company.