CSE Seminar

Computing and AI: Traversing the Journey from Innovation to Convergence to Translation

Nitesh ChawlaFrank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of Notre Dame
3725 Beyster BuildingMap

Abstract:  This presentation will focus on the pivotal role of computing, including AI, in driving significant advancements, fostering multidisciplinary collaborations, and creating opportunities for societal impact. I will showcase our contributions to machine learning, with a special focus on graph-learning and addressing challenges in imbalanced data. I will also highlight our innovation journey that encapsulates both the opportunities and challenges inherent in harnessing the full potential of artificial intelligence and computing for societal benefit. Additionally, I will highlight our educational endeavors, emphasizing experiential learning and interdisciplinary approaches as fundamental elements of the student experience.

Bio:  Nitesh Chawla is the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering and the Founding Director of the Lucy Family Institute for Data and Society at University of Notre Dame. His research is focused on artificial intelligence, data science, and network science, and is motivated by the question of how technology can advance the common good through convergence. He has published more than 300 papers, accumulating over 59,000 citations and an h-index of 80. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM). He is the recipient of multiple awards including National Academy of Engineers New Faculty Fellowship, IEEE CIS Outstanding Early Career Award, Rodney F. Ganey Community Impact Award, IBM Big Data & Analytics Faculty Award, IBM Watson Faculty Award, and the 1st Source Bank Technology Commercialization Award. He is co-founder of Aunalytics, a data science software and cloud computing company.


Cindy Estell

Faculty Host

Ben Kuipers