Dr. Sanjay Chawla
Research Director of the Data Analytics Department at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI)
Dr. Sanjay Chawla is the research director of the Data Analytics department at the Qatar Computing Research Institute (QCRI), under Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU). His research is in data mining and machine learning with a specialization in spatio-temporal data mining, outlier detection, class imbalanced classification, and adversarial learning.
Prior to joining QCRI, Dr. Chawla was a professor in the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney. From 2008-2011, he served as the head of the School of Information Technologies. He was an academic visitor at Yahoo! Research in 2012.
Dr. Chawla's work has been recognized with several awards in leading conferences, including SIAM International Conference in Data Mining (2006) and IEEE International Conference in Data Mining (2010). He is a co-author on “Spatial Databases: A Tour,” a popular text in spatial database management systems which has been translated to Chinese and Russian. Dr. Chawla serves on the Editorial Boards of IEEE TKDE and DMKD Journal and served previously as PC Chair of PAKDD (2012).
Dr. Chalwa received his PhD from the University of Tennessee, USA.