Nitesh Chawla

Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, and Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science, University of Notre Dame


Nitesh Chawla is the Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, and director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science (iCeNSA), which is at the frontier of network and data science (Big Data) with a strong multidisciplinary focus. He has received numerous awards for research, scholarship and teaching. He is the recipient of the 2015 IEEE CIS Outstanding Early Career Award for 2015.  He received the IBM Watson Faculty Award in 2012, and the IBM Big Data and Analytics Faculty Award in 2013. He received the National Academy of Engineering New Faculty Fellowship. In recognition of the societal and community driven impact of his research, he was recognized with the Rodney Ganey Award in 2014 and Michiana 40 Under 40 in 2013. He is a two-time recipient of Outstanding Teaching Award in Computer Science and Engineering at Notre Dame. He has also received and nominated for a number of best paper awards. He serves on editorial boards of a number of journals and organization/program committees of top-tier conferences. He is also the director of ND-GAIN Index, Fellow of the Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values, Fellow of the Institute of Asia and Asian Studies, and Fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at  Notre Dame.