Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering
Nitesh Chawla, the Frank M. Freimann Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, also serves as the Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications (iCeNSA), which is a University Research Institute organized around network and data science with multi-disciplinary applications. In addition, he is the director of the Data Inference Analytics and Learning Lab (DIAL) in computer science and engineering.
Professor Chawla’s research is focused on machine learning, data mining, and network science, and is at the frontier of interdisciplinary applications with innovative work in healthcare analytics, social networks, analytics, and climate/ environmental sciences.
Professor Chawla is the recipient of multiple awards for research and teaching innovation, including several outstanding teacher awards, a National Academy of Engineers New Faculty Fellowship, and a number of best paper nominations and awards. He is a recipient of the 2012 IBM Watson Faculty Award. He also serves on a number of editorial boards and program committees of several top-tier conferences.
Created in 2013 with the earnings from the Frank M. Freimann Collegiate Professor of Civil Engineering and Geological Sciences, this fund supports a professor of engineering. The original gift was made through the Freimann Charitable Trust, in honor of Frank Freimann, a pioneer of the electronics industry and former chief executive officer of Magnavox.