Challenges in Big Data Analytics and Social Intelligence at 4C Insights

Alok Choudhary (4C Insights, Northwestern University)

Bio: Dr. Alok Choudhary, 4C's Founder and Chief Scientist, is the former head of computer science and engineering at Northwestern University. He has graduated more than 35 PhDs! He is the founding director of the Center for Ultra-scale Computing and Information Security (CUCIS), which involves several schools, National Labs and universities. Dr. Choudhary is a fellow of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), fellow of the ACM (Association of Computing Machinery) and a fellow of the AAAS (American Academy of Advancement of Science). He is the recipient of prestigious National Science Foundation's Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1993. He has also received an IEEE Engineering Foundation award, an IBM Faculty Development award, an Intel Research Council award, and in 2004. In 2006 he received the first award for "Excellence in Research, Teaching and Service" from the McCormick School of Engineering. He has consulted for many companies including Publicis Group, Southwest, Intel, IBM, SPSS, Teradata, ZS Associates, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, Newsbank, Sony, Portland Group, Lucent, Oliver Weinmen, and Netezza. He has served on the board or TABs of many companies. Alok Choudhary’s work has appeared New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Telegraph, The Investor Business Daily, ABC, PBS and many international media outlets all over the world. He regularly speaks at many international conferences including giving keynote talks. He recently gave a plenary talk on "Big Data + Big Compute", at SC 2013, one of largest conferences and trade shows in CS and Supercomputing attended by more than 10K people. Over the past year he has given keynote talks at EuroPar 2013, International conference on Cloud and Grid Computing, International Exascale Workshop, International Conference on High Performance Computing, DOE conferences on Computational Science and others.