Dr. Sanjay Chawla

Research Director
Data Analytics

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QCRI provides an ideal environment to conduct high-impact research which can transcend disciplinary boundaries.

Research Focus at QCRI

Sanjay Chawla is Research Director of QCRI’s Data Analytics Group. 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.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining QCRI, Sanjay was a Professor in the Faculty of Engineering and IT at the University of Sydney. From 2008-2011, he also served as the Head (Department Chair) of the School of Information Technologies. Additionally, Sanjay was an academic visitor at Yahoo! Research in 2012.

Sanjay’s work has been recognized by several best paper awards, including in leading conferences such as SIAM International Conference in Data Mining (2006) and IEEE International Conference in Data Mining (2010). He is a co-author on a popular text in spatial database management systems: “Spatial Databases: A Tour,” which has been translated into Chinese and Russian.

Sanjay serves on the Editorial Boards of IEEE TKDE and DMKD Journal, and served previously as PC Chair of PAKDD (2012).  

He received his PhD from the University of Tennessee (USA) in 1995.

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Selected Research

  • On Integrated Clustering and Outlier Detection. NIPS 2014. Lionel Ott, Linsey Pang, Fabio Ramos, Sanjay Chawla.
  • Sleep Analytics and the Online Selective Anomaly Detection. SIGKDD 2014. Tara Babaie, Sanjay Chawla and Romesh Abeysuria.
  • On Sparse Feature Attack in Adversarial Learning. IEEE ICDM 2014. Fei Wang, Wei Liu and Sanjay Chawla
  • On the Statistical Consistency of Algorithms for Binary Classification under Class Imbalance.  ICML 2013. Aditya Menon, Harikrishna Narasimhan, Shivani Agarwal and Sanjay Chawla

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