Dr. Jaideep Srivastava

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Why QCRI? A question I asked myself when first invited to visit. My career path has been one of trying out new things, taking a direction very different from the one before, experiencing the new – cultures, challenges, opportunities. I was looking for the ‘next big thing’ to try. Once I visited here, the question became ‘Why not QCRI?’ And, when I was offered the opportunity to head Social Computing, my reaction was ‘Wow, QCRI!’

Research Focus at QCRI

Jaideep Srivastava is the Research Director for the Social Computing group at QCRI. As a recognized expert in the areas of Web Mining, Social Analytics, and Health Analytics, Jaideep works closely with the research groups across QCRI, using his expertise and management skills to develop solutions that specifically address social challenges and problems that impact Qatar, the region and the world.

Previous Experience

Prior to joining QCRI, Jaideep was a Professor within the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Additionally, he has held distinguished professorships at Heilongjiang University and Wuhan University, China. On top of Jaideep’s significant experience in academia, he has a wealth of experience in industry, in both consulting and executive roles. He has led a data mining team at Amazon.com, built a data analytics department at Yodlee, and served as the Chief Technology Officer for Persistent Systems. He has also provided technology and strategy advice to Cargill, United Technologies, IBM, Honeywell, KPMG, 3M, TCS, and Eaton. Jaideep is the Co-Founder and CTO of Ninja Metrics, which brings his research in social analytics to the commercial world. Moreover, he is Adviser and Chief Scientist of CogCubed, an innovative company whose goal is to revolutionize the diagnosis and therapy of cognitive disorders through the use of online games. He has also held advisory positions with the State of Minnesota, and the State of Maharashtra, India. Jaideep’s research has been supported by a broad range of government agencies, including NSF, NASA, ARDA, DARPA, IARPA, NIH, CDC, US Army, US Air Force, and MNDoT; and industries, including IBM, United Technologies, Eaton, Honeywell, Cargill, Allina and Huawei.

Jaideep is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), has been an IEEE Distinguished Visitor, and is a Distinguished Fellow of Allina’s Center for Healthcare Innovation. He has been awarded the Distinguished Research Contributions Award of the PAKDD, for his lifetime contributions to the field of data mining.

Jaideep has delivered over 170 invited talks in over 30 countries, including more than a dozen keynote addresses at major international conferences. He has authored or co-authored over 340 papers in journals and conferences, and filed 8 patents. Six of his papers have won best paper awards.

He has a Bachelors of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India, and MS and PhD degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

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