Naren Ramakrishnan is the Thomas L. Phillips Professor of Engineering in the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech. He is also the director of the Discovery Analytics Center. He received his Ph.D. in computer sciences from Purdue University.
His research interests include mining scientific datasets in domains such as systems biology, neuroscience, sustainability, and intelligence analysis. His work has been featured in the National Institutes of Health outreach publication Biomedical Computation Review, the National Science Foundation’s Discoveries series, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Smithsonian Magazine, Popular Science, Slate magazine, and in the ACM Technews 12 times.
He serves on the editorial boards of IEEE Computer, ACM Transactions on Knowledge Discovery from Data, Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, and numerous other journals. He has served as both program chair and general chair of the IEEE International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM). He was invited to co-organize the NAE Frontiers of Engineering symposium in 2009.
Naren Ramakrishnan's Timeline
Received an NSF CAREER grant
Dean's awards for teaching excellence
Included in "40 under 40" for Computerworld's innovative IT people to watch
Named ACM Distinguished Scientist
Received HP Labs innovation award
Included in "40 under 40" for Purdue University's list of distinguished alumni
Dean's awards for research excellence
Received Virginia Tech's Alumni award for research excellence - the highest research award given at the university