Ankur Teredesai

Ankur M. Teredesai is a Professor of Computer Science & Systems at the Institute of Technology, University of Washington Tacoma. His research spans data science with its applications for societal impact and social good.

Apart from his academic appointments at RIT and the University of Washington Tacoma, Teredesai has significant industry experience, having held various positions at C-DAC Pune, Microsoft, IBM T.J. Watson Labs, and a variety of technology startups. He has published over 70 papers on data mining and machine learning, has managed large teams of data scientists and engineers, and deployed numerous data science solutions from internet advertising, social networks, handwritten zip code recognizers, to his current focus on healthcare analytics. His recent applied research contributions include cost and risk prediction for readmission due to chronic conditions such as heart failure. Other applications of his work have enabled trust-enhanced recommendations, distributed data mining algorithms for big data, novelty detection in video, and link-analysis.

He heads the Center for Data Science, and serves as the Information Officer for ACM SIGKDD (Special Interest Group in Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining). He is currently an associate editor for ACM SIGKDD Explorations and IEEE Transactions on Big Data and serves on program committees of major international conferences in data mining, machine learning, and related areas.

Ankur is an active advocate for women and non-traditional students to consider computing careers. He serves as the graduate program coordinator (GPC) for MS in Computer Science and Systems, and is the co-founder of the Information Technology degree program at University of Washington Tacoma.