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Leveraging the Data Sciences: Biographies

Ramayya Krishnan, Dean of the H. John Heinz III College and William W. and Ruth F. Cooper Professor of Management Science and Information Systems, Carnegie Mellon University

Ramayya Krishnan is the Dean of Heinz College. He holds the John Heinz III Deanship and is the W. W. Cooper and Ruth F. Cooper Professor of Management Science and Information Systems at Carnegie Mellon University. He has a B. Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, a M.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research and a PhD in Management Science and Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin. He is an International Research Fellow of the International Center for Electronic Commerce in Korea and a Visiting Scientist at the Institute for Information Systems at Humboldt University (Germany). He was a founding faculty member of the Information Systems Management program.

Since being appointed Dean, Krishnan has been instrumental in helping create two externally funded research centers at Heinz College, the Center for the Future of Work and the iLab Living Analytics Research Center. He directs the iLab and is the founding director of the Center for the Future of Work.

Krishnan was recently named a Fellow of the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS). The INFORMS Fellow Award recognizes distinguished individuals who have demonstrated outstanding and exceptional accomplishments and experience in operations research and the management sciences.

His current research projects investigate risk management in business process design and in information security, social network analysis in settings ranging from call data records to knowledge sharing communities, consumer behavior in e-business settings and the design of policies that take into account the competing needs of promoting data access and protecting privacy. He has published widely on these topics.

Krishnan’s teaching interests lie at the interface of technology, business and policy aspects of internet-enabled systems He has taught courses on e-business and telecommunications management, and led the creation of a capstone course – digital transformation – that integrates the technological and managerial aspects of information systems. He is the recipient of the General Motors (GM) Technical Education Program Outstanding Distance Learning Faculty Award, which honors a professor for demonstrating excellence in distance learning education. He is a recipient of the Martcia Wade Teaching Award and been the recipient twice of the Teaching Award for the Heinz College’s IT programs. He has taught in numerous executive education programs and is an expert on the use of IT to both create and capture value for organizations.

He has served as Department Editor for Information Systems at Management Science and recently led the search for the new Editor in Chief at Information Systems Research. He is the past president of the INFORMS Information Systems Society and the INFORMS Computing Society.
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Yuichiro Anzai, President, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Yuichiro Anzai has been President of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) since October 2011. Established in 1932 as the representative government-supported research funding agency for supporting basic research in all of the academic fields, JSPS set up the Global Science Information Center in April 2013 for investigating how to maintain and use a large volume of academic data to develop research funding policy.

Anzai is engaged also in various services, notably as a member of the Council for Science and Technology, and as the Chair for the University Council of the Central Council for Education. His past public contribution includes Member of the Science Council, President of the Association for Pacific Rim Universities, President of the Information Processing Society of Japan, and President of the Japanese Cognitive Science Society.

After receiving a Ph.D. in 1974 from Keio University, Anzai stayed at Carnegie Mellon University for three years, as a post-doc (1976-78) and visiting assistant professor (1981-82), doing research on human and machine learning at the Department of Psychology and School of Computer Science. His work with Herbert Simon on ‘learning by doing’ done in Pittsburgh in late 1970’s has long been influential in cognitive science and artificial intelligence. Anzai became a professor of computer science at Keio University in 1988, and then spent eight years as Dean of the School of Science Technology (1993-2001). He then spent eight years as President of Keio University (2001-09), a private university in Tokyo with the longest history of modern higher education in Japan.

Anzai has been working on human-robot interaction and human learning processes, and published numerous academic articles and books, including Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning (Morgan Kaufmann, 1992), Concepts and Characteristics of Knowledge-based Systems (co-ed, North-Holland, 1990), and Symbiosis of Human and Artifact Vols. 1 and 2 (co-ed, North-Holland 1995).

Anuj Dhanda, Sr. Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Giant Eagle, Inc.

Anuj Dhanda was recently appointed Chief Information Officer of Giant Eagle Inc. In this role, he is responsible for the firm’s information technology including application development and support, strategic initiatives, corporate infrastructure and architecture. Giant Eagle is ranked 29 on Forbes magazine’s largest private corporations list and is one of the nation’s largest food retailers and distributors with $10 billion in annual sales and over 400 supermarkets, and fuel and convenience stores throughout western Pennsylvania, north central Ohio, northern West Virginia and Maryland.

Prior to joining Giant Eagle, Dhanda served as the Chief Information Officer for The PNC Financial Services Group. In his 18 years at PNC, Dhanda led a number of business and technology functions leading to his appointment as the PNC Bank CIO in 2005 and the PNC Financial Services Group CIO in 2008.

Dhanda also worked at JPMorgan Chase (formerly Chemical) for six years, where he was Senior Vice President with marketing and strategic planning accountabilities for the Consumer Banking group in New Jersey. Prior to that, he was the Senior Planning Officer in the Technology & Operations Division.

Dhanda serves on the board for Carnegie Museum of Art and is a member of the Advisory Board of Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science. In recent years, he has also served as the Chairman of the Board of the Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art, member of the BITS Executive board and the board for United Way of Allegheny County.

Dhanda received his Ph.D. in Management (Finance) and MBA from Rutgers University, New Jersey and his undergraduate degree at University of New Delhi, India.

Stephen Fienberg, Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science, Carnegie Mellon University

Stephen E. Fienberg is Maurice Falk University Professor of Statistics and Social Science at Carnegie Mellon University and co-director of the Living Analytics Research Centre (LARC), with appointments in the Department of Statistics, the Machine Learning Department, Heinz College, the Center for Human Rights Science, and Cylab.

A Carnegie Mellon faculty member since 1980, he has also served as head of the Department of Statistics and Dean of the (Dietrich) College of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Applied Statistics and of the online Journal of Privacy and Confidentiality, and editor of Annual Reviews of Statistics and its Application, which will appear in 2014 for the first time. His research includes the development of statistical methods, especially tools for categorical data analysis and the analysis of network data. His work on confidentiality and privacy protection addresses issues that are especially relevant in applications of data science.

Fienberg is the author or editor of over 20 books and 500 papers and related publications. His two books on categorical data analysis are Citation Classics. He is a member of the U. S. National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Academy of Political and Social Science.

Andrew Moore, Vice President of Engineering, Google

Andrew Moore is the Site Director for Google Pittsburgh and an Engineering Lead for Google’s efforts in Ads. Google Pittsburgh is an engineering office with responsibilities for the core machine learning and systems technology behind many of Google’s advertising quality systems. It is also the home of the numerical and statistical approaches for Google Shopping. Prior to joining Google in January 2006, Andrew was a Professor of Robotics and Computer Science at the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University. Andrew began his career writing video games for an obscure British personal computer. He rapidly became a thousandaire and retired to academia, where he received a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 1991. He researched robot learning as a Post-doc working with Chris Atkeson, and then moved to CMU. 

His main research interest is data mining: statistical algorithms for finding all the potentially useful and statistically meaningful patterns in large sources of data. His research group, The Auton Lab, has devised several new ways of performing large statistical operations efficiently, in several cases accelerating state-of-the-art by a several magnitudes. Members of the Auton Lab collaborate closely with many kinds of scientists, government agencies, technology companies and engineers in a constant quest to determine what are some of the most urgent unresolved questions at the border of computation and statistics. Auton Lab algorithms are now in use in dozens of commercial, university and government applications. 

Andrew is co-author of Handbook of Biosurveillance, and his machine learning tutorial slides have been viewed over a million times. From 2002-2005 Andrew was co-director of the University of Pittsburgh's Biomedical Security Center. 

Andrew has received three best paper awards in recent years and has been keynote speaker at four top international conferences in his field: International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML), Neural Information Processing Systems (NIPS) , Uncertainty in Artificial Intelligence (UAI) and Knowledge Discovery in Databases (KDD). Andrew serves on several editorial boards, and in industrial, government and academic advisory roles, and in 2003 jointly (with Mike Wagner of the University of Pittsburgh Medical School) briefed President Bush on data mining for bioterrorism detection. In 2005 he was elected as a Fellow of AAAI: the American Association for Artificial Intelligence. Andrew became a US citizen in 2003, and lives in Pittsburgh with his wife and two children: William and Lucy. In his non-work life he has no hobbies or talents of any significance.

Jeannette Wing, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Research

Jeannette Wing is on leave from Carnegie Mellon University, where she is President's Professor of Computer Science and twice served as the Head of the Computer Science Department. From 2007-2010 she was the Assistant Director of the Computer and Information Science and Engineering Directorate at the National Science Foundation. She received her S.B. and S.M. degrees in Computer Science and Engineering in 1979 and her Ph.D. degree in Computer Science in 1983, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 

Professor Wing's general research interests are in the areas of trustworthy computing, specification and verification, concurrent and distributed systems, programming languages, and software engineering. Her current interests are in the foundations of security and privacy. She was or is on the editorial board of twelve journals, including the Journal of the ACM and Communications of the ACM. 

She is currently Vice Chair of the DARPA Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Board, and is on the ACM Infosys Award Committee and the Microsoft New Faculty Fellowship Selection Committee. She has been a member of many other advisory boards, including: Networking and Information Technology (NITRD) Technical Advisory Group to the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), National Academies of Sciences' Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, ACM Council, Computing Research Association Board, DARPA ISAT, NSF's CISE Advisory Committee, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing Academic Advisory Board, General Electric Academic Software Advisory Panel, and the Sloan Research Fellowships Program Committee. She served as co-chair of NITRD from 2007-2010. She was on the faculty at the University of Southern California, and has worked at Bell Laboratories, USC/Information Sciences Institute, and Xerox Palo Alto Research Laboratories. She spent sabbaticals at MIT in 1992 and at Microsoft Research 2002-2003. She received the CRA Distinguished Service Award in 2011. She is a member of Sigma Xi, Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi, and Eta Kappa Nu. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE).
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