Sudha Ram

director INSITE, University of Arizona

Sudha Ram is Anheuser-Busch Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona. She has joint faculty appointments as Professor of Computer Science, member of BIO5 Institute, and Institute for Environment. She is the director of both the Advanced Database Research Group (ADRG) and INSITE: Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics at the University of Arizona.

Dr. Ram received a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1985. Her research is in the area of Big Data Analytics. Her work uses different methods such as network analysis, visualization, machine learning, statistical approaches, ontologies and conceptual modeling. Dr. Ram has published more than 200 research articles in refereed journals, conferences and book chapters. Her recent work in Big Data Analytics has focused on examining News Propagation via Twitter, Using Social Media and Sensor data for predictive modeling in health care and Developing a Smarter Campus using Big Data.

Dr. Ram serves as a consultant to several global companies on Business Intelligence, Enterprise Data management and Social Media Analytics. Recently, she received an IBM faculty Development Award and UA Leading Edge Innovator in Research Award in 2007 and 2012. Her research has been highlighted in several media outlets including NPR news. She was a speaker for a TEDx talk in December 2013 on “Creating a Smarter World with Big Data”.

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