Ashok N. Srivastava, Ph.D. is the Chief Data Scientist at Verizon. He is leading the development of a new research and development center in Palo Alto focusing on big data and analytics to build new revenue streams for Verizon. In this capacity he sets the strategic direction for big data and analytics for the corporation.
Formerly he was the Principal Scientist for Data Sciences at NASA Ames Research Center and led the System-Wide Safety and Assurance Technologies project at NASA which has a 5 year budget of nearly $150M. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the AIAA Journal of Aerospace Computing, Information, and Communication. Ashok is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
Ashok has significant experience in the internet, adtech, e-commerce, banking, finance, and securities areas. He has lead major engagements as a private consultant and as Senior Director at Blue Martini Software and Senior Consultant at IBM. He is a thought leader in the area of big data analytics, social media, optimization, machine learning, and data mining and has given presentations worldwide on these subjects. He currently serves as a Venture Advisor focusing on big-data analytics at Trident Capital, and is on the advisory board of startups including MyBuys and Extole.
Ashok is the author of many research articles in data mining, machine learning, and text mining, and has edited a book on Text Mining: Classification, Clustering, and Applications (with Mehran Sahami, 2009). Two additional books were published in 2012: Advances in Machine Learning and Data Mining for Astronomy (with Kamal Ali, Michael Way, and Jeff Scargle) and Machine Learning for Engineering Systems Health Management (with Jiawei Han).
He has 5 patents awarded and several more under file. He has won numerous awards including the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award for “pioneering contributions to intelligent information systems,” the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for contributions to state-of-the-art data mining and analysis, the NASA Honor Award for Outstanding Leadership, the NASA Distinguished Performance Award, several NASA Group Achievement Awards, the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from UC Boulder, the IBM Golden Circle Award, and the Department of Education Merit Fellowship.
The best way to contact Ashok is through email at ashok22 at hotmail dot com.
For a set of recent publications please visit the paper archive on DASHLink.