Dr. Ghosh (Fellow, IEEE 2004) joined the UT-Austin faculty in 1988 after being educated at IIT Kanpur (B. Tech '83) and The University of Southern California (Ph.D '88). He is the founder-director of IDEAL (Intelligent Data Exploration and Analysis Lab) Dr. Ghosh has taught graduate courses on data mining and web analytics to both UT students and to industry, for over two decades. He was voted as "Best Professor" in the Software Engineering Executive Education Program at UT, and more recently (2019) by the MSBA program in the McCombs School of Business. He has also received several top awards for lifetime research contributions, including the IEEE CS Technical Achievement Award (2015) and ICDM Research Contributions Award (2020, Citation ) for lifetime research contributions to Data Mining and Machine Learning.
Dr. Ghosh's research interests lie primarily in data mining and web mining, ethical/trustworthy/responsible AI, scalable machine learning algorithms, specially for predictive and prescriptive analytics, and applications to a wide variety of complex real-world problems, including health informatics. He has published more than 500 refereed papers and 50 book chapters, and co-edited over 20 books. His research has been supported by the NSF, Yahoo!, Google, Paypal, ONR, ARO, AFOSR, Intel, IBM, etc. He has received 17 Best Paper Awards over the years, including the 2005 Best Research Paper Award across UT and the 1992 Darlington Award given by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society for the overall Best Paper in the areas of CAS/CAD. Dr. Ghosh has been a plenary/keynote speaker at several venues including KDD, ICML,ICDM and ICHI, and has widely lectured on intelligent analysis of large-scale data.
Dr. Ghosh served as the Conference Co-Chair or Program Co-Chair for several top data mining oriented conferences, including SDM'13, SDM'12, KDD 2011, CIDM07, ICPR'08 (Pattern Recognition Track) and SDM'06. He was the Conf. Co-Chair for Artificial Neural Networks in Engineering (ANNIE)'93 to '96 and '99 to '03 and the founding chair of the Data Mining Tech. Committee of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society. He has also co-organized workshops on health informatics, high dimensional clustering, Web Analytics, Web Mining and Parallel/ Distributed Knowledge Discovery. Dr. Ghosh has served as a co-founder, consultant or advisor to successful startups (including Ojolabs, Accordion Health, CognitiveScale and Neonyoyo) and as a consultant to large corporations such as IBM, TBS and Vinson & Elkins.