HV Jagadish, the Bernard A. Galler Collegiate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Director of the Michigan Institute for Data Science (MIDAS), has been selected to receive a 2019 Distinguished Faculty Achievement Award from the U-M Rackham Graduate School.
This award honors senior faculty who have consistently demonstrated outstanding achievements in the areas of scholarly research or creative endeavors, teaching and mentoring of students and junior colleagues, service, and other activities.
Prof. Jagadish is well known for his broad-ranging research on database systems, data mining, and the use of big data. He is widely recognized for his pioneering work on multi-dimensional data, and for developing new representation techniques and indexing schemes to store and retrieve non-conventional data sets such as geometric objects and text.
Jagadish was one of the initiators in creating a data science entity on the U-M campus. With support from all academic units and the Institute for Social Research, the Office of the Provost, and Office of the Vice President for Research, MIDAS was established in 2015 as part of the university-wide Data Science Initiative to promote interdisciplinary collaboration in data science and education.
Additionally, Jagadish developed a course that examines the multiple computing technologies that comprise the World Wide Web. He also created Data Sciences Ethics, an open online course that addresses issues of privacy and control of consumer information and big data.
Jagadish earned his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1985, worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories, and taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign prior to joining U-M in 1999. He served on the board of the Computing Research Association for nine years and was founding editor of Proceedings of Very Large Data Bases. He has served as senior scientific director of the National Institutes of Health National Center for Integrative Biomedical Informatics.
A fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the Association for Computing Machinery, Jagadish has been recognized with the ACM SIGMOD (Special Interest Group on Management Data) Contributions Award and the College of Engineering David E. Liddle Research Excellence Award and Herbert Kopf Service Excellence Award. He holds 37 patents.