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Alan Keahey

Adjunct Lecturer


2145 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

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Industrial Engineering and Management Sciences


Master of Science in Machine Learning and Data Science Program


PhD Computer Science, Indiana University - Bloomington, 1998

MS Computer Science, Indiana University - Bloomington, 1994

BCSc (Honours) Computer Science, University of Manitoba, 1992


Dr. Alan Keahey is Vice President for Data Science Visualization at Conversant Media, a major player in the B2B digital marketing space. His team is creating innovative visualization tools to help understand and explain complex digital economies spanning hundreds of millions of customers each defined by thousands of profile dimensions, across millions of content sites, generating trillions of daily interactions and petabytes of daily data. These innovations are driving the design of next generation enterprise wide Business Intelligence reporting at Conversant.

Alan has played a leading role in the research and development of innovative data visualization systems for over 20 years. His experience spans a wide range of environments including National Labs Research Scientist, Research Director at a Lucent Bell Labs Venture Company, Founder and President of a visualization R&D company, Visualization Consultant to Fortune 500 companies and Senior Data Visualization Scientist at IBM Watson. He has published seminal papers in the field of information visualization, patented a wide number of visualization techniques, and architected several significant visualization systems across different domains and technology bases. A regular speaker at both research and commercial conferences, he thrives on finding common ground between the innovations created in research environments and the real-world needs of business customers.