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Alok Choudhary

Henry and Isabelle Dever Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and (by courtesy) Computer Science


2145 Sheridan Road
Tech Room L469
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-467-4129Email Alok Choudhary


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Center for Ultra-scale Computing and Information Security (CUCIS)


Electrical and Computer Engineering

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Ph.D. Computer Engineering, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

M.S. Computer Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

B.E. (Hons) Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India

Research Interests

Prof. Alok Choudhary is both a professor and an entrepreneur. Dr. Alok Choudhary is the founder of 4C insights, a data sience and AI software company. Prof. Alok Choudhary's research over the last decades focused on big data science, supercomputing, scalable data mining, Machine Learning, AI and their applications in sciences (e.g. climate understanding, astrophysics, designing materials etc.), medicine (e.g, understanding diseases causes, outcome predictions, drug design etc.) and business applications (e.g, business intelligence, marketing, advertising).Dr. Alok Choudhary has published more than 400 papers in various journals and international conferences and has graduated 40+ PhD students, including 10 women PhDs, which is one of the highest in the world. He holds several patents. His papers have received the best paper awards in many conferences. He has given keynotes in almost all major international conferences in his fields of, and given more than 50 invited talks at conferences, businesses and universities. Dr. Choudhary’s work has also appeared in main stream media including New York Times, Chicago Tribune, The Telegraph, The Investor Business Daily, ABC, NPR, PBS and many international media outlets all over the world.

He has received numerous prestigious awards including National Science Foundation's Presidential Young Investigator Award, IEEE Engineering Foundation award, an IBM Faculty award, and an Intel Research Council award. He is a fellow of IEEE, ACM and American Academy of Sciences (one of a few professors who is a fellow of top engineering, computer science and science societies). He received the distinguished Alumni award from Birla Institute of Technology and Science and Technology, Pilani, India in 2016. In 2017, Prof. Choudhary was listed by AdWeek as a “trailblazer and pioneer” in marketing technology. Prof Choudhary was also awarded with the “Technology Manager of The Year in Chicago”, at the TIMMY awards in 2018. H serves on Secretary of Enegery's Advisory Board on AI.

Selected Publications

  • Al-Bahrani, Reda; Jha, Dipendra; Kang, Qiao; Lee, Sunwoo; Yang, Zijiang; Liao, Wei Keng; Agrawal, Ankit; Choudhary, Alok, SIGRNN, SciTePress:349-356.
  • Yang, Zijiang; Watari, Tetsushi; Ichigozaki, Daisuke; Mitsutoshi, Akita; Takahashi, Hiroaki; Suga, Yoshinori; Liao, Wei keng; Choudhary, Alok; Agrawal, Ankit, Heterogeneous Feature Fusion Based Machine Learning on Shallow-Wide and Heterogeneous-Sparse Industrial Datasets, Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH:566-577.
  • Jha, Dipendra; Narayanachari, K. V.L.V.; Zhang, Ruifeng; Keane, Denis T.; Liao, Wei Keng; Choudhary, Alok; Chung, Yip Wah; Bedzyk, Michael J.; Agrawal, Ankit, Enhancing phase mapping for high-throughput X-ray diffraction experiments using fuzzy clustering, SciTePress:507-514.
  • Lee, Sunwoo; Kang, Qiao; Agrawal, Ankit; Choudhary, Alok; Liao, Wei Keng, Communication-Efficient Local Stochastic Gradient Descent for Scalable Deep Learning, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.:718-727.
  • Yang, Zijiang; Papanikolaou, Stefanos; Reid, Andrew C.E.; Liao, Wei keng; Choudhary, Alok N.; Campbell, Carelyn; Agrawal, Ankit, Learning to Predict Crystal Plasticity at the Nanoscale, Scientific reports 10(1).
  • Jha, Dipendra; Choudhary, Kamal; Tavazza, Francesca; Liao, Wei keng; Choudhary, Alok; Campbell, Carelyn; Agrawal, Ankit, Author Correction, Nature communications 11(1).
  • Kang, Qiao; Ross, Robert; Latham, Robert; Lee, Sunwoo; Agrawal, Ankit; Choudhary, Alok; Liao, Wei Keng, Improving all-to-many personalized communication in two-phase i/o, IEEE Computer Society.
  • Kang, Qiao; Lee, Sunwoo; Hou, Kaiyuan; Ross, Robert; Agrawal, Ankit; Choudhary, Alok; Liao, Wei Keng, Improving MPI Collective I/O for High Volume Non-Contiguous Requests with Intra-Node Aggregation, IEEE Transactions on Parallel and Distributed Systems 31(11):2682-2695.