Polo Chau

Associate Director, MS in Analytics, Assistant Professor, School of Computational Science & Engineering, Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Interactive Computing

Prof. Duen Horng (Polo) Chau is an Assistant Professor at Georgia Tech's School of Computational Science and Engineering of the College of Computing, and the Associate Director of MS in Analytics program. Polo holds a Ph.D. in Machine Learning and a Masters in HCI, both from Carnegie Mellon, and has been working at the intersection of HCI and data mining since 2004, to create scalable, interactive tools for big data analytics. Polo's thesis on bridging HCI and data mining for making sense of large network data won received Carnegie Mellon's Distinguished Computer Science Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention. He teaches the "Data and Visual Analytics" course at Georgia Tech. Polo is the only two-time Symantec fellow. He contributes to the PEGASUS peta-scale graph mining that won an Open Source Software World Challenge Silver Award. Polo's NetProbe auction fraud detection research appeared on The Wall Street Journal, CNN, TV and radio. His Polonium malware detection technology protects 120 million people worldwide. His work on detecting fake reviews won a best paper award at SDM'14. Polo is also an award-winning designer. Polo designed Carnegie Mellon's ID card.