Polo’s research lab bridges data mining and HCI to solves large-scale, real world problems. They develop scalable, interactive, and interpretable tools for big data analytics. Their patented Polonium malware detection technology protects 120 million people worldwide. Their auction fraud detection research was widely covered by media. Their fake review detection research received the Best Student Paper Award at the 2014 SIAM Data Mining Conference.
Polo received a Yahoo Faculty Research and Engagement Award, a Raytheon Faculty Fellowship, and LexisNexis Dean's Excellence Award. He is the only two-time Symantec fellow and an award-winning designer. Polo designed Carnegie Mellon's ID card.