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 the MS 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, to create scalable, interactive tools for big data analytics.
won received Carnegie Mellon's Distinguished Computer Science Dissertation Award, Honorable Mention.
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.
He works closely with Symantec, Yahoo and eBay.
Polo is also an award-winning designer.
Polo designed Carnegie Mellon's ID card.