Alumnus Anil Chawla at the College of Computing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

College Community Celebrates New Hall of Fame Members, Rising Stars

Entrepreneurs shaping artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and other computing fields are among the latest class of inductees into the Georgia Tech College of Computing Hall of Fame.

Nearly 100 people from the college community joined Interim Dean Alex Orso to celebrate the four Hall of Fame Inductees and two Rising Stars during an event at the High Museum of Art on May 18.

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(top) Alumnus and entrepreneur Anil Chawla shares his thoughts during the college's recent Hall of Fame ceremony. (above) Interim Dean Alex Orso (left) presents alumnus and angel investor Jim Pitkow with his Hall of Fame certificate. Photos by the College of Computing

“The Hall of Fame was established to celebrate and honor distinguished alumni, faculty, and friends who have made significant contributions to computing technology or computing education during their careers,” said Orso.

“These individuals make us proud and bring distinction to our community through their achievements and contributions to their professions, the College, and society at large.”

The College of Computing Hall of Fame Class 6 inductees are:

Adam Ghetti is a serial entrepreneur and innovator who has built several successful companies, including Ionic Security and Adapter. Ghetti, a member of the Council for Foreign Relations and of the college’s Advisory Board, was a founding supporter of the Constellations Center for Equity in Computing at Georgia Tech.

Neha Narkhede (CS MS 07) is a technology leader, startup investor, and business founder. She founded Oscilar, an AI-powered risk and fraud management platform for financial technology companies. Narkede was named to Forbes’ World’s Top 50 Women in Tech list in 2018. She received the Technology Entrepreneurship Abie Award at the 2022 Grace Hopper Celebration.

Shamkant (Sham) Navathe is a computer science professor who has been a member of the college’s faculty since its establishment in 1990. Navathe has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed research papers and co-authored Fundamentals of Database Systems, the leading database textbook worldwide since its introduction in 1989.

Jim Pitkow (CS Ph.D.) is a web pioneer, angel investor, and civic activist. He conducted the first-ever web surveys and collected user behavior from browsers, which was the birth of web analytics. Pitkow is the co-author of over 35 patents and the co-founder of Attributor and Anchor Intelligence. He’s credited with helping prevent online child sexual exploitation and promoting firearm safety for children.

Class 6 Rising Stars are:

Joy Buolamwini (CS 12) is the founder of the Algorithmic Justice League and a researcher at MIT. Her research on facial recognition technologies transformed the field of AI auditing. Buolamwini is also an artist and author. Her book, Unmasking AI: My Mission to Protect What Is Human in a World of Machines, was a national best-seller. 

Anil Chawla (CS 04) is a technology entrepreneur, executive, and member of the college’s Advisory Board. Chawla founded and led ArchiveSocial, a leading provider of software to archive and produce legal records of social media content. In 2017, ArchiveSocial partnered with the Obama White House to create the first-ever interactive archive of presidential social media available to the public.