Varun Chandola


Varun Chandola


Research Topics

Big data analytics; anomaly detection

Contact Information

213 Capen Hall

Buffalo NY, 14260

Phone: (716) 645-4747

Biography Teaching Research


  • PhD, Computer Science, University of Minnesota, September 2009
  • B.Tech, Computer Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, May 2002


  • UB Teaching Innovation Award—2020
  • SEAS Early Career Teacher of the Year (2016)
  • NASA Worldwind Europa Challenge, second prize in the University category, 2014.
  • ORNL Significant Achievement Award for developing the Settlement Mapper Technology, 2013.
  • ACM Computing Survey article on “Anomaly Detection: A Survey” listed as 4th Most Cited Publication in Computer Science/Data Mining in last 5 years (Microsoft Academic Search).
  • Special Recognition for contributions to “Knowledge Discovery for Health Care” project at ORNL, 2012.
  • Awarded Best LDRD Project titled - “Spatiotemporal Data Mining Framework for Monitoring Biomass at Regional and Global Scales”, under the ORNL Laboratory Director’s Research and Development Program, 2011.
  • Selected one of the best 6 papers at NASA CIDU conference, 2010.
  • Doctoral dissertation nominated for ACM Best Dissertation award from Computer Science Department, 2009.
  • Recipient of Student Travel Awards at ICDM 2005, ICDM 2008, and SDM 2009.
  • Research Excellence Award by Department of Computer Science, University of Minnesota, 2005.
  • Best student paper award at 5th International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM), November 2005.