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Make Data Work
Sept 29–Oct 1, 2015 • New York, NY
Rajiv Maheswaran

Rajiv Maheswaran
CEO, Second Spectrum


Rajiv Maheswaran is CEO of Second Spectrum, an innovative sports analytics and data visualization startup located in Los Angeles, California. His work spans the fields of data analytics, data visualization, real-time interaction, spatiotemporal pattern recognition, artificial intelligence, decision theory, and game theory. Previously, Rajiv served as a research assistant professor within the University of Southern California’s Department of Computer Science and a project leader at the Information Sciences Institute at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He and Second Spectrum COO Yu-Han Chang codirected the Computational Behavior Group at USC. Rajiv has received numerous awards and written over 100 publications in artificial intelligence and control theory. Rajiv won the 2014 USC Viterbi School of Engineering Use-Inspired Research Award as well as both the 2014 and 2012 Best Research Paper (Alpha Award) at the renowned MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. He is a frequent speaker at marquee technology conferences and events around the world. Rajiv holds a BS in applied mathematics, engineering, and physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and both an MS and PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


9:00am–5:00pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Data-driven Business
Location: 1 E18
Roger Magoulas (O'Reilly Media), Roger Chen (Computable), Ari Gesher (Kairos Aerospace), Hilary Mason (Cloudera Fast Forward Labs), Eva Ho (Susa Ventures), Matthew Tamayo-Rios (Kryptnostic), Ann Johnson (Interana), Gary Marcus (Geometric Intelligence), Shivon Zilis (Bloomberg Beta), Jacomo Corbo (QuantumBlack), Peter Brodsky (HyperScience), Cack Wilhelm (Scale Venture Partners), Alex Rice (HackerOne), Chris Wake (Spire Global, Inc.), Harper Reed (Modest), Dennis Mortensen (, Rajiv Maheswaran (Second Spectrum), Jessica Stauth (Quantopian)
Average rating: ***..
(3.93, 14 ratings)
This is a day to learn about the data innovations that have the potential to blindside even the most careful organizations. Aimed at decision makers, the Innovation + Growth program focuses on how data-oriented startups, academics, and venture capitalists approach innovation and the potential to disrupt incumbent business models. Read more.
2:30pm–3:00pm Tuesday, 09/29/2015
Location: 1E 18
Rajiv Maheswaran (Second Spectrum)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 3 ratings)
We will discuss how spatiotemporal pattern recognition techniques have enabled machine understanding of sports at the level of a professional coach, how it has changed the way coaches coach and players play, and how we find and tell stories about the game. Read more.