Shonali Krishnaswamy

Professor and Deputy Director of Data Science Research Institute, Swinburne University

Prof Shonali Krishnaswamy is the CTO of AIDA Technologies ( and Deputy Director of the Data Science Research Institute, Swinburne University of Technology.

Shonali was the Head of Data Analytics at the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore. She led a team of post doctoral data scientists, and established and directed analytics-focused R&D labs in a number of sectors including Banking, Insurance, Telecommunications and Healthcare.
Before joining A*STAR, Shonali was an Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Distributed Systems and Software Engineering in the Faculty of Information Technology, Monash University, Australia. Her R&D interests are in Mobile User Analytics and Mobile and Distributed Data Stream Mining.
In recognition of her contributions, she has received several awards including: Monetary Authority of Singapore Fintech Hackcelerator Winner (2016), Institute of Engineers Singapore (IES) Prestigious Engineering Award (2015 & 2016), Institute for Infocomm Research Role Model Award (2013), IBM Innovation Award (2008), Monash University Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research by an Early Career Researcher (2009), and an Australian Research Council Australian Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2003-2005).