Ambuj K. Singh is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a part-time appointment in the Biomolecular Science and Engineering Program.
He received a B.Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and a PhD degree from the University of Texas at Austin. His research interests are broadly in the areas of network science, machine learning, social networks, and bioinformatics. He has published 250 technical papers over his career. He has led a number of multidisciplinary projects including UCSB’s Information Network Academic Research Center funded by the Army, Interdisciplinary Graduate Education Research and Training (IGERT) program on Network Science funded by the NSF, and the Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) on Network Science of Teams (https://muriteams.cs.ucsb.edu/) funded by the US Army. Besides the NSF and Army, his research has also been funded by the National Institute of Health and the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
He is currently on the editorial boards of two journals, and has served on program committees of several conferences, workshops and international meetings. He has graduated approximately 50 PhD, MS, and postdoctoral students over his career, including 30 PhD students.
In the past, he has served as the Department Chair and Associate Dean in the College of Engineering. In other leadership roles, he served on UCSB’s Committee on Academic Personnel for three years, the last year as the Chair, and the Committee on Planning on Budget.
network science, machine learning, social networks, and bioinformatics