Lucy Family Institute Fireside Chat with Ashok N. Srivastava, Ph.D.

Ashok Srivastava

Ashok N. Srivastava, Ph.D. is the senior vice president and chief data officer at Intuit. He is responsible for setting the vision and direction for AI and data across Intuit to power prosperity across the world. He is an adjunct professor at Stanford and serves on the board of directors of the University of Colorado Foundation. He also serves on a Congressionally-mandated committee on Emerging Trends in Aviation Safety for the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. Additionally, Srivastava is a fellow of the IEEE, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Previously, Srivastava was the vice president of big data and artificial intelligence systems and chief data scientist at Verizon. At Verizon, his global team focused on building new revenue-generating products and services powered by big data and artificial intelligence. He is also the founder and former editor-in-chief of the AIAA Journal of Aerospace Information Systems.

Prior to Verizon, Srivastava led various projects at NASA including advanced technology programs in aerospace, space systems, and earth and space sciences including the system-wide Safety and Assurance Technology program and the Integrated Vehicle Health Management program.

Srivastava has also served as a venture advisor focusing on big-data analytics at Trident Capital, and was on the advisory board of several startups.

Additionally, Srivastava is the author of over 100 research articles in data mining, machine learning, and text mining, and has edited four books about these subjects.

Srivastava has over 30 patents awarded and several under file. He has won numerous awards including the IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award for “pioneering contributions to intelligent information systems,” the NASA Exceptional Achievement Medal for contributions to state-of-the-art data mining and analysis, the NASA Honor Award for Outstanding Leadership, the NASA Distinguished Performance Award, several NASA Group Achievement Awards, the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from the University of Colorado Boulder, the IBM Golden Circle Award, and the Department of Education Merit Fellowship.