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Jignesh Patel

Jignesh Patel

Expert on data management, now called big data. Also, an entrepreneur, and passionate about eco-friendly/green computing.

Professor, computer sciences College of Letters and Science Work: 608-263-7308 Home page Twitter: @pateljm


  • Big data management and analytics: invent and build technologies to manage and exploit the full potential of the ongoing big data revolution.
  • Green computing: invent, design, and develop ways to reduce the energy footprint of data-driven big data processing.
  • Data-drive mobile services: build rich, agile and interactive data-driven mobile services.


  • Co-founder, CEO and Chariman of Locomatix Inc. — a pioneering startup that built a data platform to power mobile services. Part of Twitter since 2013.
  • University of Wisconsin Police Department (UWPD) Chief’s award, 2012
  • ACM Distinguished Scientist, (since 2011).
  • College of Engineering Education Excellence Award, University of Michigan, 2008
  • Lead on the Paradise project (my Ph.D. thesis) that was a system to manage large volumes of spatial data. Acquired by NCR in 1997.