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Poole College of Management

NC State Executive Education

Nagiza Samatova

Professor of Computer Science; Senior Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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Dr. Nagiza Samatova is a Professor of Computer Science at NC State University and a Senior Scientist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Her areas of specialty are “Big Data” analytics, Graph Algorithms and Graph Mining, Text Analytics, and Data-driven Discovery from Scientific Data. One of her hallmarks is pioneering work on parallel R. Her accomplishments in the area of “Big Data” analytics have been recognized through invitations to the White House Big Data Event in March 2012, the National Academy of Sciences symposium on Science, Innovation, and Partnership for Sustainability Solutions in May 2012, invited talks to the DOE Office of Science ASCAC/BERAC Advisory Boards (2007, 2008, 2012), DOE and NSF News Releases, and DOE-featured articles (SciDAC Reviews, 06/07a/b). Her broad impact has been read into the Congressional records (2006) and recognized by The New York Times and Science magazine (2007, 2010).

Research Areas

  • Algorithms and Theory of Computation
  • Data Sciences and Analytics
  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Parallel and Distributed Systems
  • Scientific and High Performance Computing


PhD, Applied Mathematics, 1993, Computational Center of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

BS, Applied Mathematics, 1991, Tashkent State University, Uzbekistan

MS, Computer Science, 1998, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA


  • Best Paper Award at High Performance Computing Symposium – 2016
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) Outstanding Mentor Award – 2008