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Rajiv Maheswaran

CEO
Second Spectrum

Rajiv Maheswaran is CEO and Co-Founder of Second Spectrum, a cutting-edge technology startup that teaches machines to understand sports. Second Spectrum creates software for coaches, players, leagues and media with products from data analytics and video query to augmented reality video streaming and interactive apps. Second Spectrum clients span the top leagues in sports including the NBA, NFL and EPL and media partners such as ESPN, FOX, Turner Sports and Sky Sports. Prior to Second Spectrum, Rajiv served as a Research Assistant Professor within the University of Southern California’s Department of Computer Science and a Project Leader at the Information Sciences Institute at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He and Second Spectrum COO/Co-Founder Yu-Han Chang co-directed the Computational Behavior Group at USC. Rajiv has received numerous awards for research and written over 100 publications in artificial intelligence, control theory, data analytics, data visualization, decision theory, game theory and spatiotemporal pattern recognition. Rajiv and Yu-Han are the only two-time winners of the the Best Research Paper (Alpha Award) at the renowned MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Rajiv received a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics, Engineering and Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Thursday, April 04

Special Session

Moderator: Abraham Madkour, Executive Editor, Sports Business Journal / Daily
Steve Ballmer, Chairman, Los Angeles Clippers
Rajiv Maheswaran, CEO, Second Spectrum