Chief Scientist, Data Sciences
Chief Scientist, Data Sciences


Dr. Sutanay Choudhury is a Chief Scientist in Data Sciences in Advanced Computing, Mathematics and Data division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), and the Deputy Director of Computational and Theoretical Chemistry Institute at PNNL. His current research focuses on development and application of representation learning and reasoning methods towards solving challenging problems in computational chemistry and digital health.  Dr. Choudhury's research has been supported by Department of Energy, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Veterans Affairs, Department of Defense and Microsoft Research.  He also developed StreamWorks, a streaming graph analytics system that received a R&D100 award for novel applications in cyber-security. 


  • Ph.D., Computer Science with emphasis in Artificial Intelligence, Washington State University. Dissertation titled “Subgraph Isomorphism in Dynamic Graphs.” Advisor: Dr. Lawrence B. Holder. Recipient of Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2014)
  • M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Colorado State University. Thesis titled “Wideband Reception and Processing for Dual-Polarization Radars with Dual Transmitters.” Advisor: Dr. Venkatachalam Chandrasekar (2004)
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Jadavpur University, India (2000)

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Knowledge Discovery and Data, Transactions on Knowledge Discovery and Data Engineering, International Journal of Knowledge and Information Systems, Journal of Parallel and Distributed Computing.
  • Founder/Steering committee member: International Workshop on Parallel and Distributed Computing for Large-Scale Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics.

Awards and Recognitions

  • R&D 100 Award (2018)
  • Outstanding Performance Award, PNNL (2008, 2009, 2013, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, Washington State University (2014)