Health Discovery Corporation (OTCBB: HDVY) announced today that Nitesh Chawla, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Network Science and Applications at the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., has joined the Health Discovery Corporation’s Science Advisory Board. Dr. Chawla is an expert in data mining and machine learning.

“The addition of Dr. Nitesh Chawla to our Science Advisory Board brings a major intellectual resource and additional expertise to our company,” said Stephen D. Barnhill, M.D., Chairman and CEO of Health Discovery Corporation. “We’re thrilled to have Dr. Chawla join our team of scientists,” said Dr. Barnhill.

“Health Discovery Corporation has an impressive suite of techniques and applications in personalized medicine, and a highly prestigious Science Advisory Board. I am honored and humbled to become a part of it,” said Dr. Chawla.

Dr. Chawla is a welcomed Member of HDC's Science Advisory Team which includes among others Kary Mullis, Ph.D., winner of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry (1993), Vladmir Vapnik, Ph.D., creator of Support Vector Machines and winner of the prestigious Humboldt Research Award—for his academic achievements—by the Alexander-von-Humboldt-Foundation, and Isabelle Guyon, Ph.D., co-inventor of the first patent for Support Vector Machines.

A prodigious researcher and writer, Dr. Chawla has authored or co-authored over ninety papers in journals, books, conferences, and workshops. His papers have been cited over 1,400 times, according to Google Scholar. He has received grants or sponsored research from organizations such as the National Science Foundation , the National Institute of Justice, and the Army Research Labs. He and his research team of graduate and undergraduate students have received numerous awards and honors for their research, including the outstanding dissertation award, research excellence award, best papers at conferences, students’ research posters at Notre Dame Research symposia, and won first place in the challenge organized at the Neural Information Processing Society (NIPS) conference.

Dr. Chawla has also been noted for his teaching accomplishments, receiving the National Academy of Engineers New Faculty Fellowship and Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher Award in 2008.