Nikunj Oza is the leader of the Data Sciences Group at NASA Ames Research Center and the Discovery of Precursors to Safety Incidents (DPSI) team which applies data mining to aviation safety. Dr. Oza’s 40+ research papers represent his research interests which include data mining, fault detection, and their applications to Aeronautics and Earth Science. He received the Arch T. Colwell Award for co-authoring one of the five most innovative technical papers selected from 3300+ SAE technical papers in 2005. He received his B.S. in Mathematics with Computer Science from MIT in 1994, and M.S. (in 1998) and Ph.D. (in 2001) in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.