San Mateo, Calif. – September 22, 2015– Guavus, Inc., a leading provider of big data applications for operational intelligence, today announced that its CEO & Founder, Anukool Lakhina, has received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Boston University’s Department of Computer Science. Dr. Lakhina was recognized for his success building Guavus, whose technology is based on his Ph.D. dissertation that put forth the theory and algorithms for streaming analytics on high-dimensional data, into a global business.
“Anukool’s journey from BU freshman to successful entrepreneur with Guavus can be traced back to his groundbreaking research at Boston University. What started as a Ph.D. dissertation has grown into a successful global business with Guavus products deployed at some of the most demanding Fortune100 organizations. This evolution from theory to real world proven success is what elevated him among a list of strong candidates,” said Mark Crovella, Professor and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at Boston University. “BU is proud of Anukool and his accomplishments and look forward to seeing what Guavus does next for the advancement of data science and big data analytics.”
Guavus continues to experience significant growth for its products in planning & operations, service assurance, customer experience management, marketing and security. Built on the proven Guavus Reflex ® operational intelligence platform, Guavus products allow customers to gain a holistic, cohesive view of operational state and business context in real-time. The products uniquely combine data science based on machine learning with domain expertise to deliver business value.
“I am honored to receive this award from my Alma Mater, said Dr. Lakhina. Guavus looks forward to collaborating with BU’s Computer Science department to create more opportunities for a new generation of mathematicians and technology innovators who are looking to shape the data drive economy.”
The College of Arts & Sciences Collegium of Distinguished Alumni and the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Academy of Distinguished Alumni honor alumni whose accomplishments in their professions, communities, and University service reflect the strength and excellence of the Boston University liberal arts education. Dr. Lakhina was presented with the award at Boston University’s Distinguished Alumni Colloquium & Reception, where he also presented on the emergence of Decision Science, a new paradigm that brings together computer science, data science and domain science and will form the future of big data analytics.
Guavus solves the world’s most complex data problems. Proven across Fortune 500 enterprises, Guavus provides the only operational intelligence platform that delivers an end-to-end, real-time view across business operations. The Guavus Reflex® operational intelligence platform correlates and analyzes massive petabytes of streaming and stored business, operational and sensor data from multiple, disparate source systems in real-time. The resulting “live” operational analytics are fed into a new generation of analytically powered big data applications to address specific business problems for operations, marketing, customer care, security and the Internet of Things. Guavus products make our customers more agile, competitive and profitable by transforming them into real-time, data-driven enterprises.