Shyam Boriah is currently Research Associate at the University of Minnesota. Boriah received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, and a B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science from the Pennsylvania State University. His research interests are primarily in spatio-temporal data mining, time series analysis, data mining foundations, and Earth science/environmental applications. More generally, he is also interested in large scale data analysis and emerging application areas in climate and environmental change.