Natasha Balac, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Data Insight Discovery, Inc.
Natasha Balac received her master's and Ph.D. in computer science from Vanderbilt University with an emphasis in data mining from large data sets. Her dissertation focused on creating and applying novel data mining techniques to mobile robots and real-time sensor data. She has been with the University of California at San Diego since 2003, initially with the San Diego Supercomputer Center and currently with the CalIT2/Qualcomm Institute. Previously, she worked on data mining, analytics, and bioinformatics in the biotech industry.
She has also led multiple collaborations across a wide range of organizations in industry, government, and academia. She has led the Predictive Analytics Center of Excellence and collaborated for the last five years on a number of government and research projects in the areas of analytics and visualization, including with the NSF, NIH, NASA, CPUC, Smart Grid, and Smart City.
Dr. Balac founded and serves as the president and CEO of Data Insight Discovery, Inc. DID’s charter is enabling businesses to discover actionable insight from vast amounts of data.