Rajiv Maheswaran

CEO, Second Spectrum

Rajiv Maheswaran is CEO and Co-Founder of Second Spectrum, a cutting-edge technology startup that teaches machines to understand sports and creates software for coaches, players, leagues and media spanning products from data analytics and video query to augmented reality video streaming and interactive apps. Second Spectrum clients span the top leagues in sports including the National Basketball Association (NBA) and English Premier League (EPL) and top media partners such as ESPN, FOX and Turner. Prior to Second Spectrum, Rajiv was a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California’s Department of Computer Science where he and Second Spectrum COO/Co-Founder Yu-Han Chang co-directed the Computational Behavior Group.

Rajiv has received numerous academic awards and written over 100 publications in artificial intelligence, control theory, data analytics, data visualization, decision theory, game theory and spatiotemporal pattern recognition. For their work in sports, Rajiv and Yu-Han received the USC Viterbi School of Engineering Use-Inspired Research Award, and they are the only two-time winners of the Alpha Award for Best Research Paper at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Rajiv received a B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics, Engineering and Physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He also received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.