Jignesh Patel is a professor in the Computer Science Department at Carnegie Mellon University and the co-founder of DataChat, a startup that offers a no-code, generative AI platform for analytics. Patel’s research interests include analytics, AI, and scalable data platforms. He has supervised over 20 Ph.D. students, and his research papers have been selected as the best papers in several top database venues, including SIGMOD and VLDB. He is a fellow of the AAAS, ACM, and IEEE organizations. Additionally, he has received teaching awards at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Michigan, where he previously served as a professor. He is keenly interested in technology transfer from university research and has spun out four startups from his research group.