Sachin Pawaskar, PhD, MBA, MS

Sachin Pawaskar, PhD, MBA, MS

College of Information Science and Technology
University of Nebraska at Omaha


Dr. Sachin Pawaskar is a researcher, educator, developer and open source enthusiast. He currently holds a Professor of Practice position in the Department of Information Systems & Quantitative Analysis at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has a Ph.D. in Information Technology, an MBA, and a MS in Computer Science from University of Nebraska at Omaha. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Bombay University.

Prior to joining UNO, he had 25+ years industry experience with a successful record of accomplishments in the Telecommunications, Energy, Transportation, Healthcare and Insurance industries with extensive experience in new product development, architecture & frameworks, quality assurance, software security analysis & risk mitigation and audit compliance in a fast-paced environment. His career work spans both technical and management tracks all the way from programmer to Chief Technology Officer. His research interests include Sustainability, Energy Awareness, Big Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud Computing and his latest passion Forensic Anthropology.

Dr. Pawaskar has a passion for Service Learning and Community Engagement projects. He enjoys teaching, especially young kids with malleable minds. His hobbies include Philately (collecting stamps). He strongly believes in girls education, empowerment & equality and supports the “Nanhi Kali” (Little flower buds) foundation which promotes girls education in rural India.


Commingled Remains Analytics – Storytelling with Data to Help Identify Missing Persons

Commingled human remains are often encountered in archaeological and forensic contexts. A bone by bone inventory is an important step in segregating commingled remains into individuals and determining the minimum number of individuals present. In order to achieve individual identification a controlled and consistent specimen-level inventory procedure must be followed. The Commingled Remains Analytics (CoRA) web application, database and APIs are a community resource for inventorying assemblages of commingled human remains, while providing a framework of analytic methods, visualization techniques and tools to assist in the segregation and identification process. CoRA was developed with the aim of helping governments, civil society organizations, justice institutions, international organizations and others throughout the world to address the issue of missing people as a result of war, armed conflict, genocide, human rights abuses, disasters, organized crime, irregular migration and other causes. Visualizations in CoRA are designed to aid forensic scientists in building individual assemblages using multiple lines of evidence by piecing together stories (data) from each bone specimen and their relationships with each other, in essence “Storytelling with Data to Help Identify Missing Persons”.