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Ashok Pon Kumar
Smarter Energy Research
India Research Laboratory, Bangalore, India
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I am working as a Research Software Engineer at IBM Research Labs. My current area of research is in Smarter Energy and in Cognitive Environments. In Smarter Energy domain, we look into optimizing energy generation, transmission, distribution and comsumption using computer technologies. My latest interest has been the area of cognitive systems. I am looking into ways of utilizing the aspects of cognitive science to improve the process of decision making in a multi modal interaction environment. Prior to this, I used to do research on Enterprise Social Networking, and Software Engineering. 

Before joining IBM Research I was part of IBM Rational where I was part of the inception team of Rational Insight. I contributed to many components of this Development Intelligence product. Before IBM in 2007, I did my Bachelors in Engineering at College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University, Chennai. I did my Thesis on efficient processing of Location Dependent Continuous Queries in a mobile and decentralized network.