India Research Laboratory, Bangalore, India
I am working as a Technical Staff Member at IBM Research Labs. Currently I am doing research in the field of Enterprise Social Networking, where we are trying to improve collaboration and knowledge sharing among people through the use of Social media tools. Our current focus is the services organization, and we are motivating the employees to share knowledge through mediums like enterprise forums, wikis, and blogs instead of one to one communication mechanisms like email. Our goal is to bring out the knowledge that is lost in the silos like email, instant messaging into a more open collaboration platform where more people benefit from the information. We are currently trying out various social media strategies like incentives, connectedness influence etc and also enterprise specific strategies like organizational influence, peer pressure etc.
My other major areas of interest are smart devices and development intelligence. I have been involved in research on ways to measure developer effort from developer activity by analyzing the source code data. In addition, I have also been involved in research on ways to measure and improve the efficiency of Sustaining Engineering projects in a development organization. I also do interesting stuff on various different applications for smart devices in my spare time. I am really excited about Internet of Things and would be really interested in working on any project that makes it possible.
Before joining IBM Research I was part of IBM Rational where I was part of the inception team of Rational Insight. I contributed to almost all components of this Development Intelligence product. Before IBM Rational, 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.