Ramya Raghavendra is a research scientist in the Network Technologies department at IBM TJ Watson Research Center since 2010. Her expertise is in the area of networking and network analytics. She has a proven track record of building networked systems and developing Big Data network analytics, specifically graph-based and geospatial analytics.
She has been an active researcher in several research programs including the International Technology Alliance in Network and Information Sciences: a research consortium formed from twenty three US and UK industrial and academic members; the Network Science Collaborative Technology Alliance and DARPA Social Media in Strategic Communications (SMISC). She has served on several program committees, including ACM MobiCom 2014, SECON 2015, ICDCS 2015, and IEEE INFOCOM 2016.
She has developed and delivered several software artifacts including graph and geospatial analytics for IBM SystemG. She is the recipient of IBM Master Inventor award in 2015, Invention Achievement Awards in 2011, 2012,2013 and 2014 and IBM Research Division Award in 2015 for contributions to analytics research. She is the author of over 15 technical articles for top academic journals and articles and has 3 issued and 20+ pending patent applications.
Prior to IBM, she received her MS and PhD in Computer Science in 2010 from University of California Santa Barbara. She is the recipient of Google Anita Borg scholarship in 2009, UCSB Oustanding Graduate Student award in 2009 and ACM Student Research Contest (SRC) award in 2008. She served as the president of Women in Computer Science group at UCSB during 2008-2009.