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Research Staff Member
Level 19, 60 City Road, Southbank, VIC, 3006, Australia



Shaila Pervin is a Research Staff Member at IBM Research, Australia working since February, 2014. She holds Bachelor of Science (2007) in Computer Science and Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and PhD (2013) in the area of Wireless Sensor Networks and Internet of Things from Monash University Australia.

Since joining IBM Research, she has been working in the Cognitive Analytics team. She is involved in social media data modelling and visualisation for the project Australian Crisis Tracker (ACT) and Social Media Analysis in Real Time (SMART) for several clients and events like Australian Red Cross, IAG Insurance, Australian Open and Melbourne Spring Fashion Week. She is involved in working with a fusion of Natural Language Processing techniques and Machine Learning algorithms to provide solutions based on Watson Discovery Advisor (WDA) and Watson Engagement Advisor (WEA) to Australian Customs and Border Protection, Australian Defense, Deakin University and Department of Human Service. Some of her selected achievements in IBM are:

  • Client Engagement Accomplishment Award for research contributions to IBM cloud and cognitive services revenue within Australia and New Zealand (2016).
  • First Plateau Invention Achievement Award, where each plateau is achieved by four new patent applications, or a combination or patent applications and invention publications (2016).
  • First Patent Application Invention Achievement Award (2016).
  • Client Value Outstanding Technical Achievement Award for diligent work on cognitive computing (2015).
  • Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs Prize for research and development of a community Offer-Need matching platform enabling community based disaster recovery (2015).

Shaila is enthusiastic in innovation, participation into hackathons and interested to colloaborate on new ideas. She won 3rd prize in Samsung Gear App Challenge for developing a gesture based music controller app (2014). Moreover, during her PhD candidature, she was involved with different software development projects and participated in different programming contests as a student of Monash University. Her remarkable extra curricular achievements during PhD candidature can be mentioned as winning 1st prize in Nowlab Isobar Create32 Hackathon sponsored by Samsung (2013); research and development of a Pacific Climate Challenge based Facebook game for Unicef Pacific in collaboration with Commonwealth of Learning and Monash University (2011); and winning the Popular Choice Award in AppMyState organized by the Premier of Victoria Australia (2010). Moreover, while she was doing Bachelor in Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, she was part of a team for research and development of the 1st ever SMS application in Bengali language, which was made available to the end users by Robi Axiata Limited (2006).