I am Saurabh Jha, a research staff member at IBM Research at Yorktown Heights, NY (since 2021). I received my Ph.D. in 2021 and MS in 2016 in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). I received my B.Tech from VIT University. Before joining UIUC, I worked as a visiting scholar at NTU Singapore. In the past, I have interned at IBM (2019), NVIDIA Research (2018, 2020), and Microsoft Research (2014, 2015).
My current research interests include designing and assessing autonomous agents. I work at the intersection of Machine Learning (with a particular interest in causal and generative models) and Systems (focusing on dependability).
I have published papers in prestigious international journals (such as TDSC, TOR, and PVLDB) and conferences (such as VLDB, NSDI, SuperComputing, ICS, OSDI, ASPLOS, DSN, ISSRE, and ICML). I have received several awards, most notably the IBM Ph.D. fellowship (2020-2021), SAP Industry Ph.D. scholarship (2014), and the VIT University best outgoing student award (2014). In addition, I have received several paper awards and honorable mentions in prestigious international conferences such as ISSRE 2020, SC 2020, and HPDC 2013.