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Research Scientist, Master Inventor, Blockchain Architect
IBM Research - India & IBM Consulting - MEA


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Apurva Kumar has been a distributed systems and security researcher with IBM Research since 1999. He is a Research Scientist with IBM Research - India (New Delhi). He has 24+ years of experience in the industry.

He completed his bachelor degree in Electronics Engineering from Motilal Nehru National Institute Of Technology (MNNIT) in 1994. He obtained a Masters (Communication Engineering) degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi in 1996. He was awarded his Ph.D. degree (Computer Science and Engineering Department) also from IIT Delhi.

His areas of interest include wireless networks, computer systems security, distributed systems and databases. He has led several research projects in these areas. Apart from contributing to IBM products, he takes pride in architecting innovative solutions for customers in the region. He has also contributed to several open source projects. His work has primarily been in the following areas:

  • Blockchain Protocols.
  • Blockchain Applications: FSS and Identity.
  • Security analysis of Web Protocols.
  • Distributed Systems and Cloud Computing (Fault tolerance, Performance and Security)
  • Identity and Access Management.
  • API Economy Research
  • Service Oriented Architecture and Microservices
  • X.500/LDAP Directory Services.
  • Industry Frameworks, e.g. Telecom Service Provider Delivery Environment.
  • Master Data Management
  • Wireless Networks, esp. cellular CDMA, WLAN, WPAN (Bluetooth)

He has authored 20+ research papers in top CS conferences as well as 20+ US Patents.