Apurva Kumar is a Research Scientist with IBM Research - India (New Delhi) since 1999. Before joining IBM he worked for 2.5 years in the cellular networks team of Sasken, Bangalore.
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, information management, model-driven architecture. 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:
- Wireless Networks, esp. cellular CDMA, WLAN, WPAN (Bluetooth)
- Identity and Access Management.
- Cloud and API Security.
- Security analysis of Web Protocols.
- API Economy Research.
- X.500/LDAP Directory Services.
- Logical Data Modeling.
- Industry Frameworks, e.g. Telecom Service Provider Delivery Environment.
- Master Data Management.