Amit A. Nanavati is a Senior Technical Lead for Cognitive Automation Solutions at IBM GTS Innovation Labs, and an adjunct professor at IIT Delhi.
Prior to this, Amit led the Telecom Research group on The Spoken Web and SNAzzy projects. The Spoken Web project received the National Award 2009 for Technological Innovation/Best Applied Research Aimed at Improving the Life of Persons with Disabilities given by the President of India. The SNAzzy project won an Outstanding Science Accomplishment Research Division Award in 2015. His 2008 paper "Social Ties and their Relevance to Churn in Mobile Telecom Networks" won the EDBT Test of Time Award in 2018. He has over 50 publications and over 40 US patents granted.
Amit was named an IBM Master Inventor in 2011. He co-authored a book on "Speech in Mobile and Pervasive Environments" published by John Wiley, UK in 2012. He became an ACM Distinguished Speaker in 2014, and an ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2015.