Amit A. Nanavati is a Senior Technical Lead for Cognitive Automation Solutions at IBM.
He joined IBM Research India in 2000 and has since worked on projects in ecommerce, data mining, telecom and mobile. He managed the Telecom Solutions Research group (2008-2013) which won Research Division Awards for their work on Social Network Analysis in Telecom and the Spoken Web projects. He was a Senior Manager of the Mobile and Telecom Research Group in 2014.
Amit was named a Master Inventor in 2011, and became a member of the IBM Academy of Technology in 2013. He co-authored a book on "Speech in Mobile and Pervasive Environments" published by John Wiley, UK in 2012. He co-hosted the SiMPE workshop at ACM MobileHCI for 10 years.
He has 50+ publications and 37 US patents granted.
He became an ACM Distinguished Speaker in 2014, and ACM Distinguished Scientist in 2015. He was also a volunteer for the SIGDEV proposal to ACM in 2011.
Prior to joining IBM, he worked for Netscape in California, after completing his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Louisiana State University, USA. During his Ph.D., he interned at the Jet Propulsion Lab (NASA) in Pasadena.