I am a Senior Researcher and Master Inventor at IBM Research India. I am currently leading Blockchain Solutions group at IRL. My current work spans different aspects of Blockchain technology including building innovative solutions in supply chain space working directly with clients, and enabling privacy preserving network collaboration on Blockchain using techniques from applied crytography and game theory. My research interests are broadly in the areas of Game Theory, Mechanism Design, AI, and Applied Cryptography with specific focus on multi-enterprise business networks and blockchain.
I have a Ph.D. in Mechanism Design from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. My thesis topic was on “Mechanism Design for Strategic Crowds, Markets, and Networks”. I have published about 20 papers in peer reviewed conferences and journals in premier CS venues such as AAMAS, WINE, IJCAI, ICBC and AAAI. I also have more than 10 issued patents and about 40 filed patents in the USPTO to my credit.