I am a Senior Research Scientist and Master Inventor at IBM Research - India. I am an ACM Distinguished Speaker and IEEE senior member. I joined IBM Research - India in December 2010 as a Research Scientist in the group of Analytics and Optimization. Prior to joining IBM Research, I have received masters degree and Ph.D. degree both in computer science, in 2006 and 2010 respectively, from the Department of Computer Science and Automation, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India.
My research interests are Hybrid Data Analytics, Social Media Analytics, Computational Game Theory, Learning from Graph Data, Multi-Agent Decision Making and Data Science. I have published about 30 peer-reviewed research articles in several premier computer science conferences such as AAAI, IJCAI, AAMAS, ICDE, ECAI, ECML, ICPR, etc. I have got about 25 issued/granted patents in USPTO and about 30 more patents applications filed in USPTO in the areas of artificial intelligence, social networks, data science, business analytics, and IoT.
I have received IBM's prestigious "Outstanding Technical Achievement Award (OTAA)" FOUR times for my work in the areas of social media analytics, graph mining and game theory. I am recipient of 12th Plateau Invention Achievement Award for my contributions to generate Intellectural Property. I have also received Research Division Award (RDA) in 2014. I am an ACM India Eminent Speaker. I am recipient of Microsoft Research India Ph.D. Fellowship for a duration of 3 years from 2007-2010 as well as an honorable mention award for my work in doctoral dissertation from Yahoo! Labs Key Scientific Challenges, 2010. I also have received the "Best Ph.D. Thesis" award from Computer Society of India (CSI), 2012.