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Abdul is currently working as a Research Staff Member at the IBM Almaden Research Center. He joined IBM Research in Jan 2016 after obtaining his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park in Dec 2015 where he was advised by Prof Amol Deshpande. Previously, Abdul served as an officer in the Communication Corps of the Indian Armed Forces. He is a graduate of the Indian National Defense Academy at Khadakwasla, Pune. He received a B.S. in Electronics and Teleommunication from the Military College of Telecommunication Engineering (JNU), New Delhi, and a M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.
Abdul's primary research interests are in large-scale distributed systems, including database systems, big data analytics in the cloud, cognitive analytics, distributed data storage and data parallel processing architectures, data analytics on large-scale graph-structured data.
He is currently working on designing and building an IBM Watson cognitive analytics platform that provides cloud services for creating and querying domain specific knowledge bases. The work involves analyzing and integrating multiple semi-structured and un-structured content sources and building cognitive querying systems that utilize ontologies, and expose natural language interfaces.