Biplav Srivastava  Biplav Srivastava photo         

contact information

Research Staff Member and Master Inventor
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA




I have more than 20 years of experience in industrial and academic research as well as commercial, deadline-oriented, software development in both US and India. I am recognized as an IBM Master Inventor (Nov 2014 & Nov 2011, each for 3-year term) internally and as an ACM Distinguished Scientist (Dec 2014),  ACM Distinguished Speaker* (September 2013-2016, 2016-) and ACM Senior Member (August 2012) externally. My Google researcher profile and LinkedIn profile round up the basics. 

My research deals with enabling people to make rational decisions despite real world complexities of poor data, changing goals and limited resources by augmenting their cognitive limitations with technology. This has lead to expertise in Artificial Intelligence, Services and Sustainability, with proven track record of many science firsts and high-impact innovation (up to $B+) in global business environment. I interact regularly with clients, governments and standards bodies. My research background is in:

By technology

  • AI, Analytics – Planning, Scheduling, Rule-based Systems, Learning
  • Data - Semantic Web, Open and Big Data, Data Mining, Information Extraction
  • Services – Web Computing Models, Asset Reuse, Service Delivery Optimization, Business Processes

By industrySmart City (including Water, Transportation, Governance), Airlines, Telecommunication, Health

In addition, see more details about my profile, resume, papers, patents, talks and tools, technical blogs, client interactions, professional activities, opinions, research ideas for community and videos.

Personal note: I am involved in a privately funded non-governmental organization doing public service in India detailed here.

* ACM DSP program: If you want to have me give a talk on one of the following topics - AI, open data, traffic, water, research, ACM will pay for my airfare to do so. See:


Visited 27 countries (12%)
Create your own visited map of The World
 Visited 26 states (52%)
Create your own visited map of The United States
Visited 24 states (68.5%)
Create your own visited map of India