Professional AssociationsProfessional Associations: IBM Academy of Technology | Industrial Advisory Board, Dept. of Computer Engg., San Jose State University
I commenced my career with IBM Research after obtaining a B.E. degree from Mumbai University (India) in 1992 and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Syracuse University in 1995 and 1997, respectively, all in Computer Engineering. My background is in the areas of management and performance analysis of distributed and parallel systems, with an emphasis on storage. I enjoy building end to end solutions for hard problems that advance the state of the art, and benefit society. To that end, I've worked on fault tolerant RAID algorithms and architectures for data, performance management for shared storage systems, data center scale IT management analytics, storage virtualization, parallel file systems, cloud computing, data security and resiliency, blockchain technology, edge computing, mobile analytics for Travel and Transportation and Internet of Things.
Over the course of my career, I have delivered innovation to IBM products, as well as internally deployed solutions, by making them easier to manage, perform better, or showcase first-of-a-kind features. This has benefitted IBM to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, for which I have been recognized with several Outstanding Technical Achievement Awards. Some of our work and collaboration has been featured in the IBM Research Blog and ABC7 News.
I currently lead a team of researchers that work in a diverse range of areas:
- Systems analytics and solutions (storage virtualization, software interoperability, backup and recovery, cyber-resiliency, anomaly detection, root cause analysis),
- Distributed AI (model optimization, robotics applications)
- Enterprise blockchain (novel architectures, and solutions for customer loyalty, crypto anchors, decentralized authentication, automotive applications, supply-chain analytics),
- Internet of Things (indoor localization, asset tracking, elder care and assisstive technology).
I strongly believe in collaborating within and outside of IBM. The U.S. Dept. of Energy, and the NSF have funded my work. In addition to working with most of IBM's divisions and IBM Research labs, I have worked / am working with the University of California, Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and the MOBI Alliance.