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IBM AI Research
Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY USA
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Professional Associations:  ACM  |  IEEE

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I am a member of the AI Foundations Lab at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Over the years, I have worked on many different aspects of Machine Learning including Machine translation for low resource languages, Information Extraction, few shot learning, etc.

My recent work is focussed on developing generative models and optimization techniques for designing molecules that satisfy multiple desirable properties. We applied these techniques to design novel drug candidates that bind to COVID-19 targets. The generated drug candidates can be visualized and analyzed using IBM's Molecule Explorer tool. For more information about this research, see https://covid19-mol.mybluemix.net/research and our NeurIPS paper.

Another recent work on AI designed antimicrobial peptides for tackling the problem of antibiotic resistance appeared in Nature Biomedical Engineering. These AI designed peptides were evaluated in the wetlab for Antimicrobial activity and low toxicity.

A complete list of my publications is available through Google Scholar. I also have 32 granted patents.

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Media Coverage

IBM shares AI tools to better understand and treat COVID-19

CogMol: Framework developed by IBM based on deep learning to accelerate therapeutic developments for COVID-19

IBM Research releases a new set of cloud- and artificial intelligence-based COVID-19 resources

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A case study by Center for Public Impact

UNICEF Draws on IBM Analytics to Give a Voice to Youth in Africa

"Big data" heralds a new kind of analyst

How Cognitive Technologies Boosted UNICEF’s Social Networking in Africa

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Leveraging data to change cities as we know them - the social impact

AFRICA: UNICEF USES IBM ANALYTICS TO GIVE A VOICE TO YOUTH IN AFRICA