Nirmit Desai  Nirmit Desai photo         

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Senior Manager and Principal Scientist
IBM T J Watson Research Center



Nirmit Desai leads Edge Computing research globally, especially focused on challenges and applications of enabling AI at the edge. He led the team that created the technology undelying the Flu risk predictions,  Mesh Network Alerts, and Simulcastr. Nirmit is excited about the prospects of harnessing the collective power of the omnipresent edge devices. He likes to make sense of technology trends and ponder about the future of computing.

Previously, he has worked on distributed computing, services computing, multi-agent systems, and AI. His work has been recognized with several awards, e.g., NCSU CoE Dissertation Award, INFORMS Innovation in Analytics Award, Best paper award at IEEE SCC, and Outstanding Technical Accomplishment Awards at IBM. In 2017, he was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame of the Department of Computer Science at NCSU. 


Publications: See the DBLP listing or Google scholar.

Patents: See the Google patents page.

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