Dr. Pritish Parida is a Research Staff Member and and a Technical Assistant to Solomon Assefa, VP, IBM Research - Climate & Impact Science. He has extensive experience in the development of cutting-edge thermal technologies including chip-embedded two-phase cooling, for high performance computing systems and embedded applications such as UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles), RF (radio frequency) and 5G devices. His expertise includes thermo-fluids engineering, mechanical engineering, numerical methods, numerical computer simulation programs, scripting, signal processing, mathematical algorithms, real-time system control and monitoring and visualization programs. His current research includes aggregation and processing of multi-sensor multi-time scale data to analyze cardiac and mobility behavior, advancement of fundamental understanding of chronic pain in patients with failed back surgery syndrome, characterization of therapeutic effectiveness of implanted spinal cord stimulation waveforms over multiple timescales, development of a system to assist patients in reducing their pain, while also improving their quality-of-life and co-executing clinical studies/sub-studies to evaluate system effectiveness. He obtained his Ph.D. in Mech. Eng. from Virginia Tech. Dr. Parida has co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed publications, 3 book chapters and holds over 90 issued patents.